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)
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.
Nancy: Thank you for your kind comments. I am so very glad to be here. I look forward to Sunday, to the chance to get to talk with the congregation. My goodness, but this is fun! Peace 🙂