For the past several weeks I’ve been reading about the Rev. Bill Shillady and his book, Strong for a Moment Like This: The Daily Devotions of Hillary Clinton. During the campaign Shillady sent Secretary Clinton daily devotions to strengthen her … Continue reading Plagiarism, Privilege, and the State of Christian Publishing
You’ve listened to enough of my sermons by now to know the general way I preach. I usually start with a story, and then I talk about the Scripture, and then I tie it back to the first story, and … Continue reading When Walking on Water isn’t the Goal: Sermon for August 13, 2017
Too many trans/genderqueer/non-binary kids woke up today in a world where their president called them a “burden” and “distraction”. These kids are already at a higher risk for suicide, not because there is anything wrong with them, but because they … Continue reading #BlessingNotBurden: It takes less than a minute to show trans youth you care.
Note: this post was originally published in 2015 on New Sacred. I’m reposting what I said then here as a resource for those who are discussing the gender binary at General Synod. “There is no longer male nor female, for … Continue reading A Church Beyond the Binary
You can listen to this sermon here or subscribe to the Congregational Church in Exeter’s sermon podcast on iTunes. Matthew 10:26-31, 38-39 10:26 “So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and … Continue reading The Fall of a Sparrow: Sermon for June 25, 2017
Earlier this year I was researching my mom’s grandparents, my mom’s mom’s family, and I found my great-grandfather’s application for citizenship in this country. My grandmother’s parents emigrated from Italy in the early 1900’s and they settled in Maine. They … Continue reading Translating the Gospel: Sermon for Pentecost, June 4, 2017
This sermon is available as a podcast at iTunes. John 14:15-21 14:15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 14:16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. … Continue reading Confirmation Rules: Sermon for May 21, 2017