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: Oct 22, 2014
  • 2014-10-19. Braunstein
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  • I wonder what the apostle Paul would write in a letter to Western Presbyterian Church? What would he be grateful for.
  • Pub Date: Oct 15, 2014
  • 2014-10-12 Sermon. Braunstein
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  • Pub Date: Oct 08, 2014
  • Who Do You Want To Be? Braunstein
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  • What is resurrection power? Well, I think it is the power that pours new life into lifeless circumstances. It is that kind of power that perseveres and overcomes anything that would resist what is compassionate, good and right in the eyes of God. I believe that is something this community knows something about.
  • Pub Date: Oct 01, 2014
  • Questions of Authority. Cadwallader
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  • Though authority and order is seemingly easier to abide by, we are enriched and nourished when we remain open to the possibilities of the future. When we discard the blinders we have built over our eyes, made of pride, made of the need to be right, made of greed for power – when we discard these blinders, the hope of witnessing what the living God can and will do in the world becomes more brilliant and beautiful and tangible than rigid claims of authority.
  • Pub Date: Sep 30, 2014
  • An Economic Challenge: Shortchanged or Just Wages? Nelson
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  • As Jesus teaches of the kingdom of God, Jesus speaks of money and how we are called to live in the midst of an economy.
  • Pub Date: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stories from the Appalachia Service Project. Bader. de Wet. Jackson. Saint
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  • On June, 2014, 7 members of the Western community journeyed to Chavies, KY to serve with the Appalachia Service Project. This podcast is a compilation of stories shared and lessons learned from the experience in Kentucky. Speakers include Calvin Bader, Petrus de Wet, Rebecca Jackson and Bill Saint.
  • Pub Date: Sep 09, 2014
  • Forgiveness, Not Factions. Cadwallader
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  • The church is a community of people who seek to follow Jesus. This does not mean that we all think and act and look the same or that somehow when we are together, we are able to deny our own egos and rid ourselves of pride entirely. We learn today from this text that we, as individuals in a community of faith, as members of the church, are not called to dwell in our victimization, nor dwell in our habits which hurt others. Rather, we are called to be co-creators of reconciliation, bearers of God’s love for the world, ushers of justice and peace in the world and we practice that together, here in the church, and out in the world.
  • Pub Date: Sep 02, 2014
  • Lose to Gain. Cadwallader
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  • There is a pattern developing through Jesus’ teachings that discipleship includes the act of leaving one thing behind to go towards something else – of making a choice to stop doing one thing so that a choice can be made to do something else. We, as Christians are called to lose our self-centered focus, our protections from pain, our fears of failure, our fears of the darkness to gain a life which follows Christ, to gain a life which co-creates with God a light which shines into the dark places, to gain a life that will not taste death.
  • Pub Date: Aug 26, 2014
  • Who is Jesus? Cadwallader
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  • This passage calls us to ponder our own understanding of who Jesus is in the world. It was Peter’s testimony, Peter’s evidence of hope in the power of what God can and will do in the world, that is the rock upon which this church is built. And, we are called to ponder our own belief.