Seekers recognizes that any member of the community may be called upon by God to give us the Word, and thus we have an open pulpit with a different preacher each week. Sermons preached at Seekers, as well as sermons preached by Seekers at other churches or events, are posted here, beginning with the most recent.
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March 16, 1997
Psychiatrists and preachers tried to put people like me back in the bottle. They hid us away in the back wards when we were healthier than our oppressors were. They fried our brains with electricity and chemicals to make us docile. Psychiatrists said they were just trying to help us adjust to a Judeo-Christian society. Preachers said we were sinful and turned us over to the clinicians to be cured. This awful oppression began to turn around for gays and lesbians in 1973 when the voices of psychiatry and psychology said homosexuals were not sick. It has to happen for transgender people now.
March 09, 1997
What God tells Moses to do is to make a snake of bronze and erect it on a standard so that whoever had been bitten and looked at it would be healed. How extraordinary! I have been thinking that it’s like a variation of curing a hangover by having a hair of the tail of the dog that bit you. In another sense, it isn’t extraordinary at all.
February 23, 1997
An Absolutely Fabulous Big Creation Gala, where everything and everyone — sandpipers to sand sharks to loan sharks — is an object of divine delight; every duck, every pimento and every one of us is exactly what God had in mind. And the party keeps on, with God always toying around, full of wacky new ideas, morphing this into that, and rearranging the pieces. And every one just exactly what God had in mind.
February 16, 1997
If evil needs an effective strategy to handcuff good, supporting church buildings and church staff accomplishes that.
February 09, 1997
Transfiguration: a one-time event in the New Testament, an ongoing call to those who call ourselves Christians. We are called to believe that God’s kingdom is always present, always poised to break through the veil held up by the “gods of this world” and that we have the responsibility-and the power, as God’s children-to see the signs of that other world and join forces.