Every Fear Silenced

A Sermon by Meg Peery McLaughlin at the Kansas City Area Regional Conference: “But the truth is: there are some words that bear repeating. Some words that we simply need, desperately need, to hear over and over and over again… Do not be afraid.”

The Gospel of Kindness

Robert Dykstra: As I survey the stark detritus of the centuries-long theological rift between human sexuality and Christian charity, ,,, what seems clear to me now is that both in our personal lives and loves and in our Christian works and walks we must rejoin somehow our kindness with our desire.

Crumbs and the Covenant

Barbara K. Lundblad Professor of Preaching, Union Theological Seminary (NY) Isaiah 56: 1 – 8, Matthew 15: 21 – 28 I am deeply honored that you invited a Lutheran to be part of this gathering – a tangible sign of our full communion agreement. While we may be in full communion, Lutherans and Presbyterians aren’t […]

No Other Plan

Joanna M. Adams Pastor, Morningside Presbyterian Church, Atlanta Matthew 28: 16-20 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to […]

Something to Talk About

Jessica Tate Associate Pastor Fairfax Presbyterian Church Fairfax, Virginia Deut. 6:20-25 20 When your children ask you in time to come, “What is the meaning of the decrees and the statutes and the ordinances that the LORD our God has commanded you?” 21 then you shall say to your children, “We were Pharaoh’s slaves in […]

What Will It Take to Win?

Joanna M. Adams Pastor, Morningside Presbyterian Church, Atlanta Opening Sermon to the Southeast Regional Covenant Conference April 1, 2005 Matthew 5: 38-48 I have been a preacher for some time now, but before I was a preacher I was a teacher.  At the ripe old age of twenty-one years and two months, I was hired […]