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The Night I was Called a Fag in My Own Church

The Night I was Called a Fag in My Own Church

Here is this morning’s sermon after being verbally accosted in Westfield’s 1923 Ladies’ Parlor by a member of another church. The scripture was John 3:1-17. Do you believe people can change? Perennial parental advice says no. Can’t you hear your mama...

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Running the Race: An Unexpected Election Sermon

Read the scripture I started with here. On Monday, I was convinced that this sermon was going to be about All Saints Day—one of my favorite days in the WHOLE CHURCH YEAR. I love everything about this particular liturgical day. I love singing When the Saints Go...

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Halloween Special Edition: Mama’s Boy

Oh, Mama. I usually write to you on Mother’s Day–a day filled with sweet memories and an undeniable sense of injustice for me. I write about what’s going on with me. I tell you about Dad, about life since you died. I write about memories and church...

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What I Learned Sitting on a Steeple

So this post got a little longer than I meant for it to, so I broke it down into two sections: Here’s What Happened and Here’s What I Learned. Feel free to read one or the other or both! Here’s what happened: I had climbed the scaffolding that hugs...

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Sermons

Running the Race: An Unexpected Election Sermon

Running the Race: An Unexpected Election Sermon

Read the scripture I started with here. On Monday, I was convinced that this sermon was going to be about All Saints Day—one of my favorite days in the WHOLE CHURCH YEAR. I love everything about this particular liturgical day. I love singing When the Saints Go...

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Visual Worship

Ribbons of Fire

Ribbons of Fire

Pentecost is one of my favorite days in the church year. Here’s why: I love the color red (although green is my favorite); I love the story of the followers of Jesus not knowing what hit them and how everyone else thought they were drunk; and I LOVE Johnny...

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