Beliefs COMMENTARY: Preaching in the shadow of the Trayvon Martin verdict By Dan Webster | July 15, 2013 ShareTweet EmailPrint More More on Beliefs Subscribe to Beliefs The Rev. Dan Webster is canon for evangelism and ministry development in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. He is the former media relations director at the National Council of Churches. Photo courtesy Rev. Dan Webster Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.BALTIMORE (RNS) So much of what Jesus says makes no sense to us. He continually urges his followers to overlook rules, customs, even laws in order to be brother and sister to one another.