“Woman, Why Are You Weeping?” – Sermon 006 by Brian Combs – 2013-04-03

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Pastor Brian Combs asks “Woman, Why Are You Weeping?”. The congregation responds with thoughts. The scripture reading is from John 20:1-18 You can make comments publicly on the timeline by logging into SoundCloud. Use your Facebook login, or create a new account at this link: Haywood Street’s SoundCloud page Please share this with your friends who might enjoy […]

“What kind of disciple are you?” – Sermon 005 by Brian Combs – 2013-03-20

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Pastor Brian Combs asks “What kind of disciple are you?”. The congregation responds with thoughts, and “back by popular demand, our brother Salvador is here to sing for us”. The scripture reading is from John 12: 1 – 8 You can make comments publicly on the timeline by logging into SoundCloud. Use your Facebook login, or create a […]

“there are no homeless Jews”

Towards a new literalism. Not the retreads of exclusion, hierarchy, judgment and damnation, all steel frayed and without theological traction, but the infallibility of scripture that can’t be interpreted away. From Isaiah and Amos, John and Jesus, the message is unflinching: God shows up for the poor. And so should the Church. Said a Hobo, […]

“The Church has A.I.D.S.”

2010 Western North Carolina A.I.D.S. Project awareness walk speech Blood transfusions, bodily fluids, sexual orientation, female genital mutilation, intravenous drug use, condoms and intercourse are gritty realities silenced in the Sunday morning lexicon, believed only dealt with beyond the pulpit. But the forced hush must stop. And as a United Methodist minister, my spoken task […]