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March 27, 2016

Easter Series 2016: A Focus on Our Baptismal Vows and the Book of Acts

By the Rev. Dr. Dawn Chesser

This resource was created by Dawn Chesser originally for presentation at the Holston Annual Conference Clergy Convocation in February 2016. It […]

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September 25, 2015

Preaching Notes for Hebrews 5:1-10 (Sacrificial Meaning of Holy Communion)

By The Rev. Dr. Dawn Chesser

What can we do to deepen our understanding of the meaning of this Holy Meal for United Methodists?

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June 24, 2015

Resources for Preaching About Charleston

By The Rev. Dr. Dawn Chesser

Many thoughtful blogs and articles have been written about last week’s massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church […]

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February 1, 2015

A Matter of Choice

By The Rev. Dr. Gennifer Benjamin Brooks

When you get right down to it, we are ruled by pride.  Pride gets in the way of so […]

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Black History Month
August 21, 2014

Preaching About the Shooting of Michael Brown

By The Rev. Dr. Dawn Chesser

 These notes are based on a Scripture lesson that is coming up in the lectionary on August 31, 2014, but I […]

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January 28, 2014

Truth By Heart

By The Rev. Dr. Tracy Smith Malone

While Black History Month becomes an opportunity to celebrate African-American Heritage, it risks becoming nothing more than tokenism if the […]

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Black History Month
April 19, 2013

Thoughts on Preaching in the Aftermath of Boston

By Dawn Chesser

As preachers, should we bind our wounds in light of violence and terrorism?

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March 28, 2013

Preaching a Series Through the Season of Eastertide

By Dawn Chesser

The period of Eastertide is a time when preaching has historically been directed toward teaching what it means to be […]

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February 13, 2013

Preaching Through the Season of Lent

By The Rev. Dawn Chesser

A topical series for the season of Lent could be shaped around Baptismal Covenant A, found on pages 88-92 of […]

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June 26, 2012

Humanizing the Word

So often our parishioners forget that the texts of the Bible were written to and about real people whose circumstances […]

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