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.

Being Truth-Hearers

January 17, 2021

Church of the Servant, Wilmington, NC

2nd Sunday after Epiphany
Samuel 3:1-20; John 1:43-51











Here is a link to the workshop mentioned in this sermon. There is much to hear.

Torn Open

January 10, 2021

Church of the Servant, Wilmington, NC

1st Sunday after Epiphany
Mark 1:4-11



Words of Hope

December 13, 2020

Church of the Servant, Wilmington, NC

3rd Sunday of Advent – Year B
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise the words of prophets, but test everything; hold fast to what is good; abstain from every form of evil.

May the God of peace himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do this.

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