Reconciliation, Healing, and Hope: Sermons from Washington National Cathedral

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Powerful sermons from Washington National Cathedral in the midst of the pandemic.

Through their sermons, Cathedral clergy and guest preachers such as Jon Meacham, Kelly Brown Douglas, and Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry share inspiring words. Collectively, they offer lasting guidance for difficult times, reinforcing that even in the midst of loss and chaos, God is at work among us, lifting us up and giving us hope for the future.

Topics include hope, faith during times of distress, love, grief, and the presence of God.

Foreword by Jon Meacham. Hardcover, 224 pages, 5.5" x 8.5"

This vibrant collection leaps off the page, offering balm in Gilead, renewal of identity, and God’s promise to restore the years the swarming locust has eaten. These are words of solidarity, courage, and hope. If you want to learn wisdom from the wilderness of the pandemic, this is the place to begin. –Samuel Wells, Vicar, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London

Explicitly Christian yet relevant to all children of God, these sermons speak of COVID and conscience, racism and reconciliation, piety and politics. They provide comfort, inspiration, challenge, and sometimes needed indictment. –Amy-Jill Levine, Rabbi Stanley M. Kessler Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, Hartford International University for Religion and Peace

The sermons in Reconciliation, Healing, and Hope shine as beacons of preaching excellence during a dark time of suffering, death, and fear. –Dr. A. Gary Shilling, Founder of The Episcopal Preaching Foundation



Foreword / Jon Meacham

Introduction / Jan Naylor Cope

1. The Pandemic and Our Call to Be Reconcilers

Pentecost in a Pandemic / Michael Bruce Curry

Repairers of the Breach / Randolph Marshall Hollerith

2. A Lent and Easter Season Like No Other

Where Are You? / Kelly Brown Douglas

Seeing with New Eyes / Mariann Edgar Budde

Spirit of Hope / Randolph Marshall Hollerith

A Season of Disorientation / Jan Naylor Cope

Not All Resurrections Happen in Three Days / Dana Colley Corsello

It’s Easter Anyway / Michael Bruce Curry

Christ Walks with Us / Randolph Marshall Hollerith

Our Master Class on Grief / Mariann Edgar Budde

To Watch and Wait / Jon Meacham

3. Anything but Ordinary Time

White Soul Work / Randolph Marshall Hollerith

Hope in the Midst of Reality / Jan Naylor Cope

Life-Changing Faith / Leonard L. Hamlin Sr.

Who Do You Say I Am? Our Answer Matters / Rosemarie Logan Duncan

More Than a Feeling / Mariann Edgar Budde

Kingdom Economics Are Not Wall Street Economics / Jan Naylor Cope

The Grapes of Wrath / Dana Colley Corsello

Stepping up to the Plate / Mariann Edgar Budde

What Shall I Render? / Leonard L. Hamlin Sr.

I Sought My Neighbor / Randolph Marshall Hollerith

The Solid Rock / Michael Bruce Curry

What It Means to Pray for Healing, Unity, and Hope / Mariann Edgar Budde

Holding on to Hope / Michael Bruce Curry

Gospel Values / Randolph Marshall Hollerith

Finding Hope in God Our Home / Rosemarie Logan Duncan

The Story We Write / Kelly Brown Douglas

4. Time to Be of a New Mind: Healers

The Gift of Your Rose / Mariann Edgar Budde

Tears of Love / Mariann Edgar Budde

Word Made Flesh / Patrick L. Keyser

Jesus and Mary’s Relationship Status: It’s Complicated / Dana Colley Corsello

Time to Be of a New Mind / Randolph Marshall Hollerith

Repairers of the Breach in 2021 / Jan Naylor Cope

One Moment Can Change Everything / Leonard L. Hamlin Sr.

5. Hope on the Horizon

The Cost of Love / Randolph Marshall Hollerith

Rejoice and Remember / Rosemarie Logan Duncan

Real Love / Rosemarie Logan Duncan

Resurrection Begins While It’s Still Dark / Mariann Edgar Budde

Hope on the Horizon / Jan Naylor Cope

Life Laid Down / Patrick L. Keyser

God Is Love! / Dana Colley Corsello

There Is Work to Be Done / Leonard L. Hamlin Sr.

We Need a Revolution / Michael Bruce Curry


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