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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

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Jesus’ Family Values

Metropolitan Community Church of Columbia, S.C. Readings: Matthew 12:46-50, 1 John 3:1-3 You know you’re in a bad family when … The pet cat got better food than you did. Your parents told you about strange men giving away sweets and to go and find

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God Bless America

Metropolitan Community Church of Columbia, S.C. Readings: Psalm 139:7-12, Luke 6:20-26 I love America. Make no mistake about it. I am grateful for the happy accident that led me to be born into this country. Our varied landscape, our varied people, our varied experiences and

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Ha!

Metropolitan Community Church of Columbia, S.C. Readings for the Third Sunday after Pentecost: Genesis 18:1-15, Romans 5:1-5 According to a recent newspaper report, bouncers stopped a visitor on the way into a club in Germany because she was 80-years-old. The woman tried to slip past

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Jesus Has 2 Mommies

Metropolitan Community Church of Columbia, S.C. Readings: Genesis 1:26-28 Luke 1:26-38 Anyone who is charged with the task of writing and delivering sermons learns very early not to discount any source of inspiration. The title and inspiration for this sermon came from a recent choir

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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

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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

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Holy Family, Batman!

Metropolitan Community Church of Columbia, S.C. Readings: Isaiah 61:10-62:3 Galatians 3:23-29 This sermon though was not an easy one to write. I usually can write a sermon in a day – two at the longest, but this one took about three days. It reminded me

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In All Things Give Thanks

Metropolitan Community Church of Columbia, S.C. Readings for the 24th Sunday after Pentecost: Jeremiah 23:1-16 Colossians 1:11-20 I’m not sure how this keeps happening. It seems that Andy keeps scheduling me to preach on important liturgical days. As a recovering Southern Baptist I am an

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

Be a Queer for 4 More Years

From a sermon preached at Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco, Calif. Here we are. Many of us are disappointed, depressed, even devastated by the outcome of the election. We cannot imagine four more years and where we will be at the end of the