Sermon for February 18

“‘Goodbye, Earl’ was one of the last songs The Chicks played in the concert that night, and clearly one that everyone was there to hear. It’s a song about premeditated murder and abuse …. and I like it. But why?” (Content note: this sermon discusses domestic violence.)

Matthew 25:14-30

Noted theologian and TV writer and producer Shonda Rhimes once wrote: “Freedom lies across the field of the difficult conversation.” So I want to give you fair warning: this sermon will be one of those difficult conversations. If I wasn’t trying to give you a warning, I would’ve started my sermon with these words from Frederick Douglass: “Were I to be again reduced to the chains of slavery…I should regard being the slave of a religious master the greatest calamity that could befall me.”

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