It was a real gift to preach in Redding, CA in July. What a great community, with a history of LGBTQ+ inclusion. After preaching this sermon, I was told by a couple in the church that they were ready for my sermon because they had watched the Netflix stand up special Nanette by Hannah GadsbyContinue reading “Sermon on how to make life easier for folks on the margins”
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Doubting Thomas at Ygnacio Valley Presbyterian Church
I gave listeners an assignment at the beginning of this sermon so they could do their own biblical interpretation, even if it wasn’t the same as mine. That’s some Disciples of Christ moves right there. 😉
Sermon at St. Andrew Christian Church, Olathe, KS
I love the fact that everyone I bumped into in Kansas City had stories to share, since I believe deeply in the power of our stories. Also, Olathe was an intense place for me as a South Asian to go, since it was the sight of a tragic and violent hate crime against a SouthContinue reading “Sermon at St. Andrew Christian Church, Olathe, KS”
Sermon at Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church on the very first church in Acts
I remember studying this passage with evangelical friends in college who said how much they loved it; it sounds like communism BUT NOT COMMUNISM BECAUSE IT IS ABOUT JESUS. They worshipped a profoundly capitalist Jesus and this passage was a real struggle for them. It was a gift to share some reflections on what thisContinue reading “Sermon at Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church on the very first church in Acts”
Good Friday at Allen Temple
Every year this church hosts a Seven Last Words service with seven female preachers. This year I was assigned the seventh word: Father, into they hands I commend my spirit.
Sermon on immigration justice at National City Christian Church, Washington DC
This sermon was also fun because my parents were both able to be there! Plus this was the church that ordained me.
Christmas eve – Love Sunday
What a gift to be at First Christian Church of Concord for all of Advent 2017.
“Waiting for Joy,” A sermon for Joy Sunday, December 17, 2017, First Christian Church of Concord
In this sermon, I confess my fascination with documentaries about cults, I talk about humble leadership, I quote an anarchist feminist atheist who probably would have been annoyed I connect her with the Jesus movement, and I talk about what I’ve learned from the LGBTQ movement in the 1980s about the role of joy asContinue reading ““Waiting for Joy,” A sermon for Joy Sunday, December 17, 2017, First Christian Church of Concord”
“An Unexpected Peace,” a sermon for Peace Sunday of Advent, December 10, 2017
In which I mention an evangelical preacher from the 19th century (pictured here), modern day slavery, my father’s obsession with Advent tea, homeless encampments and where we can actually find peace right now. The sermon was based on the lectionary passage of Mark 1:1-8. Mark 1:1-8 1The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ,Continue reading ““An Unexpected Peace,” a sermon for Peace Sunday of Advent, December 10, 2017″
“Saving Starfish when Starfish are outlawed,” a sermon at Downey Memorial Christian Church, December 3, 2017
A friend who came to hear me preach later said, “you know, these days, we could just get on social media and get like 45 people to the beach to help us save starfish.”That would actually have strengthened my sermon. But here it is now, just in time for advent. The scripture was Psalm 80:1-7,Continue reading ““Saving Starfish when Starfish are outlawed,” a sermon at Downey Memorial Christian Church, December 3, 2017″