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Hoping For Hillary
Robert Allan Hill
Dean of Marsh Chapel, Professor of New Testament and Pastoral ...
We await a common hope, a hope that our warming globe, caught in climate change, will be cooled by cooler heads and calmer hearts and careful minds.
Courtesy of Joel Osteen
The Heartbreaking Loss Joel Osteen Endured Days After His Fateful First Sermon
By Lisa Capretto, OWN
"I thought, 'What are the coincidences of me speaking the last Sunday of his life?'"
The Sabbath as a Lesson on Rest and Work (A Sermon on Exodus 20:8-11)
Rev. James Ellis, III
At its core the Sabbath begs this question, "Do you accept that God knows what you need better than you do?" An affirmative response dictates setting aside one day in seven, not as a rigid vacation, but a time to better know God. It is a time for us and those in our care to rest.
Why I Didn't Go Back to My Mother's Baptist Church on Sunday
According to what I know is right from a lifetime of careful examination, tolerance is crucial to the ongoing, deep and harmonious fellowship and communion of humanity; intolerance only pushes us over lines and out doors.
A Rabbi Wonders: Am I A Religious Jew?
Rabbi Laura Baum
Rabbi, MBA, Community Builder
A few weeks ago I was filling out paperwork to see a new doctor for a checkup. The questions seemed straightforward, until one stumped me: Are you religious?
"Unstoppable" Is a One Hour Sermon
Jackie K. Cooper
A Rabbi on the Economy & The Great Gatsby
Rabbi Gil Steinlauf
Senior Rabbi, Adas Israel Congregation
I have long appreciated Fitzgerald's novel as a commentary on the limits of the American Dream that we all hold sacred. Dreams and fantasies, the pursuit of wealth and fame and success--these vanities have been lifted to the highest levels of respect and hope and yearning over the past century.
Our Commitment To Justice Requires Letting Go Of Fear
Father Alberto Cutié
The challenge for all Christians today is not to fall into the temptation of always being liked by all. To announce and to denounce is part of the prophetic work of Christ's Church.
Trayvon And Shaima At Easter Season: A Sermon
Professor of New Testament, Lancaster Theological Seminary
It is still news that the risen Jesus dwells with Trayvon, that he roams around Afghanistan, and that he resides in solidarity with Shaima. That's news, it's scary news.
Day 2: Acting on Inspiration
Princeton Irvin Parker
Founder of Princeton Parker Ministries
It has been just three weeks since Thanksgiving, and thankfulness has lost its' place in the spotlight. In fact, the holiday hadn't even lived out its' full 24 hours before people turned their sights to what they could acquire in the Black Friday sales.
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The Problem With Preaching
Rev. Mary M. Brown
Ordained Pastor and Community Activist
For a sermon to be a public discourse, it takes a pastor and a congregation. In a community of faith, trust and openness, the conversation will develop organically between pastor and people.
The Bin Laden Dialogue: An Imam, Rabbi And Minister Struggle Over What To Preach This Weekend
Rabbi Justus N. Baird
Director, Center for Multifaith Education, Auburn Theological ...
Two days after the news of Bin Laden's demise, an Imam, Rabbi and Minister reflect on what it means for people of faith: the 'celebrations,' the burial, and what to preach about this weekend.
'We Are All God Carriers': The Universal Wisdom Of Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater
Spiritual Leader, Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center
We are all God-carriers, he kept repeating, God's stand-ins, God's viceroys. Would we kill others if we believed it was killing a part of God every time?
Ministering A Response To 'Human-Caused Disaster'
Preachers of the Future: Three Sermons From Young Christians
Rabbi David Wolpe
Author and Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles
For centuries people have walked out of synagogue thinking "Boy I'd like to tell the Rabbi a thing or two about that sermon." But now the sermons are online, the Facebook page is available, and that congregant can offer a piece of her or his mind
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