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In a sermon punctuated by laughter, applause, and poignant silence, the Rt Revd Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop-elect of the Episcopal Church, fired up attendees at the 19th Annual Jonathan Daniels and Martyrs of Alabama Pilgrimage in Hayneville, AL, on August 15th.
Clearly, even with a divine teacher, education is a two-way street. Jesus does the teaching, but we must do the learning. We are the children of God… not the robots of God. Jesus does not program us. He reveals the will of God. He embodies the love of God. And we have free will to reject or embrace these teachings.
Clementa Pinckney and Sharonda Coleman-Singleton performing a baptism at Mother Emanuel Fr. Scott Russell, Rector of St Brendan’s Episcopal Church, preached his sermon this Sunday
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