how not to be a Christian nationalist

“The Rejected Guest”Delivered to Church for the HighlandsSunday, October 11, 2020 Rev. Dr. John Henson When was the last time you went to a wedding or a wedding banquet? If you are like me, it’s probably been a while or, at least since the pandemic started in March. These events are normal parts of our […]

The themes Jesus presented in this parable sound familiar to us right now

“Words Need Actions” Matthew 21:22-32 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Sunday, September 27, 2020  “Who died and made you the boss?” That’s a question you may have heard or used when it comes to someone challenging your authority to do something. It’s never a positive question and usually one that gets a negative response or results in some kind of altercation. In these days when […]

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Learning how to forgive in church

“Stopping for Burning Bushes” Exodus 3:1-15Delivered to Church for the HighlandsSunday, August 30, 2020 Have you ever had one of those experiences with something so unexpected and unusual that it became a life-changing experience? Such experiences are often referred to as “divine appointments” or burning bush experiences. What we’ve just heard in our first reading […]

Message Manuscript for “A Different Pledge of Allegiance”Delivered to Church for the HighlandsSunday, August 23, 2020 Did you see the video of Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond’s son reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at the DNC this past week? Here it is in case you missed it. Isn’t that great? And you will notice that he […]

“Jesus, a ‘Canaanite Woman’, and Inclusion”   Matthew 15:21-28Delivered to Church for the HighlandsSunday, August 16, 2020 Palestinians and Jews, Republicans and Democrats, Black and white, gay and straight, rich and poor, quarantined and non-quarantined, member and non-member, Karens and non-Karens, Boomers and everyone else, masked and non-masked, employed and unemployed, distance learner and in-person. These […]