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Alston, Onleilove

      Living as Sojourners in a Strange Land, An On Scripture Feature a reflection by Onleilove Alston with a focus on 1 Peter 1:17-23  (April 24, 2017).

Barreto, Eric 

     Majesty And Tragedy In Oklahoma, An On Scripture Feature by Eric D. Barreto with a focus on Psalms 8 (May 21, 2013).

 

Becker, Amy Julia      

     Vulnerability: The Gift Not Fully Valued, An On Scripture Feature by Amy Julia Becker with a focus on John 9:1-41. (March 20, 2017).

 
Brown, William P.
    Wounded Resurrection: The Body of Christ for the Body of Earth, An On Scripture Feature by William P. Brown with a focus on John 20:19-31

Browning, Melissa

     A God of Second Chances, An On Scripture Feature by Melissa Browning with a focus on 2 Peter 1:16-21. More Bible Study and Sermons Resources From Melissa Browning (Feb 20, 2017)

     Death, Injustice, And A Basket Of Fruit, An On Scripture Feature by Melissa Browning with a focus on Amos 8:1-12. More Bible Study and Sermons Resources From Melissa Browning (July 13, 2016).

 

de Waal Malefyt , Norma 

Bible Study on Worship: Elements of Christian Worship and is designed for use by a worship planning team/committee by Norma de Waal Malefyt and Howard Vanderwell and the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship : Preparation for Worship (Psalm 15 and John 4:21-24); The Opening of Worship (Psalm 95 and Acts 2:42-47); The Service of Renewal in Grace (Psalm 32:1-11 and 1 John 1:8-10);  The Reading of Scripture (Nehemiah 8:1-6 and Luke 4:14-21); Proclaiming the Word (Romans 10:14-18 and 2 Timothy 4:1-5); Congregational Song (Psalm 96 and Colossians 3:15-17); The Prayers of the People (1 Chronicles 29:10-19 and 1 Timothy 2:1-8); Affirmations and Professions (Psalm 116 and Philippians 2:5-11); Responding in Praise and Thanks (Exodus 15:1-21 and Revelation 5:6-14); The Service of Baptism (Matthew 28:16-20 and Romans 6:1-7);  The Service of the Lord's Supper (Matthew 26:17-30 and 1 Corinthians 11:17-34); The Closing of Worship (Numbers 6:22-27 and 2 Corinthians 13:14) 

 

Cláudio Carvalhaes

 

     Only Women Should Speak on Easter Sundays! An On Scripture Feature by Cláudio Carvalhaes with a focus on John 20:1-18 (April 10, 2017).

 

Claiborne, Shane

     A Radical Ethic of Love, An On Scripture Feature a reflection Shane Claiborne with a focus on Acts 2:42-47.

 

Clark-Soles, Jamie  

    The Nasty Woman Who Persisted: The Samaritan Woman of John 4, An On Scripture Feature by Jaime Clark-Soles with a focus on John 4:5-42. More Bible Study and Sermons Resources From Jaime Clark-Soles (March 13, 2017).

 

Carey, Greg 

     Why Our Bodies Matter, An On Scripture Feature a reflection by Greg Carey with a focus on John 20:19-31 (March 24, 2013) More Bible Study and Sermons Resources From Greg Carey (Mar 24, 2013).

 

Colglazier, Scott  

     Christ and the Paris Climate Accord, An On Scripture Feature a reflection by Rev. Dr. R. Scott Colglazier with a focus on Romans 6:1-11

Copeland, Adam J.

     Adam J. Copeland teaches at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota where he is director of the Center for Stewardship Leaders. An ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), he is editor of Kissing in the Chapel, Praying in the Frat House: Wrestling with Faith and College (2014) and author of several book chapters on ministry and culture. His next book, Stewardship Made Whole: Faithful Stewardship for All of Life is under contract with Westminster John Knox Press. Follow him at @ajc123 and visit his blog http://adamjcopeland.com.

     What On Earth? Earth Day, God, And The Apocalypse, An On Scripture Feature a reflection by Rev. Adam J. Copeland with a focus on Revelations 21:1-6.  On Scripture Site (April 28, 2013).

     The Money Lie: Consumerism’s Empty Promise, An On Scripture Feature (Philippians 3:17-4:1) by Adam J. Copeland  (Feb 21, 2016).

     From Generation to Generation, An On Scripture Feature (Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16) by Adam J. Copeland (Mar 01, 2015).
 
     Palm-powered Protest, An On Scripture Feature (Matthew 21: 1-11) by Adam J. Copeland (Apr 13, 2014).
 
     Signs that the End is Near (Mark 13:1-8) by Adam Copeland (Nov 18, 2012).
 
     Castrating Our Customs (Acts 8:26-40) by Adam Copeland  (May 06, 2012).
 
 
 
     Freedom: For Everyone or Just People Like Us? ... There are people who irk us. Something about their ideas, talk, or disposition gets under our skin. Their idiosyncrasies are like sandpaper to our souls. To be honest, we are... 
     More Than the Eye Can See ... The United States must forever recall the struggles, moves and marching of the women and men across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. 
     We'll Walk Hand In Hand? ... The Obama Administration and a bipartisan group in the Senate are making serious turns to tackle immigration reform. In addition to declaring that as citizens “our rights are... 
     What’s so “Domestic” About Violence? ... I carry a purple purse. I actually bought it three years ago to treat myself to something new. Many women have complimented it, honestly to my surprise. Not that the purse is... 
     Do You Know How to Two-Step? ... I cannot say I am the greatest dancer. I enjoy all types of music. The rhythms of my eclectic taste often entice me to move. Naturally, I easily find myself swaying this way or...   
     Go Ahead and Die Already ... The role of race in the imposition of the death penalty is just one of the controversies that continues to surround the issue. 
     A New Way of Being "Pro-Choice" ... 
     Beaten, Battered and Burned Before I am Helped ... The images of her burned face are clear. Just yesterday the pictures of her charred skin became news, or so it seems. Although Yvette Cade’s estranged husband walked into a..
     What Trayvon Teaches Us ... In the days following George Zimmerman’s acquittal, I have been thinking of the Book of First Samuel, in which God tells King Saul to destroy the Amalekites as punishment for...   
     Fighting for Freedom
     The Politics Of Rejection, An On Scripture Feature. A reflection by Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder, Ph.D. with a focus on Acts 2:1-21 (May 19, 2013) On Scripture Video
     Dear Applicant: 
     No Priority Like Health, No Place Like Home ... The reports are stunning! Due to the financial fiasco of 2008 the average wealth of persons in the middle class has dropped over $40,000. It took four years for a generation of... 
    The Pleasure Principle: I must admit the title of this article refers me to an unusual source. Yes, as I write a biblical commentary, I cannot help but recall a song that is not rooted in the Bible. It... 
    A Biblical Case of Class Warfare: In a recent town hall meeting a former Google executive asked President Obama to raise his taxes. The attendee stated that he had done quite well at the company and has...
 
 
 

     Saving the Soul of Our Nation, An On Scripture Feature  Rev. Dr. James Forbes with a focus on Deuteronomy 30:15-20Psalm 119:1-8I Corinthians 3:1-9 and Matthew 5:21-37. More Bible Study and Sermons Resources From Rev. Dr. James Forbes (Feb 6, 2017).   

     Transfiguration: Encouragement for Faithfulness Unto Death, An On Scripture Feature by Rev. Dr. James Forbes with a focus on Luke 9:28-36. More Bible Study and Sermons Resources From Rev. Dr. James Forbes (January 31, 2016). 

 

Green, Bridgett

     Changing The Conversation: Black Lives Do Matter, An On Scripture Feature a reflection by Bridgett Green with a focus on Mark 4:26-34 (Jun 14, 2015)

 

Henderson, Cassandra A.

      A Holy Visitation, An On Scripture Feature by Rev. Cassandra A. Henderson with a focus on Matthew 17:1-9 and John 3:1-17. More Bible Study and Sermons Resources From Rev. Cassandra A. Henderson (March 6, 2017).

 

Honor, Billy

     My Struggle with Pentecost as the Church’s Vacation Home Not its Residence, An On Scripture Feature a reflection by Billy Honor with a focus on Acts 2:1-21

 

Lewiki, David  

     Mansplaining Jesus:  Why Religion Cannot Be Merely Explained, An On Scripture Feature by David Lewicki with a focus on Acts 17:22-31   

Lundblad, Barbara K.

     Too Much Salt or Not Enough?  What Jesus Says About Americans and Their Super Bowl, An On Scripture Feature by Barbara K. Lundblad with a focus on Matthew 5:13–20 and Isaiah 58:1– 9. More Bible Study and Sermons Resources From Barbara K. Lundblad (January 31, 2016).

 

Nam, Roger S.

     Rise Up!, An On Scripture Feature by Roger S. Nam with a focus on Micah 6:1-8. More Bible Study and Sermons Resources From Roger S. Nam (Jan 16, 2017).

 

Powers, Brian

     Moral Injury - the Devil that Looks to Devour, An On Scripture Feature a reflection by Brian Powers with a focus on 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11

 

Ramirez-Johnson, Johnny

     Are We Safer Now?  Security and Mercy in God’s Law, An On Scripture Feature by Johnny Ramirez-Johnson with a focus on Leviticus 19:1-2 and Leviticus 19: 9-18. More Bible Study and Sermons Resources From Johnny Ramirez-Johnson (Feb 12, 2017)

 

Sharp, Carolyn J.

     On the Fiscal Cliff with John the Baptist, An On Scripture Feature by Carolyn J. Sharp with a focus on Luke 3: 7-18. More Bible Study and Sermons Resources From Carolyn J. Sharp (December 12, 2012).

 

Skinner, Matthew L.

    When “Homeland Security” Keeps Us From Encountering God, An On Scripture Feature. A reflection by Matthew L. Skinner with a focus on John 17:20-26 (May 12, 2013) On Scripture Video

 

Smith, Shively

     Compassion that Moves!, An On Scripture Feature a reflection by Rev. Dr. Shively T. J. Smith with a focus on Matthew 9:35-10:8.

 

Swain, Storm

     When Trauma Victims Teach Us About Hope, An On Scripture Feature by Rev. Dr. Storm Swain with a focus on John 11:1-45.

 
 
      Reverend Thorne received her undergraduate degree from The State University of New York – Empire State College, concentrating in the field of Cultural Studies with a Creative Writing focus. She went on to earn her Master of Divinity degree in Art, Religion, and Psychology from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California, where she was awarded the school's highest honor. She completed post-graduate studies in pastoral care and counseling at The Blanton-Peale Institute and is certified as a coach and disaster chaplain. 
      Ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Reformed Church in America, Adriene celebrates the priesthood of all believers and holds an understanding of all God's people as "called." She has served as a member of the Reformed Church in America’s Commission on Christian Worship, the RCA’s Global Mission Task Force, and as a Room for All board member, advocating for the full inclusion of LGBT persons in the life and ministry of the Reformed Church in America. Adriene is active with interfaith and ecumenical organizations and professional ministry groups, seeking justice and joy for all God’s children.
      Reverend Thorne has taught throughout her career, both nationally and internationally, developing curricula for all age groups that integrates movement with concepts of team building, identity, and healthy living. She has served as visiting artist/theologian at New Brunswick Theological Seminary, as a lecturer, in the area of spiritual formation, at Union Theological Seminary, and as keynote speaker and preacher at The Pacific School of Religion. Her work has been published in the Huffington Post Religion section, That Reformed Blog, and in The Twelve, where she has appeared as a guest writer. 
 
     Moral Leprosy, An on Scripture Feature (2 Kings 5:1-14) by Adriene Thorne (Jul 03, 2016).
 
     Chibok Girls: We Will Not be Quiet - We Will Not Forget, An On Scripture Feature (2 Samuel 13:12b, 14, 20-22) by Adriene Thorne, (Apr 14, 2016).

 

Vanderwell, Howard 

     Bible Study on Worship: Elements of Christian Worship and is designed for use by a worship planning team/committee by Norma de Waal Malefyt and Howard Vanderwell and the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship : Preparation for Worship (Psalm 15 and John 4:21-24); The Opening of Worship (Psalm 95 and Acts 2:42-47); The Service of Renewal in Grace (Psalm 32:1-11 and 1 John 1:8-10);  The Reading of Scripture (Nehemiah 8:1-6 and Luke 4:14-21); Proclaiming the Word (Romans 10:14-18 and 2 Timothy 4:1-5); Congregational Song (Psalm 96 and Colossians 3:15-17); The Prayers of the People (1 Chronicles 29:10-19 and 1 Timothy 2:1-8); Affirmations and Professions (Psalm 116 and Philippians 2:5-11); Responding in Praise and Thanks (Exodus 15:1-21 and Revelation 5:6-14); The Service of Baptism (Matthew 28:16-20 and Romans 6:1-7);  The Service of the Lord's Supper (Matthew 26:17-30 and 1 Corinthians 11:17-34); The Closing of Worship (Numbers 6:22-27 and 2 Corinthians 13:14) 

 

Wiseman, Karyn L.

     The Many Rooms of God, An On Scripture Feature by Karyn L Wiseman with a focus on John 14: 1-14  More Bible Study and Sermons Resources From Karyn L. Wiseman (May 8, 2017)

     It’s Been 40 Days:  How to Resist the Temptation of Injustice and Intolerance, An On Scripture Feature by Karyn L Wiseman with a focus on Matthew 4:1-11  More Bible Study and Sermons Resources From Karyn L. Wiseman (Feb 27, 2017)

     Lost and Found: Depression and Isolation, An On Scripture Feature by Karyn L Wiseman with a focus on Luke 15:1-10. More Bible Study and Sermons Resources From Karyn L. Wiseman (Sept 5, 2016)

     Standing with Blue and Black Lives, An On Scripture Feature by Karyn L Wiseman with a focus on Luke 12:32-40. More Bible Study and Sermons Resources From Karyn L. Wiseman (Aug 1, 2016).

 

 

 

 

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