All posts by Rev. David R. Gillespie

Parent and child spending time together

A Momentary Parental Revelation

You know how the prayer starts, especially if you’ve spent any amount of time in a more liturgically inclined congregation. It is the prayer that’s often introduced with words such as, “And now, as our Savior taught us to pray, we are bold to say…,”

Tealight Candle on Human Palms

Escaping the Darkness of Shame

In issuing the “Call for Submissions” for this issue of Whosoever, the editor directed our attention to the notion of light in the darkness – specifically, how can we as GLBTQ Christians “witness to the light of God within us – and let it shine

Glasses resting on Bible

The Extraordinary Power of an Ordinary Life

Preached at North Anderson (S.C.) Community Church Presbyterian, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg, S.C., and Greenville (S.C.) Unitarian Universalist Fellowship When I was a kid I thought Leonard Bernstein was the most powerful man on earth. Even though I grew up in the age

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

Those Pesky Little Voices

You won’t find it in the DSM-IV, but the fact of the matter is, we all hear voices. Each of our lives, be they relatively short or long, have, to one degree or another, been formed by the voices we’ve heard. Such was the case