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The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson

Chuck Robertson: Power to Press On

Acts 1:6-14

Ascension Sunday - Year A

May 28, 2017

The Rev. Canon Charles K. Robertson (TEC)

 

"Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?" Of course they would ask this! Jesus' friends, of course they would ask this question, after all that they had seen and heard and experienced, the good, the bad, yes, the very bad, the darkest of times. Of course, they would ask, "Is this the time?" But wait, I'm getting ahead of myself.  Let's rewind the tape a bit. After all, though this mountaintop scene appears to be the opening scene of a story - one that we know as the Acts of the Apostles - the fact is that we are entering a saga already in progress.  Acts is, a sequel, a really good sequel. Like The Godfather, Part II or The Empire Strikes Back, not like Jaws 2 or (worse) Jaws 3-D!

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The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt

Carol Howard Merritt: "I Will Not Leave You Orphaned"

John 14:15-21

6th Sunday of Easter - Year A

May 21, 2017

The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (PCUSA)

 

When my daughter was about five years old, we went browsing in a bookstore in D.C. when we realized that a writer named Daniel Handler was signing books. It took us a while to figure out that Daniel Handler was actually Lemony Snickets, a children's author known for his morbid humor. Lemony Snickets wrote A Series of Unfortunate Events, books about three siblings whose parents die. So, my daughter picked out a book and we stood in line. When I read the signature, Handler had inscribed in the book, "To a future orphan." I looked down at my beautiful, tiny daughter with the words in her hand and became horrified. It was such a terrible thought and such a true statement. Finally, I had to laugh.

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Jessica Christy Transcript

May 14, 2017

Jessica Christy: "But They Covered Their Ears"

Jessica Christy (ELCA)

Jessica Christy compares the situation with Stephen in Acts, where the angry crowd covered their ears to block out his words before they stoned him to death, to the political scene these days. Yet as Stephen lay dying, he never stops seeing his killers as people worthy of forgiveness and love, and God calls us to have this same approach to others.
The Rev. Dr. Dock Hollingsworth Transcript

May 07, 2017

Dock Hollingsworth: How Big Is the Church?

The Rev. Dr. Dock Hollingsworth (CBF)

Dr. Dock Hollingsworth says the ways of church life have changed over the centuries since the book of Acts--back then they had no building, constitution, by-laws, or even a pastor; they had the presence of the Holy Spirit and each other. Churches today can rediscover their connection with the early church, and find how truly big the church is.
The Rev. Sarah Condon Transcript

April 30, 2017

Sarah Condon: Our Low Meets His High

The Rev. Sarah Condon (TEC)

The Rev. Sarah Condon says that, like these disciples on the road to Emmaus, we all want to avoid the suffering and death part of Jesus' story. Among other reasons, by admitting that part of the story we also have to admit that we need God’s forgiveness and grace--our low meets his high.
Dr. Everett L. Worthington, Jr. Transcript

April 23, 2017

Everett Worthington: Just Forgiving

Dr. Everett Worthington, Jr.

In this special message presented in association with the Episcopal Preaching Foundation, noted scholar on the science of forgivness, Dr. Ev Worthington, uses the story of Mephibosheth to explain the power of forgiveness in life, and how we all can come to be more forgiven and forgiving followers of Christ.
The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler Transcript

April 16, 2017

Sam Candler: The Tomb Is a Tunnel

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

In his sermon for Easter Day, Dean Sam Candler says Easter is a day to remember an amazing thing about Jesus’ tomb: It’s not the end of the path, not the end of freedom, not the end of light-- it’s a tunnel.
The Rev. Dr. Delmer Chilton Transcript

April 09, 2017

Delmer Chilton: Living at Cross Purposes

The Rev. Dr. Delmer Chilton (ELCA)

In his sermon for the Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday), Dr. Delmer Chilton compares the theology of glory with the theology of the cross, and explains how Jesus models how we are to live to serve humbly.
The Rev. Elizabeth Goodman Transcript

April 02, 2017

Liz Goodman: Full Circle

The Rev. Elizabeth Goodman (UCC)

In her sermon for the 5th Sunday in Lent, the Rev. Liz Goodman focuses on a phrase that appears several times in John's gospel: "Come and See." This time, Mary and Martha invite Jesus to "come and see" where their brother Lazarus was buried. We too can offer this invitation to others in our circles to come and see God at work.
The Rev. Scott Seeke Transcript

March 26, 2017

Scott Seeke: The Chosen One

The Rev. Scott Seeke (ELCA)

As we see in the story of Samuel's anointing of David as King of Israel, God's criteria for God's servants may not line up with our own--which, Scott Seeke tells us, means God may even use us.