Ten months ago at the General Synod of the United Church of Christ (UCC), the keynote address was offered by the Rev Otis Moss III. Here is a report of his stirring sermon from my blog post dated June 30, 2009:
God says I am the Alpha and the Omega, COMMA, who is, COMMA, and who was, COMMA, and who is to come, COMMA.
In a mind-jolting, three-minute recitation of the history of Christianity, Moss shouted a COMMA between each event, all the way through to the 1957 creation of the United Church of Christ and the presence of John Thomas as General Minister, who introduced him Friday night.
Don’t get angry with the haters, the Rush Limbaughs. Next time you hear them, just say, ‘COMMA!’ When you see Dick Cheney, just say, ‘COMMA!’ Remember, there used to be a period on Pennsylvania Avenue. At Calvary, death wanted to place a period, but Jesus got up on Sunday morning. ‘COMMA!’
The UCC has created a short video, entitled “The Language of God” which utilizes the theme of the “comma” to suggest that God still speaks. Enjoy.