Category: Sermons


September 14, 2020
I’m not done with you yet. Come see my garden. It’s full of life.

Doing the Work

September 7, 2020
Sometimes, I have even been the people who I aspire to be… for a while.

Open Your Eyes!

August 31, 2020
We’re not doing this to be funny. We need you to trust us right now.

Heads Up Eyes Wide

August 24, 2020
God’s story, our story, isn’t a nice G-rated morality tale. It’s a life and a relationship. And that means that there is always more.

Ruby Payne and the Art of the Cold Reading

August 12, 2020
Payne's table resonates because it's the sociological equivalent of cold reading.
A Version of Ruby Payne's Cultural Table

Be the Church: Enjoy This Life

August 10, 2020
A few years ago, I was applying for jobs. I had about twelve years of experience as a fundraiser. I had managed annual funds and asked for major gifts and run planned giving efforts. I was a Certified Fund Raising Executive. I was shiny and promising and looked good on paper. So I sent out […]

Be the Church: Love God

August 3, 2020
Being a Christian is like joining the Peace Corps. It gives so much. And it asks a lot: all of our hearts and all of our souls and all of our might.

Be the Church: Embrace Diversity

July 27, 2020
We are called to be reckless in our welcome. We are called to be extravagant in our celebration. We are called to be warm in our embrace.

Privilege Is Always Being Able to Avoid the Things That Offend You

July 22, 2020
It is all but impossible for every Black person to avoid every monument to the people who fought to keep their ancestors in slavery.

Be the Church: Share Earthly and Spiritual Resources

July 20, 2020
Christ lives in the world, in every pleading face and outstretched hand, asking us to believe that there is enough and more than enough.
The Butterfly Garden by cmarlinwarfield


I’m a pastor, an author, and a nonprofit development and communications professional. My passion, my mission, and my calling is bringing people together to do good, with a particular focus on serving people who are experiencing poverty and other forms of marginalization.

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