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Depth in the Darkness

Depth in the Darkness March 12, 2017 John 3:1-17 Prayer for Illumination Eternal God, source of all light, by your Word you give light to the soul. Pour out upon us the spirit of wisdom and understanding that, being taught by you in Holy Scripture, our hearts and minds may be opened to know the things that pertain to life and holiness; through Jesus Christ

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Wild Beasts and Angels

WILD BEASTS AND ANGELS Mark 1: 9-15 A Communion Meditation by Robert E. Dunham University Presbyterian Church Chapel Hill, North Carolina First Sunday in Lent               March 5, 2017             The wilderness training program we know as Outward Bound actually didn’t originate on land at all, but rather was founded in the turbulent waters of the North Sea during World War II, in order to provide

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PCM Sunday

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The Extra Mile

Matthew 5:38-48 Rev. Elizabeth Michael Preached at University Presbyterian Church, Chapel Hill, NC February 19, 2017             My second week of seminary, I was sitting in the school cafeteria, my head awash with the declensions of Greek nouns, and my heart full of everything that was So Beautiful and So Inspiring about seminary and all the people there who loved God So Much.  Most of

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Truth-Telling

TRUTH-TELLING Matthew 5:33-37 A Sermon by Robert E. Dunham University Presbyterian Church Chapel Hill, North Carolina February 12, 2017 [Several years ago the German news magazine] Der Spiegel published a disturbing interview with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In it, the president suggested to the somewhat bewildered interviewer that the existence of the Holocaust should be a matter of debate and “impartial” research. As shocking and

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Don’t Hold Back!

  Isaiah 58:1-9a; Matthew 5:13-20 A Communion Meditation by Robert E. Dunham University Presbyterian Church Chapel Hill, North Carolina Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time                       February 5, 2017             He was laughing through his pain, telling stories of his youth. That day in his hospital room George was every bit of eighty-three-years old and dying after a long and courageous battle with cancer, but in

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Unexpected Power

Matthew 5:1-12, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 Preached at University Presbyterian, Chapel Hill January 29, 2017 Rev. Elizabeth Michael My friend Christine tells a story of when she was running on a treadmill, far from the hallowed halls of the seminary we both attended.  The guy beside her, who to our knowledge had never crossed the threshold of the hallowed halls of our seminary, asked what she

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Inaugural Address

INAUGURAL ADDRESS  Jeremiah 1:4-10; Luke 4:16-30 A Sermon by Robert E. Dunham University Presbyterian Church Chapel Hill, North Carolina January 22, 2017 The most difficult task a preacher faces is the task of standing in a pulpit and proclaiming God’s Word to a congregation the preacher loves when he or she knows that that Word runs counter to prevailing assumptions, convictions and practices.  Well, actually,

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A Sign to Whom?

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Nativity Disquieted

Matthew 2:13-23 Preached at University Presbyterian Church January 1, 2017 Reverend Elizabeth Michael             When I was a child, there was one December tradition that heralded the coming of Christmas in a way no other did.  Some day early in Advent, my mother would announce that it was time to set up the nativity scene, and my three siblings and I would gather around the

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