The Progressive Christian Voice
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The Progressive Christian Voice
Listen to sermons that connect spiritual teachings to the relevant issues of our day. Currently featuring sermons at Western Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., this site will eventually have sermons from progressive Christian voices around the world.
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Current Episodes:
  • Pub Date: Apr 13, 2014 - 12:22 am
  • Who Is This? Cadwallader
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  • It’s an entirely different approach – it’s a different way of being, what the processional of Jesus represents. The known way of life is the one where the empire rules and dictates the power structure we live by…These are the habits we have developed and repeat. But, for the people waving palms, for the ones shouting ‘Hosanna’, they believe there is another way because of the one who is riding the donkey and colt. Hopelessness is not an option.
  • Pub Date: Apr 06, 2014 - 12:22 am
  • Faith Journey. Dempsey
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  • Ezek 37:1-14; Ps 130; Jn 11;1-45.
    God has placed us here in this church today as a stop along our journey of faith to receive the breath of the Holy Spirit, to hear the bellowing cry of Christ, to engage the creative passions of God and emerge fully alive like Lazarus, Martha and Mary and all of the exiled of Israel in Ezekiel’s day, attentive to the needs around us – maybe even those of the person sitting beside you in the pew – as God’s work of creation continues through each one of us.
  • Pub Date: Mar 23, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • Dare We Hope?
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  • Ex 17: 1-17, Jn 4: 5-42. Just like Jesus had a gushing stream of hope for the woman at the well that day, Jesus is standing ready with an outpouring of salvation for all of the world’s oppressed. Scripture tells us that Jesus saves men and women and children who are in any way hurting, or feeling devalued or outside the bounds of justice, bringing healing to those who ask and those who don’t even know what to do next.
  • Pub Date: Mar 23, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • Dare We Hope? Dempsey
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  • John 4: 5-42. Just like Jesus had a gushing stream of hope for the woman at the well that day, Jesus stands ready with an outpouring of healing and salvation for all the world's oppressed.
  • Pub Date: Mar 05, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Ash Wednesday Music and Blessing
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  • Amy DeLouise, violin: Arioso(JSBach), Andante from Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Minor (Handel), Largo from Violin Sonata No. 1 (Corelli).
    Priscilla Little, soprano: Pie Jesu (Faure)
    Tom Beveridge, organ and piano accompaniest, and O Sacred Head (JS Bach)
    A Blessing of the Dust by Jan Richardson, as read by JC Cadwallader
  • Pub Date: Mar 02, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • That Wild Thing that Happened
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  • 2 Peter 1: 16-21 and Mt 17: 1-9. We live in a culture that tends to police extraordinary experiences – we have moments of feeling truly awestruck, moments of amazement, and yet our culture tells us that we shouldn’t share those moments unless we can academically and logically explain what happened. But, our text today speaks to the opposite and gives us permission not only to have those extraordinary moments but to share them. It acknowledges that a wild thing happened and amazement is not the enemy of knowledge - Amazement should accompany it – because this is how hope shines through. Therefore, might it be that we, aware of Christ’s ability to break through to amazement, seek to serve in love in hope of being amazed by God’s presence in the world over and over again?
  • Pub Date: Feb 23, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Be Kind to One Another
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  • Lev 19: 1-2, 11-19 and Mt 5: 38-48. A right and perfect relationship with God and others is one that fulfills the law of love and forgiveness; when we forgive one another in love, we are working to maintain the bonds of humanity between us.