This morning I preached at Salem's First Congregational United Church of Christ where I'm temporary serving as the acting minister. Our Scripture today was John 4:1-43. You can download a podcast of my sermon below:
I used my sermon to focus on Jesus' embrace of women - who were seen during his time seen as unclean and in no way equal to their male counterparts - and noted that while much progress has been made over the last 2000 years that women continue to be discriminated against, both in the church and society-at-large. As examples, I lifted up domestic violence in the United States and violence against women during times of war and genocide, including the current conflict in Libya.
Related Link: Can Christians Support UN Intervention in Libya?