Over the years I have heard a number of heteronormative Christians, some of them friends of mine, some of them complete strangers, complain about the LGBT appropriation of the rainbow as our symbol. “It was meant as a promise from God,” they complain, pointing to
Readings: Exodus 40:34-38: “the Glory of GOD filled The Dwelling” Luke 12:22-31: “Do not worry about your life.” Rumi: “Praise God for these two insomnias” Hear this sermon at the Jubilee! Circle Web site. Our song this morning comes from singer and songwriter Cyndi Lauper.
Luke 12:11-12: When they bring you before the synagogues, the rulers, and the authorities, do not worry about how you are to defend yourselves or what you are to say; for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that very hour what you ought to
“There are more things in heaven and earth,” Hamlet tells his friend Horatio, “than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” About the details of the final judgment, C.S. Lewis simply stated: “There will be surprises.” The underlying promise of the Resurrection is this promise of
Preached September 19, 2004 at MCC Columbia Scripture reading: Luke 15:11-32 I have a confession to make. I have an addiction. It’s not one I’m proud of, but it’s something I can’t stop doing even though I know it’s not all that good for me.
…gratitude is a form of intercession. Only it must not be like the gratitude of the Pharisee, who condemned others and justified himself (cf. Luke 18:11). On the contrary, it must make one regard oneself as a greater debtor than all [others]; one gives thanks
I hate reading C.S. Lewis. He has this annoying little habit in his writings. Every time I read something of his, there is always a less-than-quiet voice in my head clamoring, “Look at yourself! Look at your life! You’re falling short here! And this part
Editor: I stumbled onto your site searching for a lucid explanation of humility (true humility) versus pride/arrogance. I found Neil Ellis Orts article Pride, Shame, Humility very insightful…very helpful… Thanks, Neil! Nancy (not gay, not a traditional Christian – whatever that may be – but
The journey toward our healing starts with unconditional love and forgiveness – unconditional love and forgiveness we offer first to ourselves. These two are so closely interwoven that it is impossible to conceive of unconditional love without forgiveness and vice versa. As God loves utterly
Sermon delivered September 20, 1998 at Ormewood Park Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia. When I told my mother I was going to seminary she looked up from her tomato plants long enough to say, “Why do you want to go and mess yourself up like