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Odyssey is the nation's largest multi-faith media coalition with over 100 members, including faith groups, organizations and individuals. Our stories explore a wide range of issues including peace, tolerance, social justice and the environment.

Our Mission: To use electronic media to enrich spiritual life and build bridges of understanding among people of faith.

Our Method: Telling stories of faith in action. Stories changing the world.


Odyssey Networks is a service of the National Interfaith Cable Coalition, Inc., established in 1987.

Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20: Ten Commandments – Rules and Regulations?

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By Eric D. Barreto How many of the Ten Commandments can you name? If you are like most Americans, the number is far below the full ten. A 2007 survey reported that most Americans could rattle off the ingredients of […]

Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32: Prophetic Vision for a Just Economic Future

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By Greg Carey Ezekiel speaks compellingly to the current situation in the United States.  But is the prophet’s message true? Precise Diagnosis The society the prophet addresses suffers from a severe lack of perspective.  It knows God’s standards.  These appear […]

Matthew 20:1-16: Justice Comes in the Evening

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By Matthew L. Skinner

Exodus 14:19–31: Singing Through the Sorrow

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  By Barbara Kay Lundblad What is the text for this Sunday, September 11?  The minister may read a text from the Bible but many people will be hearing other texts that aren’t in the book: the reading of names, […]

Matthew 18:15-20: Insiders and Outsiders

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  By Mark G. Vitalis Hoffman   Matthew 18:15-20is an insider’s text for outsiders. From Matthew’s perspective, Jesus is both warning and assuring those inside the young Christian church. It is a church, however, whose members stand outside the main […]

Matthew 16:21-28: Jesus Has No Part-Time

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By Greg Carey Matthew 16:21-28 confronts us with the gap between Jesus’ gruesome fate and our own modest discipleship.  Jesus’ verbs say it all.  Deny the self, take up the cross, follow Christ.  Moreover, only in losing one’s life – the […]

Exodus 1:8-2:10: Faith in the Past, Present, and Future

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By Eric D. Barreto Had fear prevailed, we would not know the name “Moses” today. Had Pharaoh triumphed, the story of God’s liberation of God’s enslaved people could not be told. Had a number of women not acted out of […]

Matthew 15:21-28: Teaching Jesus

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By Barbara Kay Lundblad This story in Matthew 15 is very troubling. A Canaanite woman cries out to Jesus to heal her daughter. By the end of the story, her daughter has been healed — but between the crying and […]

Matthew 14:22-33: Faith within the Chaos

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By Matthew L. Skinner In Matthew’s Gospel, the story of Jesus walking on water morphs into a story of Peter walking on, then sinking into, the same water. It begins as a statement about Jesus’ authority; for Jesus’ contemporaries had […]

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Immigration Reform and the Challenges of Generosity (Luke 4:22-30)
By Matthew L. Skinner Charity doesn’t leave us unchanged, which is just one reason why it’s hard to make ourselves do it. To be more specific: when we extend generosity and justice to others, it alters our relationship to them. Especially when those “others” are foreign to us. Hospital

posted 10:17:05am Feb. 04, 2013 | read full post »

The Abortion Debate: We’re All in This Together
By Barbara K Lundblad This is a memorable week: on Monday the inauguration of President Obama on the holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., and on Tuesday the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision by the Supreme Court. Some people will celebrate all three with thanksgiving. Others will

posted 11:29:13am Jan. 23, 2013 | read full post »

A Vision for America: John 2:1-11
By Reverend Dr. Alvin O'Neal Jackson “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.” John 2:10 Occupy the Dream Spurred on by the Occupy Wall Street movement, African-Am

posted 9:02:18am Jan. 17, 2013 | read full post »

Waiting on the Messiah and Presidential Expectations: A Study of Luke
By David A. Sánchez, Ph.D. It is an odd juxtaposition, December 21, 2012 and January 21, 2013. The former date representing the “so-called” Mayan apocalypse where the usual suspects prepared for the end of the world – many of whom were Christians awaiting the second coming of Christ – a

posted 1:03:29pm Jan. 10, 2013 | read full post »

Frankincense, Myrrh and a Toothbrush? Matthew 2:1-12
By Lisa Nichols Hickman In As I Lay Dying, the main character Anse appears self-absorbed when at his wife’s death he says, “God’s will be done. . . . Now I can get them teeth.” His character will certainly not be remembered for altruism. But Anse will be remembered for the physical ef

posted 1:59:16pm Jan. 03, 2013 | read full post »


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