Love Letter to Sad Revolutionaries

Picture from Radical Tenderness Project by Kristen Trudo: On August 6, 2017, I was invited by Rev. Rebecca Turner, my former supervisor at Faith Aloud, to preach and preside at Christ Church United Church of Christ in Maplewood Missouri. I chose the Matthew 14:31-21 story about Jesus feeding the five thousand with five loaves and … Continue reading Love Letter to Sad Revolutionaries

Living in the Plot Twist

Photo Credit: Bryce Krug Reading the Signs of the Times Regina Purnell-Gray, Kevin Kriesel, Deborah Krause Excerpts from “Forward through Ferguson,” the report of the Ferguson Commission “In 2013, as we prepared to celebrate St. Louis’ 250th birthday,  leaders debated whether or not to engage in community-wide planning, in a wide assessment of the region. … Continue reading Living in the Plot Twist

Unity – A Matter of Life & Death

I preached two sermons for the 2nd Sunday of Easter at St. John's, Tower Grove ([LINK] Scriptures referenced: Psalm 133, Acts 4:32-37, Acts 5:1-11, John 20:19-31 ([LINK] Check out Fight for $15: [LINK] 10:30am Service Video - more performative, more jokes: 5pm Service Podcast - more interactive, more contemplative: [LINK] Manuscript … Continue reading Unity – A Matter of Life & Death

Beloved Community – Sermon Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

5pm sermon podcast [link] For a recording of the 10:30am sermon, comment below with your email address. -- RESOURCES Valerie Nicolet-Anderson [link] 1 Cor 6:12-20 - Paul's instructions on sexual ethics for the purpose of strengthening and forming community identity. What does it mean to take on a communal identity that is non-normative? How might … Continue reading Beloved Community – Sermon Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.