Hear the Message => LOVE

April 25, 2021

Church of the Servant, Wilmington, NC

4th Sunday of Easter
1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18

Gospel Reading and Sermon

Love in truth and action

Golden rule faiths


Minds Wide Open

April 18, 2021

Church of the Servant, Wilmington, NC

3rd Sunday of Easter
Luke 24:36b-48

Speaking Our Truth

March 14, 2021

Church of the Servant, Wilmington, NC

4th Sunday in Lent
John 3:14-21

The poem below, by Mary Oliver, was shared with me by a member of Church of the Servant after she had heard this sermon. I thought you might like it, too.

On this day when we honor the legacy and life-long mission of Martin Luther King, Jr. I share this post. While I put it together in June 2020 after the death of George Floyd, it seems even more timely in the aftermath of the attack on our nation’s capitol earlier this month.

This is a video created with the first part of a sermon I gave in August of 2018 at Church of the Servant. In it I shared written reflections from a year earlier, after the Charlottesville White Supremacist’s marches and counter-protests.

It conveys the effort needed by me and other white people to do the work required from each of us to end racism. And while in this 2018 reflection I used the term “people of color,” I realize more fully now the importance of saying Black lives. They matter.¬†What’s more, the listening, learning, and re-forming of White lives is as necessary as ever, and the only way we will overcome the pandemic of racism.

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