Dietrich Bonhoeffer (copyright, US Holocaust Museum)

Acts 7:55-60 7:55 But filled with the Holy Spirit, he gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 7:56 “Look,” he said, “I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!” 7:57 But they covered their ears, […]

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You can listen here, or read below: http://revheath.podomatic.com/entry/2014-05-11T18_25_02-07_00 Scripture: Psalm 23 and John 10 If you ask people to tell you their favorite Scriptures, or even just list a few Scriptures they know, there’s one that always seems to come up: Psalm 23. You likely know the words: “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not […]

The Congregational Church in Exeter, NH

I’ve been behind on posting sermons for the last couple of months as I’ve been preparing to move. But, here’s one from Sunday, May 5th, when we explored the Emmaus text. It also happened to be the sermon I preached before the vote to call me as the new pastor of The Congregational Church in […]

stillspeaking

Jesus said also to the one who had invited him, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid.” – Luke 14:12 Every couple of weeks I have lunch […]

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This morning in Charlotte, North Carolina, the United Church of Christ filed a lawsuit in US District Court. This suit argues that the current law in North Carolina, as it pertains to marriage, violates religious freedom by prohibiting UCC ministers and other clergy from officiating at same-sex marriages. After the passage of Amendment One in […]

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You can listen here: http://revheath.podomatic.com/entry/2014-04-20T18_05_17-07_00 Or read below: Matthew 28:1-10 28:1 After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 28:2 And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the […]

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As we journey further into Holy Week, we have come to Maundy Thursday. One of the most common questions clergy hear this day is “what does Maundy mean?” Check out today’s Stillspeaking Devotional to find out: http://www.ucc.org/feed-your-spirit/daily-devotional/the-love-mandate.html