Archives for April 2016
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TurnOUT! NC is a joint project of Equality NC, The Human Rights Campaign, the ACLU, Campaign for Southern Equality and a coalition of partners that have been working to defeat the discriminatory House Bill/Hate Bill 2 legislation since it was signed by Governor McCrory on March 23. TurnOUT! NC and local community leaders and partners in Raleigh are hosting this emergency town hall THIS THURSDAY as part of a series of town hall meetings across the Tar Heel State to enage and mobilize pro-equality North Carolinians against House Bill 2 (H.B. 2) in the upcoming legislative session. LGBTQ and other fair minded North Carolinians need to TurnOUT! to be heard when the legislative session returns on April 25th, and to register and vote in this election year that is now more critical than ever.
Text: Acts 9:36-43
“How did you do it? Week after week, how did you do it?” That was the question I asked Mahan Siler as he was preparing to write his last sermon as pastor of Pullen. I wanted to know how week after week he came up with something new and different to say on Sunday morning. At that time in my ministry I had preached maybe 40 sermons and had already said everything I knew to say about the texts that came up every three years in the lectionary cycle. Think about it. Fifty-two Sundays multiplied by 18 years. That’s nine hundred and thirty-six sermons. Even if you subtract the four Sundays in July that he typically took off as sabbatical time, that still leaves eight hundred and sixty-four sermons that Mahan preached from this pulpit. [Read more…]