The Collected Sermons of William Sloane Coffin, Volume Two: The Riverside Years
Presbyterian Publishing Corporation, 2008 M07 16 - 593 pages
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.
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The system is not working when hunger is on the rise , yes , in the richest nation
of the world , because our system is presently filling the rich with good things ,
and sending the poor empty away . The system is not working when seventy to ...
Most students in the United States are taught that in this country there are rich
people and poor people , with no connection between them ; most students in the
United States are taught that the poor are a problem , and that abroad there are ...
After hard soil and shallow soil comes what farmers call “ dirty soil , ” that is , rich
soil , but cluttered . In Jesus ' words , “ other seeds fell upon thorns and the thorns
grew up , and choked them . ” While in Nicaragua last week , I was reminded ...
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