Pride Sunday, June 25
Theology and family values are inextricably linked: If God is a strict father who demands punishment for human sin, earthly fathers should follow suit. As liberals, we have not only critiqued but also reframed theology into a different image of family, a different practice of love, a different social agenda.
~ Rebecca Ann Parker
Scripture: Matthew 10.34-39
34“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; 36and one’s foes will be members of one’s own household. 37Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; 38and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it."
Sermon: Jesus' Family Values
Pastor Tim Phillips
The intersection of what we mean by “family” and what we mean by “God” can have tragic consequences.
So we have to decide today if this is what we mean when we are talking about the family values of Jesus.
Jesus’ family values hinged on the question of how we belong to each other.