Will Willimon is a retired bishop in the United Methodist Church, a powerful preacher, and a prolific author. His most recent book is: How Odd of God: Chosen for the Curious Vocation of Preaching.
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Michael Curry is the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church (USA), the author of Crazy Christians, and one of the most sought-after preachers in America.
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Amy Butler is the Senior Minister of the Riverside Church in New York City and a popular preacher, speaker, and writer. Her new book will be published later this year by Random House.
December 11, 2016
The Third Sunday of Advent
Rev. Rachel May, Pastor of Boulevard United Methodist Church in Richmond, Virginia, re-draws the traditional picture of Mary in this sermon from Luke 1:46b-55, the alternate Psalm reading for this Sunday. There's Mary, singing her heart out in "the Magnificat"; there's Elizabeth, cheering her on from a distance; but where are you in this picture? Click "play" to find out.
Brian McLaren is a speaker, an activist, and bestselling author of More Ready than you Realize, We Make the Road by Walking, and, most recently, The Great Spiritual Migration.
Also: Lauren Winner, David Lose, MaryAnn McKibben Dana, Andrew Foster Connors, Grace Imathiu, Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, Claudio Carvalhaes, Brian Blount, Barbara Lundblad, Richard Ward, Luke Powery, Michael Renninger, Carla Pratt Keyes, Rachel May, Derik Jones, Jason Micheli, and Jim Somerville