Given by Rev. Madison Shockley June 6, 2021 Our reading today talks about who would be considered part of our family. The answer is anyone who does the will of God. Jesus redefined relationships. He broke down hierarchy, blood, and nationality. Faith is thicker than blood. While we would like to think of ourselves as [...]
According to the Oxford dictionary, the word of the year for 2016 is post-truth. We are in a world where the truth no longer matters. The concept was introduced in 2005 by the comedian, Stephen Colbert. He called it, truthiness...
Far too often, churches shy away from discussing sex because it makes people uncomfortable. This can lead to disasterous results -- Let's talk about sex. Audio: Video:
With domestic abuse scandal after scandal, reverend Madison Shockley asks why do social media campaigns like #whyistayed and #whyileft ask the abused to explain themselves instead of asking abusers to explain themselves. Next month (October) is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Pilgrim church asks itself, what can the church to do ensure the church [...]