Here and Now
this isn't a scary time; it is an exciting time. This isn't a time to
be afraid, this is a time to ground yourself more deeply in scripture
and tradition so that you might hear how God might be using new voices,
new ways of expressing spiritual realities to you and to me and to this
nation. It's a time to be alive and excited about the presence of God.
Test the Web; test your neighbor's faith. Test what God might be calling
you to become. It is God's world. It is God's spirit. Rejoice and be thankful
that you are living in such a time that you, too, might give thanks for
the power of the Spirit of God in a time of genuine awakening.
--From the sermon "Branching Out Toward God"
by The Rev. Dr. Daniel P. Matthews
the sermon in its entirety.