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


A Jig of Justice

Preached on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the 6th and 15th Sundays after Pentecost: Amos 8:1-12: Surely I will never forget any of their deeds Luke 16:1-13: You cannot serve God and wealth The Mundaka Upanishad 2:2-4: All separateness

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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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The Expanding Kingdom of God

Reading: Matthew 15:10-28 Do you know what it is like to be an “other”? Not just an “other,” but an “other” that is hated; thought of as not worthy of basic things like fair housing, a job, or even safety. To be someone that it

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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

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Being Who You Are

Read the rest of the Via Creativa: Island of Misfit Toys series Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the First Sunday after Christmas: Samuel was ministering before the Lord. (1 Samuel 2:18-20) I must be in my Father’s house. (Luke 2:41-52) Playing one’s part in

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Jesus: Born To Misfit

Read the rest of the Via Creativa: Island of Misfit Toys series Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent: He shall be the one of peace. (Micah 5:1-5a) He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the