Sermons on Justice

A World Re-ordered in Christ

A World Re-ordered In ChristPentecost+7BKatie WhitmireAmos 7:7-15, Psalm 85, Ephesians 1:1-14, Mark 6:7-13 I am grateful for the opportunity to share my reflections with you again. Our scriptures this morning point to beautiful images of God’s restoration, the restoration of his kingdom to wholeness, unity, and love. However, we cannot look at this restoration without also…

Living Out God’s Blessing

Pentecost +5 Rev. Isaac BradshawJune 27, 2021Deuteronomy 15:7–1, Psalm 112, 2 Corinthians 8:1-15, Mark 5:22 – 43 A few days ago, my brother and I got into a bit of an argument. It was one of those silly, text-based arguments, about a silly topic. We were discussing which Cold War movie was better: Hunt for Red October or Dr. Strangelove. Now, if you’re…

Baptism of Our Lord

Baptism of Our Lord 2020Rev. Doug FloydIsaiah 42:1-9, Psalm 82:1-29, Acts 10:34-38, Mark 1:7-11 The scenes from our Capital this week were heartbreaking. Our nation in turmoil. Violence in the halls of Congress. Confusion as to what lies ahead in a nation so divided. Before we have time to grieve or hardly pray, voices interpreting the events, judging the events, making plenty…

Generous Gospel

Pentecost +15Rev. Doug Floyd Amos 8:4-12, Psalm 138, 1 Timothy 2:1–7, Luke 16:1-13 Imagine if UT were throwing a big event to celebrate the Vols football program and they announced a list of honored guests of folks such as Nick Saban, Lane Kiffin, and of course Steve Spurrier. Reading the Gospel sometimes feels like Jesus is honoring all the wrong people: a…

Sabbath Shalom

Sabbath Shalom Rev. Doug Floyd Ezekiel 31:1-14, Psalm 92, 2 Corinthians 5:1-10, Mark 4:26-34 After traveling the world for over 20 years to document humans in their various contexts, Sebastio Salgado lost faith in humanity and was ready to give up photography forever. He had photographed several war zones, but the impact of photography the…