All posts by Rev. Stephen Parelli

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Dish Soap Theology and the Dover Train

First Delivered: Sunday, March 4, 2012, MCC of Christ the Liberator, Highland, NJ Second Delivery: Sunday, October 7, 2012, MCC of the Lehigh Valley, Allentown, PA Dish soap theology and the Dover train are title headings I use to depict two different aspects of the

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Darkness from Light

Saturday, July 19, 2008 ” . . . the light of the world is Jesus. Come to the Light, ’tis shining for you . . . ” Today, the words of this popular missionary hymn, and others like it, which I used to sing in

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A Journey Towards Becoming Family

The movie Touch of Pink illustrates my journey towards becoming family. The main character, Alim, a young gay man of Indian decent living in London, has an ongoing imaginary friendship with the actor Cary Grant. He tells Cary Grant any personal difficulty he is experiencing

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So, Who’s Getting Married in New Jersey?

There’s only one way that Civil Union will ever mean Marriage. Ask banished Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island, he’ll tell you. It’s simple. If the New Jersey legislature votes for gay civil unions the marriage is simply this: the Magistrates of Trenton will have