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Rev. Mark Byrd

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Somedays I “think” the “world in which we live” just cannot get any worse or crazier.  Then the news of the day proves me wrong… almost, to the point I become numb to it all.  “Almost,” I said, “but...
A few years ago, during June's PRIDETIDE (the season of the church worship year during pride month) our weekly Sunday worship themes focused on one “letter” of each unique part of the LGBTQAI community.   To my surprise, one...
When I read that the world is going to end with the rapture and subsequent apocalypse on tomorrow, I flashed back to my 16-year-old self raised in a fundamental North Carolina “hellfire and brimstone” Baptist church. I really didn’t...
Even in our lifetimes, so many people of all ages and cultures, have been and continue to be pushed away or demonized by the Church and organized and traditional religion simply because of who they are and who they...