“Put Your Sword Away”

Zelda Kennedy on Good Friday, March 25, 2016:

“What sword must you put away? What negative feelings are forcing you not to be God’s presence in this world?”

“The Non-Grasping Mind of Christ”

Ed Bacon on Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016:

“Jesus calls us to reject the narrative of domination through violence of the many by the few by becoming the narrative of love and compassion.”

“The Use and Misuse of God in the Presidential Election”

Ed Bacon on Sunday, March 13, 2016:

“As followers of Jesus, we are called in this election cycle to claim his new narrative of compassion to overcome the old, toxic narratives of bigotry, privilege and exceptionalism.”

“Sowing Seeds of Unmerited Love”

Susan Russell on Sunday, March 6, 2016:

“‘Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done’ – and the good news we have to offer is that is true for every single member of the human family.”

“You’ve Got to Be Brave, Brave, Brave”

Bryan Stevenson on Sunday, February 28, 2016:

“It is the broken that can teach us what it means to accept God’s grace. It is the broken that can show us the power of mercy. It is the broken that will teach us what compassion can do. It is the broken who understands what it means to suffer weaknesses: It is when we are weak and broken that we are strong.”

“Staying on Message About Healing”

Ed Bacon on Sunday, February 21, 2016:

“Staying on Jesus’ message of healing and wholeness calls us to build bridges, not walls.”

“What God Does for Jesus, God Does for Us”

James Carroll on Sunday, February 14, 2016:

“Lent begins and ends with the Easter promise. What God does for Jesus, God does for us. The meaning of suffering, of trouble, of death, changed for all. And forever. “

“Fragility and Love”

Ed Bacon on Sunday, January 31, 2016:

“We are called to be the delivery system for God’s love movement — a movement that requires us to claim prophetic stamina over chosen fragility.”

“Act As If…”

Gene Robinson on Sunday, January 24, 2016:

“It’s funny, isn’t it, that you can preach a judgmental, and vengeful, and angry God, and nobody will mind. But if you start preaching about a God that is too accepting, too loving, too forgiving, too merciful, too kind — you are in trouble!”

“Dr. King’s Jailhouse Values”

Ed Bacon on Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday, January 17, 2016:

“I truly think that Dr. King would always ask of those who praise him if they would spend more time following the path he was trying to articulate. Very much like Jesus. I really don’t think Jesus is interested in our praising him as much as he’s interested in our following him.”