Religion focuses on an individual relationship with God. It can be exclusive without remorse. Liberation is community focused. It must not be exclusionary. Every member of the community has a role. Individuals fight to be part of a religion and mistake membership for liberation. Religion enslaves. Liberation frees
Author Archives: Earl J. Griffin, Sr.
Defeating the Spirit of Medusa
In the movie Clash of the Titans (1981/2010), Perseus has to defeat the evil spirit of Medusa. She is a deformed, grotesque figure with a snakelike body and a head with snakelike braids made like unto winding tree roots. But her power is not in her snakelike body nor her winnowing locks. Her power isContinue reading “Defeating the Spirit of Medusa”
Possibly Positively Possible
All things are possible, positively. But what’s possible remains impossible without the necessary corresponding action. Without planning, realistic goals, organization of ideas and execution of plans nothing possible will manifest.
The Church Leading the World Through the Pandemic
Rev. Dr. Earl J. Griffin, Sr. Printed Text: Mark 10:42-45 42 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoeverContinue reading “The Church Leading the World Through the Pandemic”
The Issue of Merging Churches
Introduction Hello, my name is Earl J. Griffin, Sr. I am a candidate for Bishop in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. I am asking you to pray, contribute and vote for me at the General Conference in June 2022. By way of introduction let me say that I am the President, Connectional Presiding Elder’s Council,Continue reading “The Issue of Merging Churches“
The dialogue was intense, enlightening, and revealing. Mom listened to both her sons and their thanksgiving guests. This type conversation hadn’t happened in such a long time. Breakthroughs in consciousness occurring were occurring. The phone rang. Would dare intrude into this sacred space. Dad, we’re having a serious conversation so get straight to the point.Continue reading “Divine Intervention”
Three Dependable Promises
Jesus promised his presence, his power, and his peace. They are all available through the Holy Spirit.
A Mother Cries From Anxiety and Frustration
15 But Hannah answered, “No, my lord, I am a woman deeply troubled; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have been pouring out my soul before the Lord. 16 Do not regard your servant as a worthless woman, for I have been speaking out of my great anxiety and vexation all this time.” (1 SamContinue reading “A Mother Cries From Anxiety and Frustration”
Embracing A New Normal
This is an exciting time for Christendom. I’m reminded of the scripture found in Isaiah 43:16-21, MSG Bible, “This is what God says, the God who builds a road right through the ocean, who carves a path through pounding waves, The God who summons horses and chariots and armies—they lie down and then can’t get up; they’reContinue reading “Embracing A New Normal”
Three Reasons to Wait on God
Job 38:1 And now, finally, GOD answered Job from the eye of a violent storm Introduction Some of you grew up like I did. When thunderstorms would arise, mamma would call us in the living room, make us sit down, turn out the lights and caution us to be quiet because every time itContinue reading “Three Reasons to Wait on God”