"equality" Tagged Sermons

Eager to Learn

Eager to Learn – Luke 10:38-45 Martha and Mary – for the longest time, these sisters have been viewed as allegories for two ways of serving Christ – the way of service and the way of contemplation. People who follow this allegorical view have underemphasized the fact that Martha and Mary are women, real people, and instead transformed them into symbols, which stand for something else. Today, I am suggesting to have Martha and Mary stand in their own right,…

Be Strong in Christ and Love Neighbors of other Faiths

Be Strong in Christ and Love Neighbors of other Faiths Based on the biblical call for unity and peace, we engage in relationships with people of other denominations. We enter into these relationships firmly grounded in our own faith identity. This gives us the necessary strength and confidence to be open-minded, curious and filled with good will towards the other. After all, this is not about conversion, but about making peace and building community! We start our conversations with what…

Holy Women: The Midwives Shifrah and Puah and Doing What is Right

Holy Women: The Midwives Shifrah and Puah and Doing What is Right In Genesis 1 we read that God created us male and female. It says nothing about one gender ruling over the other. However, that was the reality of most of human history. It is time to rethink a woman’s place in society and religion. The scriptures prove that at all times and places, women have followed God’s call to be Agents of God’s grace. Like the midwives Shifrah…

Honour Has No Place in God’s Kingdom

The Domestic Sphere A dinner in the Greco Roman world is not a private affair. Privacy is a modern concept that does not exist in the world evangelist Luke writes for. The domestic sphere inside an ancient Roman house reflects and reenforces the social hierarchies of Greco Roman society. The ancient Roman world  values and judges all people according to a strict honour/shame classification that is based on pedigree. In this worldview a few people matter and most people don’t. Jesus goes to…