“Wedding Games”

A Sermon on John 8:2-11 and I Corinthians 13 by the Rev. Dr. Robert J. Campbell. Text: “Where you go I will go, your people shall be my people and your God my God.” (Ruth 1:16) “… given today’s rhetoric and national debates, with laws being enacted one way or the other, just as with any other issue of justice down through history it is the job of the pulpit to speak the word of an accepting God so that you can speak that word to one person and then to another. And like those twelve ordinary individuals who witnessed what happened that day with Jesus and that woman you too can then begin to change the world that surrounds you. That is how this faith of ours works…”

Testimony to a Dream: Waking Up the Witness

Anna Carter Florence Associate Professor of Preaching Columbia Theological Seminary November 2007 Last summer I witnessed a classic tale of victory and defeat at a Little League baseball game in Minnesota.  I was sitting with a ten-year-old friend, watching his older brother’s baseball game on a Friday night, and by the third inning, even I […]

Red Tulips Arise!

2000 Covenant Conference Opening Worship, November 2, 2000 Sermon  “Red Tulips Arise!”  Ruth 1: 1-18  Angela Ying Pastor, Bethany United Church of Christ, Seattle   Have you ever felt like a square peg amidst an array of round holes? As a woman in ministry, I continue to struggle with the temptation to simply fit in […]