Here’s my sermon from Sunday (September 30), which I called “Words Mean What They Mean…Until They Don’t: Redefining Liturgy, part 1.” It is inspired by Brian McLaren‘s Why did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammad Cross the Road? I think it is a terrific book. For years now I’ve found McLaren to be an author who writes things I’ve been thinking, who seems to be in my head. Of course McLaren writes those thoughts much better than I can. Count me as one who very much wants to live a life of faith that is “strong-benevolent and not hostile.”
Galatians 5:13-16, 22-26 is my text, focusing especially on what Paul calls the fruit of the Spirit.
Redefining Liturgy, part 2 (working title: Altering Altar to Table) drops on Sunday at Woodridge UMC.
I must admit it is difficult for me to watch myself like this. So why share it? I hope it is at least slightly less difficult for you to watch.