March 12, 2017 - Second Sunday of Lent

By Sheila Bouie-Sledge
Gathering Prayer Almighty God, we repent of our sins and open our hearts to Jesus. We repent and believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We receive you in heart, body, and … read more

Jesus and Mosquito Bites

By O. Wesley Allen Jr.
In The Color Purple,1 Alice Walker presents a conversation between Celie and Shug that is worthy of the halls of Perkins School of Theology, the seminary at which I teach. The two … read more

March 5, 2017 - First Sunday of Lent

By Sheila Bouie-Sledge
Gathering Prayer Almighty God, we thank you this day for the amazing way that your Son Jesus used his free will and resisted the temptations of the devil. We pray that we may walk … read more

After Meeting Glory

By Ted A. Smith
Transfiguration Sunday  Today is the day that the church remembers the transfiguration of Jesus. We remember how he went up on the mountain with his closest disciples, how… read more

February 26, 2017 - Transfiguration Sunday

By Sheila Bouie-Sledge
Gathering Prayer Almighty and loving God, come and be with us as we worship on this Transfiguration Sunday. We pray for greater insight into the guiding lights of your Son Jesus… read more

February 19, 2017

By Emanuel Cleaver III
Gathering Prayer Jesus, Son of God, thank you for putting on flesh and becoming our neighbor. You did not have to treat us with such kindness, but you did. You gave yourself… read more

February 12, 2017

By Emanuel Cleaver III
Preaching Theme According to Deuteronomy 30:15-20, every day life and death, blessing and curse are set before us. Blessing is waiting for us if we would love the Lord, walk in… read more

February 5, 2017

By Emanuel Cleaver III
Gathering Prayer God of justice and mercy, we come before you today. We come to seek you. We desire knowledge of your ways. We want to be close to you. We come to call on you and… read more

June 24, 2012 - Salvation, Now!

By William H. Willimon
Encountering 2 Corinthians Paul has an announcement—a message that has been entrusted to him, “See, now is the acceptable time, see, now is the day of… read more

June 17, 2012 - The Church--a Shrub?

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Mark “He began to teach them many things in parables,” says Mark 4:2. A sower goes forth to sow and, though there is much sowing failure. A small… read more

June 10, 2012 - Out of His Mind

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Mark Mark’s Gospel is full of conflict in which Jesus deals with uncomprehending disciples and constant critics. In today’s pericope from Mark 3:20-35… read more

June 3, 2012 - God in Three Ways

By William H. Willimon
Encountering John All of this Sunday’s texts are testimonies to the nature of God. Note that we will again this Sunday, as every Sunday, read three texts, three readings… read more
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