The Lord Is My Shepherd

March 8, 2017 @ 09:27 am by Daniel Kessel

"A shepherd pays such attention to its sheep, and we serve a God who pays that kind of attention to us."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jacqui Lewis reflects on Psalm 23. What does the metaphor of God as a shepherd really mean? To hear more from this text join us this Sunday in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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It's Not Her Fault!

February 28, 2017 @ 03:08 pm by Daniel Kessel

Why do some people believe that the creation myth suggests that women are inferior to men? In this episode of That'll Preach Jacqui Lewis reflects on Genesis 2.15-17 and Genesis 3.1-7, asking us to rethink any place where a piece of scripture is associated with inequality, sexism, or racism. To hear more from this text join us this Sunday in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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Spirit Move

February 23, 2017 @ 04:14 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

“Do you ever wonder where God is? Do you find God elusive, mysterious, or hard to pin down?"

In this episode of That'll Preach Jacqui Lewis shares a reflection on Exodus 24:12-18, inviting us all to take a deep breath as we inhale the Spirit of God. To hear more from this text join us this Sunday in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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A Theology of Resistance

February 14, 2017 @ 10:11 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"Jesus is raising the bar on what it means to be spiritual and lowering the bar on what it means to be a child of God."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis and Rob Stephens about the sermon they are co-preaching at Middle Church on Sunday, February 19, the third Sunday of Black History Month. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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Spirituality In Hot Mess Times

February 8, 2017 @ 04:53 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

“How are we going to sustain a movement for love and justice in hot mess times?"

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon she’s preaching at Middle Church on Sunday, February 12, the second Sunday of Black History Month. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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Shout Out Loud

January 31, 2017 @ 03:21 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"Stories invite us to a different kind of empathy."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jacqui Lewis talks with Jim Kast-Keat about the sermon he’s preaching at Middle Church on Sunday, February 5, the first Sunday of Black History Month. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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The Answer That Changes the Question

January 26, 2017 @ 11:50 am by Jim Kast-Keat

“This is the answer that forces you to rethink one question and lean into a different kind of question."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Lynn Min about the sermon she’s preaching at Middle Church on Sunday, January 29 for our annual Lunar New Year worship celebration. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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The Long Road to Freedom

January 17, 2017 @ 05:01 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

“What one thing you want to see in this long march to justice?”

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon she’s preaching at Middle Church on Sunday, January 22, the first Sunday after the inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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For more on the 1@1 campaign visit 1at1.org.
To find out about a march near you visit www.womensmarch.com/sisters.
“Rise” as performed by BETTY


Audacious Hope!

January 12, 2017 @ 12:35 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

“We’re swimming in thick waters right now. There’s just no way around that." 

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon she’s preaching at Middle Church on Sunday, January 15 for our annual MLK Sunday worship celebration and the upcoming Woman’s March on Washington. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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“40” as performed by U2: https://youtu.be/FRvvvJ6mdLQ
“Lift Every Voice and Sing” as performed by Committed: https://youtu.be/ngFDy52eCZY
1968 King Assassination Report from CBS News: https://youtu.be/cmOBbxgxKvo
“Surly God is Able” as performed by Aretha Franklin: https://youtu.be/xtENZEhHe4g


Do YOU Want a Revolution? [rebroadcast]

January 5, 2017 @ 11:42 am by Jim Kast-Keat

"All of life is rehearsing the world we dream about....We are the ones we've been waiting for.”

This week’s episode of That’ll Preach is a rebroadcast of the most popular episode from the first year of That’ll Preach. Revisit episode 12, Do YOU Want a Revolution?, in which Jacqui Lewis talks about the sermon she preached at the 2016 Revolutionary Love conference. 

And then be sure to register for the 2017 Revolutionary Love conference at Middle Church on April 28-30 and join the conversation with William Barber, Brian McLaren, Valarie Kaur, Miguel De La Torre, Traci Blackmon, and more as we all join the movement for Revolutionary Love in our nation and our world. 

And as always, you we hope you can join us this Sunday and every Sunday at Middle Church in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org. See you soon!

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Jacqui, Jim, Rob, Lynn, & Christina [rebroadcast]

December 28, 2016 @ 04:00 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"Preaching is like jazz. It's tightrope walking without a net.”

"Words create worlds. A sermon comforts the disturbed and disturbs the comfortable.”

"We are talking about this crazy, ancient, art, practice of preaching. It’s a shapeshifting practice, a reflection of God’s love for God’s people."

"Stories have a way of speaking to the unconscious. The best sermons come from being who you are.”

"A sermon moves the human heart. It takes you to the heart of what matters in your life and in the world. A sermon is a space where your soul can be renewed."

This week’s episode of That’ll Preach is a rebroadcast of five episodes wrapped up into one mega episode. Take a look behind the sermon writing curtain as you listen in on these conversations with the preaching team at Middle Church. And be sure to join us at Middle Church in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org this Sunday and every Sunday at 11:15a EST.

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Five Preachers [rebroadcast]

December 20, 2016 @ 01:48 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

This week’s episode of That’ll Preach is a rebroadcast of the conversation between the entire preaching team at Middle Collegiate Church. Listen in as Jacqui Lewis, Jim Kast-Keat, Christina Fleming, Rob Stephens, and Lynn Min give you a glimpse behind the curtain of their sermon writing process. And be sure to join us at Middle Church in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org on Christmas Eve (7:00p, 9:00p, 11:00p) and Christmas Morning (11:15a).

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This Is How It Goes

December 13, 2016 @ 02:48 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon she’s preaching at Middle Church on Sunday, December 18, the fourth Sunday of Advent. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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The Weight Of Waiting

December 6, 2016 @ 03:05 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"Life is a huge process of waiting. Waiting can be a difficult practice. We need a revolutionary patience."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Lynn Min and Rob Stephens about the sermon they are co-preaching at Middle Church on Sunday, December 11, the third Sunday of Advent. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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Proper Preparations

November 29, 2016 @ 04:16 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"We’re moving from shadows to openness, from opacity to transparency. Prepare the way of the Lord. Make God’s paths straight."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon she’s preaching at Middle Church on Sunday, December 4, the second Sunday of Advent. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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Could Be; Who Knows

November 21, 2016 @ 04:23 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"We are looking for light in the midst of shadow, we are looking for God to be born again and again and again, looking for hope in every bit of emotion we are feeling.”

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the what’s happening at Middle Church on Sunday, November 20, Reign of God Sunday and the second Sunday after the 2016 presidential election. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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Reign Of God Sunday

November 15, 2016 @ 05:00 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

“Because of our God’s deep compassion the dawn from heaven will break upon us to give light to those who are sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death to guide us out and into the path of peace."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the what’s happening at Middle Church on Sunday, November 20, Reign of God Sunday and the second Sunday after the 2016 presidential election. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM. 
Can You Feel A Brand New Day?

November 10, 2016 @ 12:43 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"How do we organize around love, now more than ever?"

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon she is preaching on Sunday, November 13, the first Sunday after the 2016 presidential election. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

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Read "On Prophets, Prognosticators, and the Race" by Shannon Daley-Harris

Read "10 Spiritual Responses to the Election" by Jacqui Lewis

A Work In Progress

November 1, 2016 @ 04:04 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"God is the architect. And we are the subcontractors."

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about the sermon she is cowriting for Transgender Awareness Sunday at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, November 6. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM.

Watch Geena Rocero's TED talk. 

Read Jacqui Lewis's article at ON Scripture.

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Can You See It?

October 25, 2016 @ 03:01 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

"Write the vision and make it plain. That’s your job. How plain is the vision of God for our lives and how simple can we communicate it?"

In this episode of That'll Preach Jim Kast-Keat talks with Jacqui Lewis about turning worship into a rock opera and the homily she is preaching at Middle Collegiate Church on Sunday, October 30. Join us in the East Village or online at www.MiddleChurch.org every Sunday at 11:15 AM. 

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