Tag Archives: MCC

LOVE Scrabble letters on bible

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

Glasses resting on Bible

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

Person writing

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

Woman solving word puzzles

Sermon Mad Libs

MCC Columbia, S.C. Readings: Luke 15:11-24, Romans 8:5-11 Back in 1953, Leonard Stern, one of the writers for the TV show “The Honeymooners,” was working on writing a new character into the series. He was stuck for a descriptive passage and yelled out to his co-writer Roger

Plants at Volunteer Park Conservatory, Seattle, United States

Love Makes You Do Stupid Things

Metropolitan Community Church of Columbia, S.C. Readings for Passion Sunday: 4 The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word. Morning by morning he wakens — wakens my ear to listen

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

When the Spirit Moves You

Lesbian and gay people, along with our bisexual and transgender brothers and sisters, are spiritual people. It’s true! For more than 35 years, I’ve worked and ministered with LGBT people, and I’ve learned this lesson: Many — I believe, most! — LGBT people have a

Person reading the Bible

Peter and Cornelius at the MCC

I bet you didn’t know that the Book of Acts is all about living as a gay Christian. Okay, so that’s not really what it’s about — it’s actually a chronicle of the early church and of the movement of the gospel out of Israel