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A regular feature of the preaching ministry at Marsh Chapel involves sermons set in series. Some of these are given by guests in the summer, and occasionally there have been series for advent or lent. However, the autumn Sundays from Matriculation through Thanksgiving are the most frequent occasion for sermons in series. A series allows the development over several weeks of a poetic theme (2006), or an historical reflection (2007), or a geographical orientation (2008), or even a particular angle of vision on the lectionary readings for the season (2009). Marsh Chapel has tried over the years to provide regular offerings of sermons in series.

2017 Lenten Series:  In Conversation with Nouwen

Date

Title

March 5, 2017 In Conversation with Nouwen
March 12, 2017 Reaching Out ad interim
March 19, 2017 The Life of the Beloved
March 26, 2017 The Wounded Healer
April 2, 2017 Here and Now

The 2016 Presidential Election

Date

Title

May 22, 2016 Blessed Trinity
June 19, 2016 Ahab’s Shadow
June 26, 2016 A Summer Pause
August 7, 2016 Heart’s Treasure
September 4, 2016 On Beginning a Conversation
September 11, 2016 A Tenebrous Edge
October 16, 2016 Persistence
October 23, 2016 Persistence in Prayer
October 30, 2016 Come Down, Zaccheus!
November 6, 2016 All the Saints
November 13, 2016 A Thanksgiving Conversation

Academic Year 2015-2016:  Prayer

Date

Title

September 6, 2015 The Senses of Prayer
October 4, 2015 The Languages of Prayer
October 18, 2015 Prayerful Leadership
November 1, 2015 Doxatechne
November 22, 2015 A Thanksgiving Prayer
January 24, 2016 The Architecture of Prayer
February 14, 2016 The Practice of Prayer
March 6, 2016 Sacrament as Prayer

Academic Year 2014-2015:  The Marsh Spirit

Date

Title

September 7, 2014 The Marsh Spirit
October 5, 2014 The Marsh Spirit
November 2, 2014 The Marsh Spirit
December 7, 2014 The Marsh Spirit
January 4, 2015 The Marsh Spirit
February 1, 2015 The Marsh Spirit
March 1, 2015 The Marsh Spirit
May 3, 2015 The Marsh Spirit

2015 Lenten Series:  Jonathan Edwards

Date

Title

March 1, 2015 The Marsh Spirit
March 8, 2015 Sweet Chariot
March 15, 2015 Religious Affections
March 22, 2015 Finding Our Way

2014 Lenten Series:  Calvin for Lent

Date

Title

March 9, 2014 Calvin for Lent: Exit or Voice
March 16, 2014 Calvin for Lent: Letters of Recommendation
March 23, 2014 Deep Thirst, Living Waters
March 30, 2014 Calvin for Lent: Love in Mind
April 6, 2014 A Country Called Life

2013  Lenten Series:  Marilyn Robinson

Date

Title

February 17, 2013 Abide in the Shadow
March 3, 2013 Lenten Grace
March 10, 2013 A Prodigal Thought
March 17, 2013 Filled with Fragrance

2012  Lenten Series:  Technology

Date

Title

February 26, 2012 Sources of Authority
March 4, 2012 Justifying Grace
March 11, 2012 Christ and the Presence of the Kingdom
March 18, 2012 Coming to the Light
March 25, 2012 Think Globally, Act Locally

2011  Lenten Series:  Bonhoeffer

Date

Title

March 13, 2011 Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Discipleship
March 20, 2011 Bonhoeffer: Cheap Grace
March 27, 2011 Bonhoeffer: Religionless Christianity
April 3, 2011 Bonhoeffer: Life Together
April 10, 2011 Bonhoeffer and Bach: The Passion According to St. Matthew

2010  Lenten Series:  Atonement

Date

Title

February 21, 2010 Led Into Wild Spaces
February 28, 2010 Atonement
March 7,  2010 Approaching Atonement
March 14, 2010 Atonement Lenten Series IV
March 21, 2010 Atonement Lenten Series V

2009  A Tale of Two Marks:  Mark as Moderate Critic and Critical Moderate

Date
Title
August 30, 2009 Set Sail
September 6, 2009 Ten Point Start
September 20, 2009 After Thirty Years
October 4, 2009 Christogical Amnesia
October 11, 2009 Merrywood
October 18, 2009 Whose Service is Freedom
October 25, 2009 Remembering Littell
November 8, 2009 A Tale of Two Marks
November 15, 2009 Little Apocalypse

2008  Common Hope:  Philippians and the Commonwealth Mall

Date
Title
August 24, 2008 Rebirth of Wonder
August 31, 2008 The Gospel in Partnership
September 7, 2008 Philippians Recited
September 14, 2008 Forbearance
September 21, 2008 At Your Service
October 12, 2008 A Diaconal Mystique
October 19, 2008 A Knock at the Door
October 26, 2008 Remembering Chalmers
November 9, 2008 Material Grace
November 16, 2008 Surprised by Joy

2007:  The Courageous Gospel

Date
Title
August 26, 2007 Gifts of Summer
September 2, 2007 Breakfast with Jesus
September 9, 2007 Courage to Start
September 16, 2007 An Enlightened Courage
September 23, 2007 Courage to Choose: Refugee Resettlement
September 30, 2007 Courage to Change
October 7, 2007 Courage to Be
October 14, 2007 Heart and Voice
October 21, 2007 A Parental Report Card
October 28, 2007 A Confident Exit
November 11, 2007 Profiles in Courage
November 18, 2007 A Thanksgiving Recipe
November 25, 2007 A New Frontier of Peace

2006  Frostiana: Poetry & Preaching September through November

Date
Title
September 3, 2006 From Tradition to Insight
September 10, 2006 Leaves from the Notebook of a Survivor
September 13, 2006 Take, Read
September 17, 2006 Nineleven
September 24, 2006 You Come Too
October 8, 2006 A Failure to Communicate
October 15, 2006 How to be Happy in College
October 22, 2006 The Least and the Greatest
October 29, 2006 Stopping By Woods
November 12, 2006 Something Like a Star
November 19, 2006 Six Marks of Discipleship