Resources on Debra Dean Murphy

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Come and See Article by Debra Dean Murphy http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2008/08/come-and-see/ Article by Debra Dean Murphy Topics: Love , Samaritans , Water , Evangelism Source: Ekklesia Project In this reflection on John 4:5-42, Debra Dean Murphy considers the Samaritan woman at the well who is remembered for her many husbands but is never judged or even urged to repent by Jesus. Learning, Knowing, Doing, Being Article by Debra Dean Murphy http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2010/10/learning-knowing-doing-being/ Article by Debra Dean Murphy Topics: Law , Learning , Love , Belief Source: Ekklesia Project Reflecting on 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5, Debra Dean Murphy says that learning about the faith is important, but the real point is discipleship: living the truth "of the upside-down kingdom of God." It’s About Us Commentary/Exegesis by Debra Dean Murphy http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2011/10/its-about-us/ Commentary/Exegesis by Debra Dean Murphy Topics: Wedding , Parables , Grace , Judgment Source: Ekklesia Project This commentary by Debra Dean Murphy on Matthew 22:1-14 explores the discomforting elements of the parable of the wedding banquet. Murphy considers the implications of such symbols as the despot-king, slaves, and the ill-clad guest. You Want It Darker Sermon Starter/Outline by Debra Dean Murphy http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2016/12/you-want-it-darker/ Sermon Starter/Outline by Debra Dean Murphy Topics: Advent , Justice , Redemption , Kingdom of God Source: Ekklesia Project In this Advent reflection on Isaiah 35, Debra Dean Murphy considers how salvation is not just spiritual but envisions justice and redemption from corrupt political and economic powers. We observe Advent in the growing darkness. The Good Shepherd Article by Debra Dean Murphy http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2009/05/the-good-shepherd/ Article by Debra Dean Murphy Topics: Samaritans , Sheep , Shepherd Source: Ekklesia Project In this reflection, Debra Dean Murphy draws parallels between the Good Shepherd from John 10:11-18 and the parable of the Good Samaritan from Luke 15:11-32. Both characters are willing to lay down their lives for others. Raging and Rejoicing Article by Debra Dean Murphy http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2008/10/raging-and-rejoicing/ Article by Debra Dean Murphy Topics: Love , Anger , God's Love , Wrath of God Source: Ekklesia Project Reflecting on scripture passages that deal with God's anger (Exodus 32:1-14; Matthew 22:1-14), Debra Dean Murphy considers "the continuity in the divine life between love and anger," and our limitations in understanding ancient cultures. The Violence of Love Sermon Illustration by Debra Dean Murphy http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2008/08/the-violence-of-love/ Sermon Illustration by Debra Dean Murphy Topics: Church , Persecution , Martyr , Beatitudes Source: Ekklesia Project Debra Dean Murphy compiles several quotations from Oscar Romero, who was martyred for preaching a "subversive gospel" — but insisted that he was merely preaching the Beatitudes. The Economics of Anxiety Sermon Starter/Outline by Debra Dean Murphy http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2011/02/the-economics-of-anxiety/ Sermon Starter/Outline by Debra Dean Murphy Topics: Kingdom of God , Generosity , Providence , Gratitude Source: Ekklesia Project In this reflection on Isaiah 49:8-13, Psalm 131, and Matthew 6:24-34, Debra Dean Murphy contrasts the anxiety attached to consumerism and materialism with the generosity and gratitude that characterize the economy of the Kingdom. Holy Family Values Devotional by Debra Dean Murphy http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2015/12/holy-family-values/ Devotional by Debra Dean Murphy Topics: Family , Mary , Tradition , Immigration Source: Ekklesia Project In this reflection on Luke 2:41-52, Debra Dean Murphy considers the ways in which the Holy Family did not conform to traditional family standards and the encouragement we can find in those differences. Immigration and the Crumbs from Our Table Article by Debra Dean Murphy http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2008/08/immigration-the-crumbs-from-our-table/ Article by Debra Dean Murphy Topics: Immigration , Discipleship Source: Ekklesia Project In this reflection, Debra Dean Murphy uses a song from U2 and applies Matthew 15:21-28 to immigration in terms of the cost of Christian discipleship. Shrubs and Kingdoms Devotional by Debra Dean Murphy http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2008/08/shrubs-and-kingdoms/ Devotional by Debra Dean Murphy Topics: Parable , Kingdom of God Source: Ekklesia Project In this reflection on the parable of the mustard seed (Matthew 13:31-33), Debra Dean Murphy explains that the mustard tree serves as an antithesis to the imperial cedar tree. Light for the Journey Sermon Starter/Outline by Debra Dean Murphy http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2009/02/light-for-the-journey/ Sermon Starter/Outline by Debra Dean Murphy Topics: Transfiguration , Glory , Light , Discipleship Source: Ekklesia Project A sermon starter on Mark 9:2-9. What could denial and death have to do with the glory of this mountaintop moment? Debra Dean Murphy explains that the glory of God is revealed in the cross. Advent Outdoors Article by Debra Dean Murphy http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2010/12/advent-outdoors/ Article by Debra Dean Murphy Topics: Christmas , Advent , Incarnation , Nativity Source: Ekklesia Project In this reflection on several scriptures, Debra Dean Murphy writes of the eschatological emphasis in the scriptures read during Advent. It is not about a countdown to Christmas but God's intent to set all things right. God’s Economy Article by Debra Dean Murphy http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2008/09/god%e2%80%99s-economy/ Article by Debra Dean Murphy Topics: Love , Money , Economics , Heart Source: Ekklesia Project Reflecting on Philippians 2:1-13, Debra Dean Murphy says that confessing Jesus as Lord means living "by the logic of abundance, not scarcity," trusting in God rather than economic security, and giving generously. “Oh, Jesus Christ, Is It You Again?” Sermon Starter/Outline by Debra Dean Murphy http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2014/06/oh-jesus-christ-is-it-you-again/ Sermon Starter/Outline by Debra Dean Murphy Topics: Generosity , Hospitality , Jesus , Catholic Source: Ekklesia Project Reflecting on Jesus' statement “whoever welcomes you welcomes me" (Matthew 10:40-42), Debra Dean Murphy urges us not only to be welcoming, but to "risk the vulnerability to expose my own neediness to another." The Hemorrhaging Woman Sermon Starter/Outline by Debra Dean Murphy http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2009/06/the-hemorrhaging-woman/ Sermon Starter/Outline by Debra Dean Murphy Topics: Healing , Persons , Community , Mystery Source: Ekklesia Project In this reflection on Mark 5:21-43, Debra Dean Murphy considers how Jesus is inviting those witnessing his healing of the hemorrhaging woman into the Kingdom of God. Ascension Politics Article by Debra Dean Murphy http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2009/05/ascension-politics/ Article by Debra Dean Murphy Topics: Feast of the Ascension , Politics , Church , Ascension Source: Ekklesia Project Jesus' ascension points to "the centrality of worship and the reimagining of 'all rule and authority and power and dominion.'" In this article, Debra Dean Murphy examines a biblical vision of Ascension politics. 70 x 7 and 9/11 Devotional by Debra Dean Murphy http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2008/09/70-x-7-and-911/ Devotional by Debra Dean Murphy Topics: Death , Forgiveness , Forgiveness of sin , Neighbor Source: Ekklesia Project In this reflection on Matthew 18:21-22, Debra Dean Murphy ponders the narrow perspective that can accompany the memorialization of a national tragedy like 9/11. Kids in Church Devotional by Debra Dean Murphy http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2009/09/kids-in-church/ Devotional by Debra Dean Murphy Topics: Worship , Discipleship , Children , Story Source: Ekklesia Project In this devotional, Debra Dean Murphy considers Mark 9:30-37 and the discipleship of children in the church, exploring how Christian worship incorporates the transformative power of Scripture and enacts God’s story of salvation. “Luminous Darkness” Article by Debra Dean Murphy http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2014/02/luminous-darkness/ Article by Debra Dean Murphy Topics: Beatitudes , Darkness , Light , Salt Source: Ekklesia Project Reflecting on the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-16), Debra Dean Murphy says that it is in our vulnerability, our brokenness, "that we can have any hope of being salt and light in this world."

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