Category Archives: Sermons

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A Father’s Day Message for Pride Month

Around the country, June is a time when LGBTQ festivals, parades, and events are held to commemorate the 1969 unrest at the Stonewall Inn, an LGBTQ bar in New York City. It has evolved to be a whole month of celebrations, and I’ve noticed events

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The So-Called Clobber Texts: Be Prepared

First Christian Church of Decatur, Ga. August 11, 2019 Key Resource: Jim Dant, This I Know: A Simple Biblical Defense for LGBTQ Christians, published by Nurturing Faith, Inc. (2018) Prepare to be prepared. Pastor Paul Turner of Gentle Spirit Christian Church was in his office, which

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Jesus and the IRS

Reading for the 21st Sunday after Pentecost: And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not

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Dish Soap Theology and the Dover Train

MCC of Christ the Liberator, Highland, N.J., March 4, 2012 MCC of the Lehigh Valley, Allentown, Pa., October 7, 2012 Dish soap theology and the Dover train are title headings I use to depict two different aspects of the spiritual journey I’ve been on now