Slinging Stones for Mother Emanuel

4th Sunday After Pentecost, 6/21/2015: Mark 4:35-41  1 SAMUEL 17:32-40

This was an important Sunday for churches across America.  Four days earlier, Rev. Clementa Pinckney was assassinated and eight parishioners were massacred during a bible study at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.  The story of David and Goliath provides a way view of how we as people of faith will slay the giant of racial terrorism.

I am indebted to Malcom Gladwell’s recent book, David and Goliath.  Gladwell’s reading of the story is available as a TED talk: The Unheard Story of David and Goliath.

Slinging Stones for Mother Emanuel (pdf sermon manuscript)

2 thoughts on “Slinging Stones for Mother Emanuel

  1. POWERFUL, with an emphasis on each syllable. So glad I am following your blog. Once again, THANK YOU for your strong ministry to this church. We all needed you here and love having you as our pastor. Hold On.

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