Given by Rev. Madison Shockley June 21, 2020 We are all one. On June 15th, the Supreme Court ruled that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is illegal. In 56 CE, the apostle Paul ruled that discrimination was not Christian. No longer does race, gender, or class matter in the sight of God. [...]
Given By Ren Alexandra McKinnell on March 11, 2018 X-Ed (1) In a world that tries to define individuals as either male or female, our speaker, Ren McKinnell, speaks to us on expanding our perspective on gender and explore the diversity and history of a people who have transcended the gender binary. They [...]
Given By Rev. Madison Shockley March 11 , 2018 Today's reading comes from the gospel of Thomas. It is one of the earlier Christian documents but was not discovered until 1945. We had only hints of its existence. Thomas traveled to the east and settled in the area of Edessa where he wrote a collection [...]
he reading today of Jesus meeting a Samaritan woman at the well is unique in several regards. First, the scene describes Jesus, a man, meeting a woman at a well. During this period of history, if you wanted to meet a woman, you went to the well...
The inspiration for today's sermon comes from two different readings, Amos 6 and Luke 16. One is from the prophet Amos and the other is a parable from Jesus. Both passages warns that those who find comfort in this life may find the next life more difficult. To those who are rich yet take no notice of the poor, this is a dire warning.
https://vimeo.com/168491578 The story of Pentecost from the Acts of the Apostles is not an historical event. It is more of a theological event. A declaration of faith so profound that it changed history. The church was forever changed by this multicultural, multiracial, and international idea. It was now a global force, capable to take [...]
Luke regales us with the tale of Paul in Athens during the reading from the Acts of the Apostles. It is one of the most remarkable passages in the bible. It makes us feel as if we are right there listening to Paul give his greatest sermon.