Category: Sermons

  • Confronting Beastly Economics – An Anti-Imperial Look at Revelation 13

    I have a chapter called “Beastly Economics” in the book, We Cry Justice: Reading the Bible With the Poor People’s Campaign. In the chapter, I discuss the concept of the “Mark of the Beast” not as some mark on a person or group in the future, but as a way of describing systems of economic oppression.  Even better, Ebony […]

  • Learn as we Lead: Victims of Empire and The Great Multitude in Revelation 7

    I was asked to share a little during the season of “Learn as We Lead,” for the Freedom Church of the Poor on the abuses and misuses of the Book of the Revelation. On Sunday I shared a little on Chapter 7 of Revelation (link to a live video of the worship service), drawing on […]

  • “I Know That I am a thought in God” – Sermon for Advent

    This is the message I gave at Deep River Friends Meeting December 16, 2022 based on Luke 1: 46-55: 46 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will […]

  • We Are Fireweed

    This was the message I shared at our first “All Community Worship” at Guilford College since before the pandemic. I am grateful for this opportunity to building multifaith community on Campus. The Quaker roots of Guilford College allows for and nourishes this rich tapestry of religious identities to thrive at the college. I believe like […]

  • Transitions, Clean Breaks, and The Work of Becoming a People – Ex. 14

    This was the sermon I preached at First Friends Meeting Greensboro, NC on October 9, 2022. It is from Exodus 14. Trauma and the Red Sea This morning I want to speak on the subject of the Red Sea, trauma, and the importance of transitions in growth. I think the best way to describe these […]