In the story of Jesus visiting the home of Mary and Martha, Senior Minister Molly Baskette finds empowerment in both women and the way that Jesus interacted with them. Martha owned her home and Mary was taking on discipleship with Jesus, both defying the customs of the times.
Guest preacher Rev. Lynice Pinkard deconstructs the parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30) to expose the greed and inequality that was represented in the story. She calls us all the a “dissident discipleship” which rejects the status quo and moves toward the way of love. The Kingdom of God is an alternative script, a viable choice. We can shift our attention from ourselves to each other.