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God Talks Psalm 25:1-10

God Talks

TED Talks expose us to ideas worth spreading, but the Bible offers us ideas worth believing.

At a Glance

TED Talks have been viewed more than a billion times! This popular site features focused and relatively short, high-impact talks on topics as diverse as politics, parenting and prayer. Today's psalm reading for the First Sunday of Advent sounds a lot like a TED Talk. We call it, instead, a God Talk.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's gospel text, see "The Anxiety Machine," November 29, 2009, at

TED. The name comes from a conference in 1984 that focused on Technology, Entertainment and Design. But it grew to include almost any topic, from science to business to global issues. Today, TED is a nonprofit dedicated to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, high-impact talks.

Maybe you've seen a TED Talk on your computer. They are sermon-length (18 minutes or less) videos, and cover almost any topic you can imagine:

- The joy of surfing in ice-cold water,

- Magical houses made of bamboo,

- Programming bacteria to detect cancer,

- How...

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