Saturday, September 6, 2008


I'm working on tomorrow's sermon, though I've been living it for the last ten days. The Gospel of Matthew is the Gospel reading, 18:15-20: "Wherever two or three are gathered in my name, I am there."

Jesus is alive and well in a church in northeastern North Carolina, where I've been called to be interim pastor as an openly gay Presbyterian pastor in a long term, partnered, relationship. Between the good Christian people I am working with and serving, Jesus is there. The Spirit of Christ flows through the lives of the many who come and are "church" with each other.

Something strange and wonderful is happening in this world, in spite of some of the politics of this land: God is doing a new thing as we all live honestly and openly with each other.

The Scripture/Gospel verse preaches well all by itself: "Two or three, gathered, Jesus name."

Pace, B


manxxman said...

My Presbyterian church has a Wednesday evening event which we call Wonderful Wednesdays. We offer a dinner for $5 and a program for children, youth and parents. For the next 11 weeks the parents program will delve into "Sexuality and the Church" or more commonly known as the "homo" issue. They have decided that the "don't ask, don't tell" climit in our church is not healthy. I'm very excited to be able to join in with the rest of my congragation discussing this issue.

Carrboroguy said...

So, how's it going at your church with the Wed. evening event?