Tell it in the Light: A Juneteenth Sermon: June 25, 2017

It’s Juneteenth time. About Juneteenth[1]—I had no idea.  Growing up in Thurmont, Maryland, I simply had no idea that there was a day dedicated to celebrating the day when slaves were truly freed—not by official proclamation as customarily taught, but by an enforced reality, which took the form of one Union General and 2000 Federal… [Read More]

A Well of Mercy: June 18th, 2017 World Refugee Sunday

Desmond Tutu, the South African leader, once said, “God’s dream is that you and I and all of us will realize that we are family, that we are made for togetherness, for goodness, and for compassion.” Yet we human beings have a long way to go before God’s dream becomes reality. Family dynamics are often… [Read More]

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