Worship From Home: February 7, 2021

Here is the video and the sermon podcast for the February 7 worship service from First Christian St. Paul. Continue reading Worship From Home: February 7, 2021

Worship From Home: January 31, 2021

Here is the video and the sermon podcast for the January 31 worship service from First Christian St. Paul. Continue reading Worship From Home: January 31, 2021

The Faith Experience

When Prince died on April 21, I wrote a post on another blog about how Prince made it easier for black kids like me to be gay.  Growing up with the machismo that was such a part of the culture I grew up in during the 70s and 80s, Prince was a godsend. Speaking of godsends, Prince was in a rare league of artists who would publicly talk about their faith.  He was America’s answer to Bono in that respect. I can remember listening to “I Would Die 4 U” the first time and excited to hear a song that … Continue reading The Faith Experience

Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner, Yada Yada Yada

“Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner.” This is one of those cliches that Christians tend to use (or at least I’ve heard people use them, I don’t remember hearing someone say it) and one Christian in particular doesn’t like it.  Here’s what Christian Piatt (a fellow Disciples of Christ pastor) has to say about this: This is a backhanded way to tell someone you love them, at best. It also ignores the command by Jesus not to focus on the splinter in our neighbors’ eyes while a plank remains in our own. Bottom line: we all screw up, and naming … Continue reading Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner, Yada Yada Yada