Category Archives: Sermon

Why I’m a Capital Punishment Abolitionist

(NOTE: This sermon was prepared for CCDA’s “Locked in Solidarity” Week, which is February 9th through 16th. If you want a pdf of this sermon and study guide and prayer, click here.) Six years ago, during a time of prayer and … Continue reading

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A Call to Action (Matthew 5:6-8) – “A Mountain of a Sermon” – 4

Today is the first Sunday of February, the first Sunday of Black History Month. So, let me begin with a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The quote comes from a sermon Dr. King preached on June 11, 1967 … Continue reading

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Life Ain’t Fair (Matthew 5:3-5) “A Mountain of a Sermon” – part 3

When I was teaching Sociology, on one of the first days of class I would ask, “How many of you are math majors, or are seeking a degree or profession where math is extremely important?” A similar question was, “How … Continue reading

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The Blessings of Poverty (Matthew 5:3) “A Mountain of a Sermon” – part 2

One of my all-time favorite TV shows was Seinfeld. I say “was” because I don’t watch it much anymore. There no reason, it’s just not in my schedule. Besides, I’ve got most episodes memorized. Seinfeld brags the show is about … Continue reading

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A Mountain of a Sermon (Matthew 5:1-2), part 1

“Homiletics” is the art of preaching or writing sermons. Someone once defined “preaching” as the art of talking in someone else’s sleep. I had a class in college called, “Homiletics.” Believe it or not, I passed that class. For years … Continue reading

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“And This Is 2020” (Various Scripture)

“AND THIS IS 2020” “And this is 2020.” Through the 1980s and 1990s those words, spoken weekly by Barbara Walters, defined my generation. And now, here we are at the beginning of a New Year, a new decade. “And this … Continue reading

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True Lies (Various Scriptures)

One time the great Olympic diver Greg Louganis was asked how he coped with the stress of international diving competitions. He replied that he climbs to the board, takes a deep breath, and thinks, “Even if I blow this dive, … Continue reading

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