3rd Sunday of Easter - Year B
April 22, 2012
The Rev. Dr. Randall Bush
Imagine that you're at a dinner party, standing by the fireplace with a small plate of hors d'oeuvres, when you mention to the people nearby that you'd like to talk about Easter. Imagine someone responding, "No, thank you, we are having a serious discussion about education in America." So you listen for a while as they discuss things like class sizes, teachers' salaries, and how high their property taxes are. Then they start reminiscing about their own school days, yellow school buses, packing a lunch, high school proms, and pop quizzes. You want to interrupt and bring up other details, such as how too many teachers burn out or end up having to buy class supplies with their own money, or how peer pressure can be so destructive that it leads many young people to consider suicide; but there's never a break in the conversation.
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10th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A
August 21, 2011
The Rev. Dr. Peter Marty
If ever you want to feel your perspiration coming on, you don't really need a hot day. All you need is the sudden flash of a memory that brings back some anxious moment or embarrassing time. The more embarrassing that experience was, the more profuse the sweat. Chances are good that you'll also feel some body tremors, just recalling how awful that original experience felt. Whether it leveled your self-confidence or momentarily damaged your self-esteem, it did not feel good.
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July 24, 2011
The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel
Sometimes we need to be prepared to "stand in" for church in the lives of those who are hurting, sharing our testimony with the grieving, calling out that we have seen light in the midst of darkness.
July 10, 2011
The Rev. Joseph Evans
The goal of the sower in Jesus' parable (Matthew 13) was simply to sow seed, and to many he seems careless and wasteful. As followers of Christ, how are we sowing the seeds of our faith?
July 11, 2010
The Rev. Christopher Henry
Focusing on the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), the Rev. Chris Henry says that we are followers of Jesus Christ, and our art--like his--is storytelling. It is our turn to tell the old, old stories that still have the power to transform our lives and remake our broken world.
July 04, 2010
The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry
In part 4 of our special series, "Faith & Global Hunger," the Right Rev. Michael Curry, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, offers a stirring call to action to serve the poor in Jesus' name.
May 02, 2010
Dr. Jan Love
Dr. Jan Love, dean of Candler School of Theology, explores the meaning of Peter's vision in Acts 11--and the perspective it provides in approaching interfaith relations today.
The Very Rev. Dr. Samuel T. Lloyd
Hosts Lillian Daniel and Daniel Pawlus in conversation with Sam Lloyd, who says "I find that my calendar doesn't leave much room for God to break in, but what I find is a God who is relentless in insisting on breaking in, and it's my job to keep my eyes open and pay attention."