1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14
12th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B
August 16, 2015
The Rev. Dr. Timothy T. Boggess
It was, and perhaps still is, the most perfect prayer I have ever heard. And it came out of the mouth of a six year-old boy. His mother told me about it soon after it happened. They were at a local swimming pool and her son was standing at the deep end, his toes curled over the edge. Still unsure of himself in the water, he stood there for what seemed to her like a very long time. Hesitating. Meditating. Palpitating. And just when it seemed that he was going to back away from the edge, he looked up to the sky, put his hands together, and said: "O Lord, give me skills or GIVE ME GILLS!" And he jumped.
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November 17, 2013
The Rev. Amy Gearhart
In power and poverty, privilege and pain, even as we endure persecution and the pain and complexity of our modern world, these are the places where Jesus sets his table, where he grants us the words and wisdom of a kingdom vision that welcomes our neighbors and our enemies, where Jesus comes to be our welcomed guest.
November 03, 2013
The Rev. Dr. Christine Chakoian
In her All Saints' Sunday sermon on the "great cloud of witnesses" in Hebrews 11, Dr. Chris Chakoian says that though it’s important to appreciate the present, and to look to the future with hope, the most important orientation toward time may be a positive appreciation of the past. The more we savor memories of relationships and let go of grudges, connect to our roots and let go of our forebears’ failings, the better grounded and centered we will be.
The Rev. John Gunn
An educated head without an educated heart is a dangerous menace to society. According to The Rev. John R. Gunn, "the culture of the mind without the culture of the conscience offers no hope for the salvation of society."
The Rev. John Gunn
In this episode of Be Still and Know, The Rev. John R Gunn speaks of wisdom obtainable by all. "It is in the act of turning to God that wisdom begins. Then, you take the first wise step. And it is in letting Him lead your faltering steps that you will win understanding of yourself, your fellow man and of God."