Welcome: A Sermon for Pride Sunday preached at @CCCathedralSTL

Welcome. Welcome. If you sort of cringe when you hear welcome, from me, I understand.  I only arrived to St. Louis in January.  This is my first Sunday sermon at the Cathedral.  Who am I to welcome you?  I learned to be careful with the word “welcome” at my previous church in Washington, DC.  On … Continue reading Welcome: A Sermon for Pride Sunday preached at @CCCathedralSTL

Proud

Spilling beyond the parade route, shaking hands, waving and dancing a sea of purple shirted volunteers, the St. Paul's Cathedral contingent, made their way down University Avenue in the Pride parade.  The message was clear: God loves you, and this church supports the full inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.  It was a … Continue reading Proud

Identities: the ones we construct and the ones that construct us

The past few days have been the commemoration of the martyrdom of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., here at the seminary.  We've been talking a lot about race, gender, sexual orientation, and other things that divide us. We've been wondering whether we live in a "post-racial America." One of my favorite professors here, … Continue reading Identities: the ones we construct and the ones that construct us