The Danger of Denominations: A Sermon For Reformation Sunday

  St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Arlington MA Reformation Sunday- October 30, 2016 John 8:31-36  She spoke with the humility of someone who actually spent a lot of time in prayer. Her words were precise, nothing wasted. I had developed a sweet friendship with a Greek Orthodox woman who loved her Church, loved her people, loved…Read more The Danger of Denominations: A Sermon For Reformation Sunday

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“An intense religious experience, the exact nature of which is uncertain.”

All Saints, Brookline Transfiguration Sunday, February 7, 2015 Luke 9:28-36, (37-43) Let us pray: May we see. Amen. Sometimes, truth lurks in the footnotes. There, beneath the Gospel text, in The Oxford Annotated Bible, New Revised Standard Version with the Apocrypha, Third Edition 2001, there, where the font gets small and squished, some unnamed, unknown…Read more “An intense religious experience, the exact nature of which is uncertain.”

Why I love the African Methodist Episcopal Church

200th Anniversary of the African Methodist Episcopal Church New England Annual Conference Bicentennial Service Sunday February 7, 2016 Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Jamaica Plain MA Rev. Laura Everett, Executive Director, Massachusetts Council of Churches Note: This Response was given at a Bicentennial Service commemorating the 200th anniversary of the AME Church. Throughout this year,…Read more Why I love the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Bodyshaming the Black Body of Christ

Christ Lutheran Church, Natick Sunday January 24, 2016 Body-Shaming the Black Body of Christ: A Sermon on 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31a This is a sermon for you if you’ve stood in front of a department store mirror near tears because, too fat or too skinny, clothes don’t fit your body. This is a sermon for…Read more Bodyshaming the Black Body of Christ

“We All Mix:” A Gullah Sermon on Pentecost

“We All Mix:” A Gullah Sermon on Pentecost Christ Church United & Lao United Church of Christ, Lowell MA (Special thanks to Host pastors Ted Rasakham and Peter Lovett. During the multi-cultural, multi-generational service, we sang two Gullah songs "Kum Ba Yah" and the amazing "Open the Window" arranged by Elise Witt.) Sunday May 31,…Read more “We All Mix:” A Gullah Sermon on Pentecost

The other Good Samaritan

The other Good Samaritan: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2015 Friday January 24, 2015 Assumption College, Worcester Sunday January 25, 2015 Union Baptist Church, New Bedford  John 4: 1-42 It happens now every time I see him. I have a wonderful, kind, and wise colleague. We don’t see one another often, but every time I…Read more The other Good Samaritan

“The Futility of Prophets:” A Sermon on Isaiah 40 & Proclaiming that #BlackLivesMatter

2nd Sunday of Advent- December 7, 2014 at the First Church in Marlborough, Congregational Text: Isaiah 40: 1-11 Note: I believe strongly that the most prophetic preaching happens with a congregation when you are in a trusting relationship. This sermon was preached at a church I had never visited before, and thus, I did not say as much…Read more “The Futility of Prophets:” A Sermon on Isaiah 40 & Proclaiming that #BlackLivesMatter