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

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.


May 21, 2019

The word “blessed” can conjure up a lot of spiritual baggage!  In this week’s podcast, Pastor Debbie Griffin interprets Jesus’ well known, but often misunderstood beatitudes. Was Jesus merely offering comfort to the afflicted, or is there something more subversive going on?

Luke 6:17-26

May 16, 2019

What does it mean to be a progressive Christian, trying to follow Jesus way of justice in today’s divisive political and religious climate? In this sermon, Pastor Debbie wrestles with Jesus parable on new and old wine and confesses the times she’s been embarrassed to identify as a Christian.  Luke 5:27-39

Apr 29, 2019

Alleluia! Christ has risen!

Raise your spirit, remember and embody the Good News!

Are you finding life by remembering?

True to his mission and ministry Jesus proclaimed before his death the Good News, God comes in Peace and Love.  

Love is more powerful than hate, even from the cross.

Life is more powerful than...