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Throwing Stones: A Sermon about Domestic Violence

The following sermon is an excerpt from Shook Foil Books Young Preachers Compilation, a collection of twenty thoughtful sermons from young (under forty-years-old) church leaders. Springing from a diverse array of ministry contexts, these sermons reveal the strength, creativity, and

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Healing Miracles: A Pastor’s Perspective

20 mins read

Editor’s Note: We’ve spent the last few weeks reflecting on what our Christian faith has to say to our current systems of healthcare and health insurance. With today’s article, we take a step back and reflect on the healing and wholeness that, as earlier authors have claimed, lies close to


God is a Dreamer, Too

12 mins read

This reflection for common ground was written as a part of the Ignatian Solidarity Network’s Fall Call for Immigration Reform. Texts: Leviticus 25:23 Deuteronomy 10:17-19 Matthew 2:13-23 Our God is a dreamer. Joseph’s life has been turned upside down in the last few months. What seemed at first like his


The Gospel from Black Elk

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[ezcol_1half] A Sermon Podcast Preached Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community in Pittsburgh, PA Texts: Philippians 2:5-11 I Corinthians 9:19-23 In this sermon podcast, Jeff Brown, a Sociology major at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI, reflects on a trip he took with the Hot Metal


I Am The Vine You Are The Branches

33 mins read

The following is reprinted exactly from Clá Dear Friends, Please see below the sermon I preached at Presbyterian Youth Triennium, July 20, 2013. In many ways it will frustrated you! that is because the sermon alone, here, cold, just won’t do it what id did. It is only the breath of

Emily Rose Proctor

What Would Jonah Do?

17 mins read

An HIV/AIDS Advocacy Sermon A Sermon by Emily Rose Proctor, originally preached on the 1st Sunday in Advent, World AIDS Day, December 2, 2012, at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD. This sermon is part of a series of reflections from Johnson C. Smith’s first annual HIV competency

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National Preach-In on Global Warming

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February 8-10, 2013 Organized by Interfaith Power & Light   It’s time for the 2013 National Preach-In on Global Warming, Interfaith Power & Light’s biggest event of the year. On the weekend before Valentine’s Day, thousands of clergy, lay leaders, and other people of faith will speak of their abiding

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