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The Rev. Peter W. Marty Transcript

August 28, 2011

Trusting God to Settle Scores

The Rev. Peter Marty (ELCA)

In Paul's to-do list for Christians in community, he urges us to live peaceably. In order to do that, we must turn over our feelings of revenge to God and live in harmony.
The Rev. Peter W. Marty Transcript

August 21, 2011

Do You Love Jesus?

The Rev. Peter Marty (ELCA)

Talking about Jesus as an idea is a far cry from trusting your life to Jesus, and believing in the concept of God doesn't begin to compare with actually knowing God. Peter Marty calls for a bone-rattling passion for following Christ.
The Rev. Susan Sparks Transcript

August 14, 2011

The Mulch Pile

The Rev. Susan Sparks (ABCUSA)

In Colossians 3, the Apostle Paul asks us what trash do we need to throw on the mulch pile, and what beautiful new things will we grow in its place?
The Rev. Susan Sparks Transcript

August 07, 2011

So You're a Christian? Whattaya Gonna Do About It?

The Rev. Susan Sparks (ABCUSA)

As TV mobster Tony Soprano might put it, "So you're a Christian? Whattaya gonna do about it?" Some Christians do nothing. Others take a middle of the road approach. Susan Sparks encourages us to go "all in" and truly follow Christ.
The Rev. Martin Copenhaver Transcript

July 31, 2011

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses

The Rev. Martin Copenhaver (UCC)

The story of the Garden of Eden in Genesis 3 reminds us that excuses have no place in the Christian life. Because as Christians, we don't have to make excuses because we can't justify ourselves anyway--that's God's job. Instead, learn to practice forgiveness.

The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel Transcript

July 24, 2011

The Stand-In Church

The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel (UCC)

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.
The Rev. Joe Evans Transcript

July 17, 2011

It's Coming

The Rev. Joseph Evans (PCUSA)

Our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us, Paul says. We are the resurrection people, and we have a reason to hope.
The Rev. Joe Evans Transcript

July 10, 2011

The Sower's Lesson

The Rev. Joseph Evans (PCUSA)

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?
The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson Transcript

July 03, 2011

Never Enough

The Rev. Canon Charles K. Robertson (TEC)

Jesus calls those who are weary to take up his yoke. There's no secret formula for lowering life's pressurized expectations--but accepting that we can't do it without God is the first step.
The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson Transcript

June 26, 2011

God Will Provide

The Rev. Canon Charles K. Robertson (TEC)

The story of Abraham and Isaac in Genesis 22 reminds us that God will provide--but it's not easy. A strong relationship with God requires a trust that struggles with reality.