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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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It’s Not About the Rules

MCC Seattle, Wash. Readings for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost: James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-24 I want to start off by saying that there are no bad guys in Mark 7:1-24. The Pharisees and the lawyers that confront Jesus about the behavior of his disciples do

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The Impossible Choice

The Rock Metropolitan Community Church, West Hollywood, Calif. The Path of Jesus is found where Christ’s followers honor the role of the state in maintaining justice and peace, so far as human discernment and ability make possible. We affirm the separation of church and state,

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Engaging Grace Compassionately

Diaconate Candidacy Sermon Given at Gentle Shepherd Metropolitan Community Church, Phoenix, Ariz. Readings: Loving our Neighbor Includes: Engaging people authentically, as Jesus did, treating all as creations made in God’s very image, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, nationality, or

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God, in Your Grace, Transform the World

Reading for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany:  When he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. And many were gathered together, so that there was so longer room for them, not even about the door; and he was

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Transformed by Grace

Delivered during the only worship service conducted solely by LGBTA people at the Ninth Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Porto Alegre, Brazil This week, more than 4,000 people have gathered under one of the most diverse, inclusive “tents” the world has ever

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It’s Just Not Fair!

Metropolitan Community Church of Columbia, S.C. Readings for the First Sunday of Advent: O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence — as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to

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A Farewell Message

Dear Saints: Today, by God’s grace, I complete my service as Moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches. I am writing these words to you today from my almost empty offices in the MCC World Centre in West Hollywood, California. The mementos of 37 years of ministry

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Up to Our Necks in Pearls

Gentle Shepherd Metropolitan Community Church, Phoenix, Ariz. Reading for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost: The Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, sold all else that he had and bought it. (Matthew