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Sermons from Debbie Griffin, a progressive feminist preacher in Downtown Des Moines, Iowa. LGBTQ + Affirming. #BlackLivesMatter

Aug 15, 2019

The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is often told as a parable of judgement against the LGBTQ+ community. But a closer reading of the text reveals that it is more concerned with the denial of love than the sharing of it.  What’s the Sodom and Gomorrah story really about? 


Jul 11, 2019

From prison John the Baptist wonders about the identity of Jesus.  “Are you the one?”  When we look around our world and see the violence, injustice, poverty, and division, we too question.  “If Jesus was the Christ, why is the world such a mess?” 

In this sermon, Pastor Debbie invites us to question our...


Jul 3, 2019

Why would Jesus help the oppressor? Must we be worthy in order to experience the grace of God? How is God calling you to be a liberator? 

Pastor Debbie Griffin explores the stories of Jesus’ healing the Centurion’s slave and raising a widow woman’s son from death to life.

Luke 7:1-17

#liberation # compassion...


Jun 19, 2019

What did Jesus mean when he said “Do not judge?” Aren’t we called to judge somethings as unjust or even evil?

Pastor Debbie invites us to look closely at Jesus' teaching, and challenges us to think about what it means to follow Jesus. 

Luke 6: 36-49

Music interlude by Dang Felton.


Jun 7, 2019

Jesus’ teaching to love the enemy and turn the other cheek have historically been misinterpreted and misused in ways that oppress and victimize.

Pastor Debbie Griffin’s sermon and interpretation of Luke 6:27-36 empowers us to creatively resist bullying, physical abuse, oppression and systemic injustice.

#Resist