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Reading the Church into the Story of David and Goliath: Defeating Racism and Racial Violence – Teresa Holden

1 Samuel 17:1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49; Psalm 9:9-20; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41
Today’s Scriptures are filled with metaphors that inspire us and lead us to greater faith and faithful actions as we confront the evil and hatred that exists in our world, and specifically in the United States. We mourn, today, with the city of Charleston [...]



Failure And Insignificance In The Kingdom(s) – Judy Cox

1 Samuel 15:34-16:13; Psalm 20; 2 Corinthians 5:6-17; Mark 4:26-34
My first (but certainly not last!) experience of deer-in-the-headlights paralysis ended in excruciatingly public failure. Picture me afterwards, stumbling off the stage, bewildered and humiliated, hunting, past rows of inattentive faces [...]



Blurred Biological Lines – Elise Cranston

1 Samuel 8:4-20; Psalm 138; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35
May the words of my mouth and the meditations of OUR hearts be acceptable and pleasing in your sight O Lord, our Rock, and our Redeemer. Amen.
Perhaps some of you remember a couple years ago when Kent Dunnington preached a very memorable sermon containing a certain scandalous word [...]