Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Preaching at St Alban's

Here's a sermon worth reading - poorly formatted - but meant to be heard.

Selections for you:

As practitioners of an incarnational faith, it is right and proper for us to enter into discussions about human sexuality. As members of a body which was founded by Jesus to be radically inclusive. ...

To put it bluntly, if we disqualify certain groups of people from ordination, then why baptize them? For me there can be no second class citizens in the Kingdom of God. ...

It seems downright demonic to me that while Africa implodes in starvation, epidemic, corruption and genocide, so many of its bishops felt that the best use of their time and money was to travel to Jerusalem to help a small group of a handful of fat cat white churches in suburban Virginia separate from the American Church.

You can hear Bishop Kirk Smith's sermon from this link also - go to the bottom of the page.

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