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As you prepare to march, meditate on the life and teaching of Jesus.

As you prepare to march, meditate on the life and teaching of Jesus.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preaching at Trinity, Wall Street, at the opening of the 2016 Trinity Institute, with a sermon on Matthew 8, the story of the centurion’s servant. The theme of the conference, which began yesterday, is “Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice.”


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Scott Fisher

The Letter from The Birmingham Jail is one of the most powerful and amazing works I’ve ever read. If you haven’t already done so, please read it. If anyone has doubts that Martin Luther King was a true man of God read this letter.

Jeremy Bates

A very savvy sermon. The PB speaks to both the conference topic and the wider context.

He hits so many good notes–civil rights and human rights, Letter from Birmingham Jail, God as love, the centurion-slave passage, Genesis 50:20.

Chicken soup! Thurman’s mother had not only a sense of humor, but also a strong sense of how to communicate morally pointed messages gracefully and positively.

Is this the “high calling” the PB urges us to claim?

Rod Gillis

This is terrific. The exegesis and pastoral application are powerful. This takes us beyond legal wrangling about the nature of our arrangements to what transcends.

At about 18.30 minutes in, the PB talks about love, the way of God and the way of Jesus is the way of love. As I was listening to this it reminded me of something I read earlier in the day by Kelvin Holdsworth, “Remember that God is love. God is not bonds of affection. … Tell the world that God is love – proper love, not mealy-mouthed, comprised institutional bonds of affection but actual love itself.”

Thanks for putting this up.

Scott Fisher


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