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August 11, 2014 | Jesus gives a clear invitation and a promise: “Come to me, you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Jesus is still teaching us this wisdom, handing us four gifts -- Sabbath, release, wellspring and energy for mission, says a retired Baptist pastor.
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June 2, 2014 | Pentecost says this: We are called to be the church Jesus dreams about -- one that is on fire, that speaks in other tongues, one that is a hurricane, says a pastor.
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May 19, 2014 | One might expect the Gospel accounts of the Resurrection to reflect better on the disciples, says an Illinois pastor. But the story is unambiguous on this point: they were confused, perplexed and deathly afraid.
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May 5, 2014 | As the prophet Habakkuk discovered, waiting is the most important thing we do, says a professor of preaching at Asbury Theological Seminary.
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March 7, 2014 | When the desert fathers withdrew from the city, they found that they could not escape thoughts of their former lives of ease. So they developed a three-step method to retrain their thoughts: notice, quarantine and replace.
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February 11, 2014 | Ask hard questions. God is ready for them, says a theologian and pastor.
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January 27, 2014 | Psalm 127 is rooted in a fundamental trust in God rather than trust in our own anxious toil. Our work can then become an act of trust, not arrogance, says the dean of Duke Chapel.
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October 21, 2013 | All Souls is the respect we pay to the dead and the reminder of life to us who still mourn, says the executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches in a homily for All Souls Requiem.
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September 9, 2013 | One does not obliterate and destroy the past or the tradition, but one works to restore its joy; thus, we are open to divine disruption, says the dean of Duke University Chapel.
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August 27, 2013 | Riddling truth to power, Jesus the jester melts the solidity of the world, rearranging it and calling for new discernment, new perception and new life, says the Duke homiletics professor.