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The Rev. Dr. Christopher Girata Transcript

April 01, 2018

Chris Girata: Get Up and Live

The Rev. Dr. Christopher Girata (TEC)

In his sermon for Easter Day, Dr. Chris Girata notes that at the tomb Mary Magdalene failed to see what was right in front of her--the risen Lord--and we can often be just like Mary. On this day we get a glimpse into a divine opportunity, the opportunity of Christ and the resurrection, which can enable us to actually live in this dark and scary world.
The Rev. Dr. Christopher Girata Transcript

March 25, 2018

Chris Girata: Parade of Grace

The Rev. Dr. Christopher Girata (TEC)

In his sermon for Palm Sunday, the Rev. Chris Girata says that in his triumphal entry into Jerusalem, Jesus was challenging the political and religious leaders, mocking the powerful, openly criticizing the strong, and celebrating the simple grace of God. He was making fun of the Romans and their military parades as a way to point to the true power of God--a power that is found in humility, vulnerability, and grace.
The Rev. B. J. Hutto Transcript

March 18, 2018

B.J. Hutto: On Being Philip

The Rev. B. J. Hutto (ABCUSA)

The Rev. B. J. Hutto explains that, unlike Matthew, Mark, and Luke, the writer of John’s gospel weaves the apostle Philip into several interesting stories--from his quip, 'Can anything good come out of Nazareth?' to this account of when some Greeks come to see Jesus. When Philip and Andrew inform Jesus, their master seems to go off on a very troubling tangent...
The Very Rev. Allen Pruitt Transcript

March 11, 2018

Allen Pruitt: There Is Enough

The Very Rev. Allen Pruitt (TEC)

In the wilderness a horde of serpents plagues the Israelites, who blame God and demand Moses fix it. But Allen Pruitt reminds us that God will not be used--God will just show up, often uninvited, ready or not. The truth is, this is a story about God, and so redemption is always around the bend. So if we’ll turn and face the thing that’s killing us, we just may be healed.
The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann Transcript

March 04, 2018

Walter Brueggemann: Strategies for Staying Emancipated

The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann (UCC)

The Ten Commandments are given, Walter Brueggemann says, by the liberating God who opposes and defeats Pharaoh’s system of exploitation, and who delivers Israel from that brutalizing economy. It is an affirmation that the world--our lives--are under new governance, a new regime, and the Ten Commandments are rules for this new life of freedom and justice. If the Israelites, and we, don’t follow them, we are susceptible to falling back into Pharaoh’s domain. So he calls the commandments 'strategies for staying emancipated.'
The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead Transcript

February 25, 2018

Kate Moorehead: Self Give-Away

The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead (TEC)

In her sermon for the 2nd Sunday in Lent, Dean Kate Moorehead says Jesus offers another model for devotion: give your life away, hand it over to God, lose yourself and you will find yourself. Take up your cross and in following Christ you will find out who you really are, you said. This is hard to do...
The Rev. Gordon Stewart Transcript

February 18, 2018

Gordon Stewart: He Was With the Wild Beasts

The Rev. Gordon Stewart (PCUSA)

In his sermon for the first Sunday in Lent, the Rev. Gordon Stuart says Mark’s account of Jesus’ wilderness retreat simply says Jesus 'was with the wild beasts, and angels ministered to him.' We can draw both comfort and challenge from that, because we all face times when the beasts of life are all too real, when faith falters, when despair gnaws at us, and hopelessness nearly destroys our sense of well being.
The Rev. Cuttino Alexander Transcript

February 11, 2018

Cuttino Alexander: The Happiest Place on Earth

The Rev. Cuttino Alexander (ELCA)

In his sermon for Transfiguration Sunday, the Rev. Cuttino Alexander explains that the word “transfiguration” means to elevate something and make it more beautiful, make it shine. And that’s what happened on the mountaintop with Jesus, and Peter, James, and John. But after those moments in life we’re back at the bottom of the mountain, smack dab in real life.
The Rev. David Hodges Transcript

February 04, 2018

David Hodges: To Move, To Touch, To Heal

The Rev. David Hodges (TEC)

In Mark 1:20-39, Jesus tells his disciples that he is supposed to proclaim the message. But the Rev. David Hodges says that proclaiming the message means not just telling people what the kingdom of God is, but showing them--by reaching out and touching people who, because of their disease, their behavior, or their demons, were suffering.
The Rev. Dr. Charles Qualls Transcript

January 28, 2018

Charles Qualls: What Is This?

The Rev. Dr. Charles Qualls (CBF)

Dr. Charles Qualls says that the scribes and Pharisees heard Jesus' bold teaching and decided he had to be stopped. But others heard Jesus and opened their hearts and minds, their souls and spirits to the hope they heard in Jesus. “What is this?” they asked.