Something to Sing About

On June 18, 2017, in Sunshine Cathedral, by Rev.Dr. Robert

Something to Sing About Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins 2nd Sunday After Pentecost 2017 A movie that had a huge impact on my life is the 1933 Mae West film, “I’m No Angel.” It’s about a carnival performer…a woman from the wrong side of the tracks. She’s popular with men, but her career places her only […]

All is One; One is All

On June 11, 2017, in Sunshine Cathedral, by Rev.Dr. Robert

All is One; One is All Trinity Sunday Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins Let there be peace among us 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. Traditionally, the Sunday after Pentecost is Trinity Sunday. It’s tricky, though, […]

A Second Wind

On June 5, 2017, in Sunshine Cathedral, by Rev.Dr. Robert

A Second Wind Pentecost Sunday Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins {Let there be peace among us 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.} When I was a child I was enthralled with the story of Sleeping Beauty. […]

Following Jesus’ Dreams

On May 28, 2017, in Sunshine Cathedral, by Rev.Dr. Robert

Following Jesus’ Dreams Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins Ascension Sunday 2017 It is the function of healthy religion to lift us up. Ascension is the goal and purpose of shared faith. The power of faith to lift us up is illustrated in various sacred stories. In the Hebrew bible a whirlwind takes the prophet Elijah into […]

Never Alone

On May 21, 2017, in Sunshine Cathedral, by Rev.Dr. Robert

Never Alone Easter 6 (2017) Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins John 14.5-6, 12, 14 I recently read that when Benedictine nun Joan Chittister was in the 2nd grade she came home from school upset because her teacher, a nun, had said that only Catholics go to heaven. That upset her because her step-father was Protestant. Her […]

I Love to Tell the Story

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

I Love to Tell the Story Rev. Ty Bradley May 14, 2017 Evangelism. It is a…complicated word. It’s certainly a powerful and motivating concept within many Christian communities. It is, in fact, our guiding theme or focus for 2017 here at Sunshine Cathedral. Words such as those we find in our reading from the Psalms […]

Confronting Our Idols

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

Confronting Our Idols Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins Easter 5, 2017 Acts 17.27-29 When I was child I was convinced that I was unworthy of God’s grace, and yet, I longed for it, hoped for it, prayed for it, and still believed that if i were to receive it it would be in spite of my […]

Sacred Shepherdology

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

Sacred Shepherdology Psalm 23 Easter 4, 2017 Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins, Senior Minister The Lord is my shepherd. I need that word today. The Lord is my shepherd. “LORD” in the text is in all caps, which means it is replacing the word Yahweh, which is the I Am…I Am what I am; I will […]

On the Road to Healing

On April 30, 2017, in Sunshine Cathedral, by Rev.Dr. Robert

On the Road to Healing Luke 24 (Road to Emmaus Story) Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins I had a boyfriend in college…okay, I had a few, but I am recalling one in particular. We proved to be ill suited for one another, nevertheless, he had a dear grandmother. His grandmother had suffered a stroke and lived […]

The Resurrected Church

On April 23, 2017, in Sunshine Cathedral, by Rev.Dr. Robert

The Resurrected Church Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins (Easter 2, 2017) John 20.19-22, 30 Resurrection stories are for people who need to be uplifted. If Jesus’ friends and followers, and those that they influenced, have somehow experienced Jesus beyond his execution, then he can still inspire and motivate people during difficult times. Today’s gospel witness shows […]

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