Focus

On October 15, 2017, in Sunshine Cathedral, by Rev.Dr. Robert

Focus Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins Oct. 15, 2017 Let us dwell together in peace, and let us not be instruments of our own or others’ oppression; and now, may God’s word be spoken, may only God’s word be heard. Amen. Our readings today seem to be telling us to focus on possibilities more than on […]

Begin Again

On October 8, 2017, in Sunshine Cathedral, by Rev.Dr. Robert

Begin Again Preached by Rev. Anne R. Atwell October 8, 2017 Please join me in the spirit of prayer. May we know and affirm that we are God’s hands, God’s feet, and God’s voice in this world. May we work towards justice for all and may we always embrace peace. Amen. When I was in […]

The Law is Love

On October 1, 2017, in Sunshine Cathedral, by Rev.Dr. Robert

The Law is Love Durrell Watkins The Decalogue Let there be peace among us and let us not be instruments of our own or others’ oppression; and now, may God’s words be spoken, may only God’s word be heard. Amen. The Greek philosophers used to ask, “Is a thing right because the gods command it […]

Don’t Give Up Hope

On September 24, 2017, in Sunshine Cathedral, by Rev.Dr. Robert

Don’t Give Up Hope Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins Sept. 24, 2017 Let us dwell together in peace and let us not be instruments of our own or others’ oppression; and now, may God’s word be spoken, may only God’s word be heard. Amen. Don’t give up hope. That’s the advice I believe the gospel is […]

The Healing Power of Forgiveness

On September 17, 2017, in Sunshine Cathedral, by Rev.Dr. Robert

The Healing Power of Forgiveness Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins Sept. 17, 2017 Let us dwell together in peace and let us not be instruments of our own or others’ oppression; and now, may God’s word be spoken, may only God’s word be heard. Amen. We pray every week, “Forgive us our debts as we forgive […]

Let Love Be Genuine

On September 3, 2017, in Sunshine Cathedral, by Rev.Dr. Robert

Let Love Be Genuine Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins Sept 3, 2017 In the Hebrew bible there is a story about a man name Jephthah. Jephthah was the son of Gilead, but he wasn’t the son of Mrs. Gilead. Jephthah’s mother was a prostitute and Gilead apparently had been one of her customers. The bible is […]

Owning Our Identity

On August 27, 2017, in Sunshine Cathedral, by Rev.Dr. Robert

Owning Our Identity Preached by Rev. Anne R. Atwell August 27, 2017 I think most of you know me. For those of you that don’t, my name is Anne. That’s Anne with an ‘e’. I was named for my maternal grandmother. Everyone called her Annie – while I was Anne…you know, just to differentiate between […]

God Believes in Us

On August 20, 2017, in Sunshine Cathedral, by Rev.Dr. Robert

God Believes in Us Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins Isaiah 56.1-8 August 20, 2017 Deut. 23 says, “No one who…has his male organ cut off shall enter the assembly of the Lord.” I don’t know if our Rogers 4 manual organ is male or female, but male organs cut off is a problem for the writer […]

Elijah’s Great Lesson

On August 14, 2017, in Sunshine Cathedral, by Rev.Dr. Robert

Elijah’s Great Lesson Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins August 13, 2017 Sunshine Cathedral Invictus BY WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY (1875): Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried […]

Transformative Justice-Love

On August 7, 2017, in Sunshine Cathedral, by Rev.Dr. Robert

Transformative Justice-Love Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins Transfiguration Sunday 2017 Sunshine Cathedral Moses was known as a great liberator, confronted Pharaoh and led an exodus of oppressed people into freedom. Words attributed to him tell us to Love God (Deut), and Love neighbor (Lev)…and apparently, love means standing up to injustice. Elijah was a prophet who […]

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