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The Rev. Joe Evans Transcript

July 16, 2017

Joe Evans: More Than a Moral Lesson

The Rev. Joseph Evans (PCUSA)

We Christians know all about stories with morals, says the Rev. Joe Evans. But the story in Genesis 25 messes that up. Neither Esau nor Jacob is blameless. But the real lesson they give us is that we, like they, do not belong to our pasts, our great failures, our tragic disappointments, or foolhardy choices. For we belong to Christ.
The Rev. Joe Evans Transcript

July 09, 2017

Joe Evans: The Invitation

The Rev. Joseph Evans (PCUSA)

There is a major difference between the two men described in 2 Samuel 11 and Song of Solomon 2: the gallant young lover, and King David, who uses his power in evil ways. Love is initiated by an invitation, an offer that in the hands of the invitee is a choice. It's risky, but that's how it's supposed to work.
The Rev. Dr. Kenyatta Gilbert Transcript

July 02, 2017

Kenyatta Gilbert: Pinocchio Prophecy

The Rev. Dr. Kenyatta Gilbert (other)

The beloved story of Pinocchio sheds light on an important reality, says Dr. Kenyatta Gilbert: If you tell lies, you will find yourself bereft of moral integrity. This is true for persons in ministry leadership--the temptation to succeed at any costs is very real. This is also true for all believers in any walk of life.
The Rev. Robin Wilson Transcript

June 25, 2017

Robin Wilson: Rise Up

The Rev. Robin Wilson (UMC)

The Rev. Robin Wilson likens Jesus' words to his disciples in Matthew 10 to Alexander Hamilton's energizing encouragement to his fellow revolutionaries from the stage musical, "Hamilton," calling them to rise up, to act for that which is most important to them. In the same way, Jesus was honest with his followers about the potential costs of following him--but tells them not to be afraid.
The Rev. Robin Wilson Transcript

June 18, 2017

Robin Wilson: The Future Harvest

The Rev. Robin Wilson (UMC)

The willingness of the first disciples to take a risk reminds us that we too can risk ourselves to look upon others without fear, and with love and compassion, says the Rev. Robin Wilson. Those first harvesters remind us that modern-day disciples are also sent to go into the fields and work.
The Rev. Dr. Eric Barreto Transcript

June 11, 2017

Eric Barreto: In the Beginning and In the End

The Rev. Dr. Eric Barreto (CBF)

Dr. Eric Barreto says Genesis chapters 1 and 2 are not a blueprint for the world or a play-by-play of the dawning of creation. Nor are they simply an ancient fairy tale we can dismiss. They’re not about us--they are first and foremost about God.
The Rev. Dr. Eric Barreto Transcript

June 04, 2017

Eric Barreto: Can't We All Just Get Along?

The Rev. Dr. Eric Barreto (CBF)

In his sermon for Pentecost Sunday, Dr. Eric Barreto asks, Based on the account in Acts, what would it mean for a church to be Pentecostal? He says we would seek out all kinds of people without requiring them to become like us, that we cannot be "God’s" people without "those" people.
The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson Transcript

May 28, 2017

Chuck Robertson: Power to Press On

The Rev. Canon Charles K. Robertson (TEC)

In his sermon on the Ascension, the Rev. Canon Chuck Robertson acknowledges that life often may not be smooth or fair or prosperous. Sometimes we will find ourselves straining our gaze heavenward, wondering where God is, when will it will all get easier. But there is hope.
The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt Transcript

May 21, 2017

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

The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (PCUSA)

Carol Howard Merritt shows us that Jesus looked at his friends--even the ones who would inevitably betray him--with overwhelming concern and love. We are made in the image of God, and in that image we long for one another. We work with and delight in one another. Our lives are not complete without company.
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.