The Collected Sermons of William Sloane Coffin: The Riverside Years, Vol. 2

The Collected Sermons of William Sloane Coffin: The Riverside Years, Vol. 2

by William Sloane Coffin

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Comprising the sermons preached by William Sloane Coffin while he was senior minister at the prestigious Riverside Church in New York City, The Collected Sermons of William Sloane Coffin: The Riverside Years captures the renowned preacher and social activist at work: ministering to American hostages in Iran, supporting AIDS awareness, and rallying his audiences to battle poverty and nuclear proliferation--all the while celebrating marriages, baptisms, and Mother's Days and mourning the loss of loved ones, including his own son.

In each of these brilliant and painstakingly crafted sermons, Coffin combined his deep love of Scripture and passionate commitment to peace and justice with his unparalleled gift for the spoken word. While also revealing the personal and pastoral dimensions of his ministry, each sermon provides a powerful example of Coffin's well-accomplished mission: to challenge the conscience of a nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780664232993
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 07/28/2008
Pages: 593
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author


William Sloane Coffin served as chaplain of Yale University and Williams College, was senior minister of Riverside Church, and is President Emeritus of SANE/FREEZE: Campaign for Global Security. He became famous while at Yale in the 1960s for his opposition to the Vietnam War. He was jailed as a civil rights Freedom Rider, indicted by the U.S. government in the Benjamin Spock conspiracy trial, and has been immortalized as Rev. Sloan in the Doonesbury comic strip. Both Union Theological Seminary in New York and Yale University have established scholarships in his honor.Included in his works are Credo and A Passion for the Possible, both available from WJK.

Table of Contents


Thank You     xiii
Acknowledgments     xv
Introduction   Martin E. Marty     xvii
1983
Alex's Death - January 23, 1983     3
Loving Your Enemy - February 6, 1983     6
Eyeball to Eyeball with the Devil - February 20, 1983     9
Not Self-Control but Self-Surrender - February 27, 1983     14
Who Tells You Who You Are? - March 6, 1983     18
Whiners or Fighters? - March 20, 1983     21
Being a Christian in Jerusalem - March 27, 1983     24
Like Him We Rise - April 3, 1983     28
Be Angry, but Do Not Sin! - April 24, 1983     32
Neither Do I Condemn You - May 1, 1983     36
Mary and Jesus - May 8, 1983     40
Pentecost - May 22, 1983     44
Ahab and Naboth - July 3, 1983     47
Death Is More Friend than Foe - July 17, 1983     51
To Set at Liberty Those Who Are Oppressed - July 31, 1983     55
Home-Coming, Home-Leaving - September 25, 1983     59
The Kingdom - October 9, 1983     63
"In the Midst of You, among You, within You" - October 16, 1983     67
Stewardship - October 23, 1983     72
A Mighty Fortress - October 30, 1983     76
A PresentDay Reformation - November 6, 1983     81
God Is Love - November 13, 1983     84
The Sabbath Belongs to Man - November 20, 1983     89
An Advent Hope - December 4, 1983     92
Christ's Plan - December 11, 1983     95
Our Role in the Incarnation - December 18, 1983     99
The Christmas Message - December 25, 1983     103
1984
Epiphany Lessons - January 8, 1984     109
Follow Me! - January 22, 1984     112
The Nations Are One Blood - January 29, 1984     116
The Year of the Human - February 5, 1984     121
Lincoln's Birthday - February 12, 1984     124
"Love Your Enemies" - February 19, 1984     129
The Transfiguration - March 4, 1984     133
Temptations - March 11, 1984     137
Young Abraham - March 25, 1984     142
The Raising of Lazarus - April 1, 1984     146
Acting Our Consciences - April 15, 1984     151
Easter 1984 - April 22, 1984     155
Where's the Love? - May 20, 1984     159
"Let Us Press On to Know God" - July 1, 1984     162
White Harvests, Few Reapers - July 8, 1984     166
The High and Long Road - July 15, 1984     170
Not Peace, but a Sword - July 22, 1984     173
In Praise of Rest - July 29, 1984     177
Homecoming Sunday - September 23, 1984     180
Religion and Politics - September 30, 1984     184
The City - October 7, 1984     189
EMC: A Sermon on the Amount - October 14, 1984     193
Stewardship in the Public Realm - October 21, 1984     197
Reformation - October 28, 1984     201
Why Christian Education? - November 11, 1984     204
World Food Sunday - November 18, 1984     208
Born a Child That We Might Grow Up - December 2, 1984     212
Abiding in Love - December 16, 1984     215
Joy - December 23, 1984     218
1985
Jesus-Not "Answer" but "Presence" - January 6, 1985     227
Life Is a Gift - January 20, 1985     229
Pray Continually - February 3, 1985     233
Race Relationships Are Human Relationships - February 10, 1985     238
Vengeance and Violence - February 17, 1985     241
The Conversion of St. Paul - February 24, 1985     245
Two Cheers for the Rich Young Ruler - March 3, 1985     249
"Not unto Us, O Lord, but unto Thy Name Be the Glory" - March 17, 1985     253
To Run and Not Grow Weary - March 24, 1985     257
God Was in Christ - March 31, 1985     260
Despite Appearances, It Is an Easter World - April 7, 1985     263
Parable of the Sower - April 21, 1985     267
Peace within Our Walls-and Without - April 28, 1985     270
The Fundamental Injunction: Love One Another - May 12, 1985     274
The Flame of Creativity vs. The Fires of Sin - May 26, 1985     278
The Pharisee and the Publican - June 2, 1985     283
No Vengeance - July 7, 1985     285
Thirsting for Righteousness - July 14, 1985     289
On Suffering Persecution - July 21, 1985     293
Salt of the Earth - July 28, 1985     297
I Will Do You Good - September 22, 1985     302
Flying in Unity - September 29, 1985     305
The Liberty of the Restored - October 6, 1985     309
Worthy of Our Steeple? - October 13, 1985     313
Converting the Purse - October 20, 1985     318
Coming to Terms with Death - November 3, 1985     322
The Noneconomic Uses of Money - November 10, 1985     325
The Love of Power - November 17, 1985     331
The Ultimate Optimism - December 8, 1985     336
God Bless the Cheerful - December 22, 1985     340
1986
"The Tooth That Nibbles at the Soul" - January 5, 1986     347
After Christmas - January 12, 1986     349
AIDS - January 26, 1986     353
Guardian Vessels of the Spirit - February 2, 1986     358
The Point of Lent - February 16, 1986     362
Unfriendly, but Loving - February 23, 1986     367
A Spiral of Joy - March 2, 1986     372
Hand-Washers or Foot-Washers? - March 9, 1986     376
The Eternal Rider - March 23, 1986     379
Christ in Vivo - March 30, 1986     383
"Do You Love Me?" - April 13, 1986     388
The Only Commandment - April 20, 1986     391
The Great Bequest - April 27, 1986     396
For the World to Survive - May 4, 1986     400
"Mother o' Mine" - May 11, 1986     404
Accepting Our Acceptance - May 18, 1986     408
Sounding Through - May 25, 1986     412
"And Now Abide Faith, Hope, Love..." - July 6, 1986     416
Three Saving Truths - July 20, 1986     420
To Receive a Child - July 27, 1986     425
"Let Me Receive My Sight" - September 21, 1986     429
Nourishing Ourselves - September 28, 1986     433
Why I Became a Minister - October 5, 1986     437
A Church like It Oughta Be - October 12, 1986      441
What the Lord Requires of Us - October 19, 1986     444
Spirituality - October 26, 1986     449
The Saints - November 2, 1986     453
"Continue in the Truth ..." - November 9, 1986     457
A Neighborhood as Wide as God's Heart - November 23, 1986     461
The Promise of an Unpromising World - November 30, 1986     465
The Fear of Christmas - December 7, 1986     469
The Rebirth of Hope, the Hope of Rebirth - December 21, 1986     472
New Year's Eve Meditation - December 31, 1986     475
1987
Epiphany Meditation - January 4, 1987     481
The Beginning - January 11, 1987     483
The Beginning of Sin - January 25, 1987     487
Raising Cain - February 1, 1987     492
Controversy: The Lifeblood of Unity - February 15, 1987     495
"And Who Will Go for Us?" - March 1, 1987     498
Going to the Mat with the Devil - March 8, 1987     502
Jesus and Nicodemus - March 15, 1987     507
Jesus and the Samaritan Woman - March 22, 1987     511
Jesus and the Man Who Was Born Blind - March 29, 1987     516
Jesus, Mary, Martha, and Lazarus - April 5, 1987     520
Palm Sunday: God's Pageant - April 12, 1987      525
Easter: The Authority of Love - April 19, 1987     529
Redeeming the Routine - May 3, 1987     534
"This Night Your Soul Is Required of You" - May 17, 1987     538
Psychosclerosis - May 24, 1987     542
"Shine, Perishing Republic" - July 5, 1987     546
Soft Individualism - July 12, 1987     550
Statement of Resignation to the Congregation - July 19, 1987     555
Coming to Work on Sunday - September 20, 1987     558
The Stages of Spiritual Development - September 27, 1987     562
The Wrong Look in Our Eyes - October 4, 1987     566
"And God Remembered Noah" - October 11, 1987     569
A Famine of Truth - October 18, 1987     572
Finding Something Worth Doing - November 8, 1987     576
The Moral Mediocrity of Midian - November 11, 1987     581
For the Joy, Pleasure, and Satisfaction That Is Riverside - November 22, 1987     585
Leaving Riverside - December 13, 1987     589

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