Rev. Bill Sinkford

Speaking of Race

 

Traditional liberal religious wisdom has left us far from the Beloved Community. Dr. Robin DiAngelo, the major presenter at Seminary for a Day, will join Rev. Sinkford for a dialogue focused on what we need to learn and what we need to look at in … read more.

Answering the Call of Love

 

Anthem: Lift Every Voice and Sing

Sermon: Answering the Call of Love

“Stick to the paths of Love and Justice.
Your restless hearts will find me there.”

That sentiment from the Psalm is echoed in our anthem.

“Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met … read more.

To Hold With Care

 

“You ask me how to pray to someone who is not,” began our Responsive Reading this morning. And that is certainly one question that thinking about prayer can prompt. Is prayer begging a favor from someone or something, some power or force outside ourselves that … read more.

Sanctuary

 

In the Gospel of Luke, a lawyer…perhaps an immigration lawyer… a lawyer tempts Jesus by asking how he can “inherit eternal life.”

“What is written in the law?” Jesus responds.

And the lawyer gives the textbook answer from the Torah: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God … read more.

What Do You Want?

 

What gift do you really desire? Are there “things” at the top of your list? Maya Angelou writes: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never

forget how you made them feel.” What gift will you share in this season?

Long Time Coming

 

“Teenager Mary waited. She waited to know the meaning of her pregnancy. …

Troubled Joseph waited… and he knew not why, for it was clear what was expected of him.…”

I am quoting from Rev. Burton Carley’s reflection on this religious season…a piece called “Waiting.”

“Mary and Joseph … read more.

The “He” and “She” of it All

 

To say that we all, each of us, have inherent worth and dignity…to say that…is necessary but it is somehow not quite sufficient. To say that we are all children of God…it is not enough. Because we are a part, an embodiment, an expression of … read more.

Blessing

 

Reading: You Do It When You Do It by Meg Barnhouse

Rev. Meg Barnhouse writes:

I’ve been in a serious writing slump. I haven’t been doing enough nothing—just sitting around reading or puttering in the yard. Those things free my mind to remember, to enjoy, to create. … read more.

To Love Mercy

 

What are you going to be? Halloween will soon be here. In my neighborhood, and perhaps in yours, a few houses have been decorated with ghosts and spider webs for some time now. Carved pumpkins adorn more and more doorsteps. Our Immigrant Justice group just … read more.

I Can. We Must.

 

“Stand by this faith…which has comforted us in sorrow, strengthened us for noble purpose and made the world beautiful. … There is nothing in all the world so important as to be loyal to this faith.”

With appropriate apologies for her ableist language [stand by this … read more.