The following is a sermon I gave at Crescent Hill Baptist Church on July 8, 2018. In it I draw a parallel between Jesus being rejected by his hometown with the current climate of attacking the messenger because the message is threatening those of privilege and power. The text is from Mark 6 verses 1 … Continue reading Sermonizing
We have reached that time of year when those collecting for various charity causes emerge from their winter hiatus. We see them on the street corners such as the “boot” campaign of firefighters, the Shriners and their fezzes taking life and limb risks by inserting themselves into the traffic flow collecting money for Shriners Hospitals, … Continue reading Charity
“Yes, you are unique… Just like everyone else.” Slightly paraphrased quote – Rev Dr JoAnne Morris Brian to the crowd: “You are all individuals!” The crowd in unison: “Yes, we are all individuals!” Monty Python’s Life of Brian 1979 I have to admit, that Holy Week was a particularly bad week for me as well … Continue reading Is there Redemption?
The following text is one of my favorites because it speaks directly on how we as individuals and as a nation might live fully into our humanity. It comes from Matthew chapter 25 verses 31 through 46 in the New Revised Standard Version which I copied from http://www.biblegateway.com. Take a minute and read these words … Continue reading More Lamentations of Greatness
“We live in a country that is more divided than ever. We live in an era of post-truth, where it seems that facts don’t matter as long as you get your slice of the pie. It is a pie that is hoarded by the moneyed elite that seeks to get even more of the pie … Continue reading Lamentations on “Greatness”
The election is three days past and I am still angry. I am angry that we the people have elected such a person to the highest office in the land. My anger exists on several levels. Level one: I am angry at myself. I am angry at my naiveté for thinking that the racism, misogyny, … Continue reading Anger
I’d like to talk a little bit about the 2nd Amendment and how our faith informs us regarding this “Right to bear Arms.” The argument over the 2nd Amendment has captured the spotlight over the past 30 years and is especially relevant today regarding the increase of gun deaths within this country. As a society, … Continue reading God and the 2nd Amendment
Jesus just left Chicago and he's bound for New Orleans. Well now, Jesus just left Chicago and he's bound for New Orleans. Yeah, Yeah Workin' from one end to the other and all points in between. Took a jump through Mississippi, well, muddy water turned to wine. Took a jump through Mississippi, muddy water … Continue reading ZZ Top and Jesus