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Same-sex marriage is a phrase that conjures quite a bit of contention. The contentions are subject to arise in any organization whether it is a family, workplace, the military or church. The Episcopal Church it seems has just sided with same-sex marriage by allowing the marriage of two of their lesbian clergy members. Of course, this marriage has brought on contention. But why does the contention occur? Is there really something wrong with same-sex marriage? If there were something wrong with same-sex marriage don’t you think members of the clergy would know that?
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Reverend Becca Stevens is one of the premiere preachers and speakers in the United States. She uses love as the most powerful force for social change. She is an Episcopal priest at St. Augustine’s at Vanderbilt University.
Rev. Becca is the founder of Magdalene, residential communities of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. In 2001, she founded Thistle Farms, which currently employs nearly 50 residents and graduates, and houses a natural body care line, a paper and sewing studio and the Thistle Stop Café.
Rev. Becca was named by the White House as one of 15 Champions of Change for violence against women in 2011. She was recently named 2014 Humanitarian of the Year by the Small Business Council of America.
Join Rev. Becca and me on Tuesday, December 16, 10-11 A.M. CT US, as we discuss her latest book, The Way of Tea & Justice: Rescuing the World’s Favorite Beverage from its Violent History.
We are talking with Rev. Madison Shockley, Pastor of Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Carlsbad, CA. Along with performing his pastoral duties with Pilgrim, Madison serves on the board of directors of American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of San Diego and Imperial Counties and the board of directors of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. He also writes commentary for various online and print outlets.
Two of his recent articles focus on Ferguson and are helpful in framing the issues. Please read and share your comments.
Also, joining the discussion are Rev. Dr. Weldon Thomas pastor of New Bethel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Rochester, New York and Bishop John Selders, pastor of Amistad United Church of Christ, Hartford, Connectict. ?#Ferguson?
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TOPIC: The tragic killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown and news that a grand jury did not indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for any crimes related to his death! The discussion will be guided by Rev. Dr. Thomas and Bishop Selders.
The Right Reverend Doctor John L. Selders, Jr. is an ordained minister serving in the United Church of Christ, the organizing pastor of Amistad United Church of Christ, Hartford, CT, and Assitant Chaplain at Trinity College. Bishop Selder's hometown is St. Louis.
Bishop Selders has served as Lecturer at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, CT., Adjunct Faculty Member in the Field Education at Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, MA., Dean of Urban Ministry Track for The Anglican Divinity School and is an adjunct faculty member for The Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education, Chicago, IL. He serves on a number of boards and works with several organizations both locally and nationally whose work is ultimately concerned with the healing of humanity.
Reverend Dr. Weldon G. Thomas is a native of Annapolis, MD. He is the pastor of New Bethel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Rochester, New York. Prior to his current appointment, Rev. Thomas served as the Presiding Elder of the New York - New England District of the CME Church supervising 20 churches in the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York. Dr. Thomas serves as the Director of Christian Education for the New York – Washington Region of the CME Church, and as a member of the C.M.E. Board of Institutional Chaplains. He has served as assistant pastor in Philadelphia, PA., and pastored in Winston-Salem, NC, and in Washington, D.C. where he was the president of the Black Methodist Clergy Association of Greater Washington DC.
Professor Jean Libby will discuss the relationship between John Brown and African American pioneers in San Jose, California. She'll also feature two books: Herbert Ruffin, Uninvited Neighbors; African Americans in Silicon Valley 1860-1990 (2014) and Erica Armstrong Dunbar A Fragile Freedom; African American Women in the Antebellum South (2008).
Establishment of The AME Zion Church in NYC and St. Philip's Episcopal on Wall St. (1820)
The Cassey Delancy St. Home, National Historic Site
Establishement of the first secondary school
Lovie Spencer, scholar and researcher
Establishments of Episcopal Churches in California
On today's show, I discuss first the importance and significance of both the Thanksgiving holiday and the beginning of the Christmas season which began yesterday with Advent. I also point out the importance of praying for those less fortunate who suffer in poverty and oppression. I urge you to give to poor during the Christmas season as well. On the line of religion which is so important to Latinos, I read two important news articles related to that. Bishop Chaput of Philadelphia gives an interview regarding Pope Francis' visit there coming next year and comments on the nature of biased news reporting concerning the Pontiff's commentary. In another article concerning Pope Francis, the Pontiff met with Patriarch Bartholomew I in Istanbul, Turkey over the weekend and the Pontiff received the blessing of the Patriarch in the form of a kiss upon his head. This is a continuing of the efforts of reapproachment by Saint Pope John Paul, The Great, who sought to engage in diplomatic and religious amity with the Orthodox and Protestant Churches. Pope Benedict XVI also continued the effort and made great strides in connecting with members of the Episcopal Churches. Pope Francis continues this effort and this event marks another great stride forward as it is recognized that the two churches are co-equal and parallel in their direction. I then read an article about a Rasmussen poll that reportedly shows that 62% of "LIKELY' voters opposed Obama's executive action regarding immigration. Though I read the article I also criticize it as being biased and the poll as also being biased and aimed at propaganda possibly. I also read an article concerning the slight slowing of "Black Friday" sales this year. Lastly, I read briefly the news about the upcoming test launch of the new NASA space exploration capsule, Orion. I am very excited about this new spacecraft.
Min. Elaine Roundtree Montford is a charter member of Women Of Power, Inc. where she serves as regional director for Central FL., and also serves as a part of the WOP hospitality ministry.
She currently lives in Lakeland, FL. and is the proud mother of 1 adult son.
Operating primarily in the office of evangelist and teacher, Min Montford has learned to embrace the gifts of the Holy Spirit for which she has been anointed. She uses her gifts and talents to promote God’s Kingdom and to inspire and teach discipleship… whether it is by facilitating workshops, corporate Bible study, teaching small groups, individual godly counsel or via the virtual audience. Min Montford is excitedly humbled that God has now moved her into yet another level of this ministry with the release of her first book, The Birth Of Victorious Destiny.
She is a member of the ministerial team of Hurst Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Winter Haven, FL., under the anointed leadership of Pastor Ronnie and Lady Angela Clark.
The Colour of Music Festival began this week in Charleston, SC. (October 22-26) featuring chamber music performances, organ and voice recitals. Dr. Wayne A. Barr of Tuskegee University opened the High Noon Organ Recital Series in music by Whitlock, J. S. Bach, Ralph Simpson and Vierne. Recorded live at Grace Episcopal Church Charleston. For more information about the festival www.colourofmusic.org
Bach: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, 564
Ralph Simpson: Three Spirituals
Roll Jordan, Roll
Symphonie III, op. 28
Elder T. Marc Gandy was born in Richmond, California to the late Pastor Emeritus, Elder Thomas Gandy Jr. and Sister Lerline Gandy. Reared in a Christian home, his involvement in the church began at a very young age. He was baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ in 1966 at the age of eight, and was filled with the Holy Ghost in 1981.
Elder Gandy served in various leadership capacities at Miracle Temple since 1980 and, accepting his call into ministry in 1999 he began preaching and teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Serving as Assistant Pastor to now Pastor Emeritus, Dr. Lelia M. Edwards he received his Ministerial License in November, 2002 and was Ordained on July 2, 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministry and a Master of Arts degree in Theology; both from Aenon Bible College. In 2006, he completed a training course in Law Enforcement Chaplaincy and served as Lead Chaplain for the Bay Station of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department.
Elder Gandy worked with District Elder K. R. Woods of District 3 as the District Administrator, and has recently become a Districr Elder himself (more information to come), and serves as the Co-Chairman of the Church Applications Committee for the 16th Episcopal District of the California District Council of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. Elder Gandy is involved with CCISCO, Operation Richmond and Healthy Richmond, all of which are Community Organizations. He also serves with the Richmond Clergy Caucus an interfaith coalition bringing unity to the religious community.
Elder Gandy gives all the credit for his accomplishments to the Lord Jesus Christ and is known to say, “It’s not about me, it’s about Jesus.”
Gray previews the biggest rivalry in high school football: Woodberry Forest and Episcopal High School. Gray talks to head football coach Clint Alexander and a player from Team 116 two nights before The Game. Also, a huge weekend of college football is previewed with Gray and former Florida quarterback Shane Matthews, plus Jacquie Franciulli and Craig Mattox are back for their segments. Don't miss all the fun!
The agenda was altered since Dr. Richardson was unable to be here.
The two topics we covered was review of Moses, "General Bordeaux", and quelbe music of Stanley and The Ten Sleepless Knights.
This topic was postponed: Picking up where we left off, we disuss the development of churches in the days when the US Virgin Islands were known as the Danish West Indies.