Don’t let God’s name be defined by hate and fear. The world needs more generous words about God. The God we speak of, the One we pray to in this place, our God blesses life in all its diversity. God works for liberation for ALL people. The world needs more words about the God of forgiveness and love, the God who invites us to grow up. Say the word “God.”
https://youtu.be/lM7kL0La5Yg Today I am preaching the second in a three part series of sermons on a question: “What do we mean when we say the word God?” Last week we encountered the God of Abraham, of Sarah, and of Hagar. We talked about the one God we share with our siblings who are Jewish and... Continue Reading →
The first in a series of sermons asking the question; "What do we mean when we say the word God?" After a week like this one, remembering the victims of violence from mosques in New Zealand: When we say we believe in the God of Abraham, the God of Sarah, we also must know that we claim the God of Hagar. Our God is not a narrow tribal God. Our One God is capable of mercy, and justice, and love not just for one group, but for all of humanity.