I quote: “Fred Phelps was a colossal jerk, the kind of person no one wanted to be around.” This is how Time Magazine begins an obituary of the Kentucky preacher who died last week, after becoming famous for his homophobic bigotry and rants. He once referred to Canada, which had then recently awarded equal benefits … Continue reading Fourth Sunday in Lent—March 30, 2014- John (9:1-41)
Sermon from January 29, 2012 (AGM Sunday). Mark 1:21-28 I recently watched the movie The Help with Erin one evening. It’s the story, as many of you will know, of black maids in the American South in the 1960s who were raising children and cleaning floors and cooking meals for white women and what their … Continue reading Knowledge puffs up. Love builds up.
Sunday, October 24. Imagine that every day you go to work, and someone calls you names, or trips you as you walk by when no one is looking. You are afraid to go the bathroom for fear that your harasser might follow you. When you leave at night, they grab your purse or briefcase and dump the contents on the floor. Maybe they even slap you around. You dread going to work, and you don’t tell anyone not even your spouse. All you feel is shame.