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Words Matter

Last week I participated in a press conference called by the Rev. Mr. R. B. Holmes of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.  At that conference, Mr. Holmes called upon Congressman Ron DeSantis to apologize for saying, in response to Andrew Gillum’s … Continue reading

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The Bible Tells Me What?

A sermon preached at First Presbyterian Church, Tallahassee, Florida, July 1, 2018 6th Sunday after Pentecost Romans 13:1-10 Those of you attuned to such things will notice that Tip did not read the Epistle Lesson assigned for this day by … Continue reading

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Out of the mouths of babes

Today I stood on the steps of Florida’s Old State Capitol with fellow clergy and watched thousands — most of them young — restore my faith in democracy.  It’s hard to express how moving it was to see such determined, … Continue reading

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No Place to Call Home

National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day takes place on December 22, the longest night of the year. Tonight some 200 communities will gather to read the names of their neighbors — neighbors who have experienced homelessness and who have died in … Continue reading

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Gone but not Forgotten

In one of his sermons the great preacher Fred Craddock talked about going to a funeral for a word that had died.  I don’t remember the word in question, but just now I’m mourning the death of the wonderful old … Continue reading

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Vigil in Tallahassee

Last Thursday, August 17, a vigil was held at Tallahassee’s Lake Ella to remember the victims of violence in Charlottesville and to stand for peace, justice, and inclusion.  I was honored to be asked to speak.  Here are my remarks: … Continue reading

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Trinity and Iftar

  This week our congregation hosted an event for Christians, Muslims, and Jews.  Sponsored by the Atlantic Institute, this was an occasion for people of the Abrahamic faiths to learn about each other’s faith traditions and share the Iftar meal.  … Continue reading

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