Sermon for 4/24/16: Lydia and Leymah

Acts 16:11-40, Psalm 146, Matthew 10:16-20, 11:28-30, 28:16-20

Suggested scripture readings follow the alternative lectionary in Brian McLaren's We Make the Road by Walking (public library and reference).

For Lydia who dealt in purple cloth, 2016

For Lydia who dealt in purple cloth, 2016

Sermon Notes

So lots of great resources this week to explore the story of Leymah Gbowee.  Check these out: her book Mighty be our Powers (public library and reference), a PBS series, Women, War and Peace which includes the documentary about the Liberian women's peace movement, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, and then this thorough Wikipedia article.  My quotes are drawn from Amy Goodman's interview of her with other women Nobel Peace Prize recipients last year on Democracy Now.  Watch it here...and ignore the title of the interview...sensationalist gimmick.