"As clay in the potter's hands," the prophet Jeremiah wrote. Ronnie picks up this theme to talk about the benefits of brokenness.
Speaking from Psalm 81 and his recent experience in Central America, in this talk Ronnie McBrayer talks about a "Bad Moon Rising," consequences, and how God is not "out to get anyone," but we are often our own worst enemy.
Reflecting upon the anniversary of "The Crisis of Confidence" speech by former president, Jimmy Carter, and using the Lectionary reading from Isaiah 1, Ronnie delivers an impassioned plea to resist the degree by degree collapse of compassion, justice, and doing good.
"Living on a Prayer" is more than a Bon Jovi song. It is a trusting way of life.
Using the comparative text of Mary and Martha, in this talk Ronnie speaks about the differences between "Do-Ers" and "Be-Ers." So much of our "doing" is to avoid being still and looking within.
In this talk, Ronnie takes on personal identity, asking the question, “Who Are You?” The only answer is found in accepting that we are beloved of God, making us capable of loving others.
With this deeply personal talk, Ronnie addresses our expectations, and how life never quite goes the way we planned. The Bible story is that of Naaman, and how his healing was far different than he expected.
With a Scripture reading from Galatians regarding our Oneness in Christ, Ronnie speaks on the holy ambition of The Beloved Community.
For Trinity Sunday, Ronnie turns to Psalm 8, the inspiration for the hymn, "How Great Thou Art," and reminds us that there are words about God, and then there is God. God is beyond all description.
With a creative look at Simon Peter's encounter on a Joppa rooftop, Ronnie offers the same challenge Peter was given: To change our minds about what we believe about others and about God.