Texts: 1 Thessalonians 2.1-20 and Mark 4.35-41

A sermon responding to the massacre at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Originally preached June 21, 2015. 

“Living the Gospel requires courage. In the face of trials, in the face of opposition. It takes courage to live into this radical message of love and hope day to day. It takes courage to choose love and not hate, to choose hope and not despair.”

“Christ of Maryknoll” Icon by Br. Robert Lentz

In this sermon Todd references this icon painted by Br. Robert Lentz in honor of the Maryknoll Community who serves the poor. Is Jesus in prison or are we?

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Todd Thomason
Todd has led racially and economically diverse churches in the US and Canada, and believes the local church should fully integrate men, women, and children of all ages, races, persuasions, and backgrounds into its fellowship and seek to bridge social, economic, and ethnic divides locally and globally.His ministry is dedicated to preaching, teaching, and pursuing an undomesticated gospel.