Summary of what I was saying and why:
I got entranced early in the week with the idea of God being the connection between each of our vast creative possibilities. But I couldn’t figure out how to preach it. Then I remembered the story I mention. And sermon.
Theology: eschatology and hospitality
Jesus Count: low
Good News: God has a room prepared, customized, just for you.
What did I change on my feet?
The conclusion. And I did a better job of it at the first service. Later I rambled too much.
What didn’t work/what did I miss?
I don’t think I got the ‘so what’ part. It was tacked on and I think it felt like it.
What did work?
God’s Inn, infinitely personalizable for you. I want a library theme, myself, all the books.
Other sermons I liked:
Priest Campbell-Langdell, The Wideness of God
“Because our hearts should not be troubled, but we must live in a way that gives us life and gives life to the world. We can strive to live in a way that banishes the fear of the powers and expectations of this world and puts work and productivity in its rightful place. To live in a way that allows us to wonder in God, to long for what is to come and to live into the good gift of the now.”
Priest Mix, The Truth about the Truth
“That letting go, that acceptance that I can plant and water, but only God gives growth, that is freedom for me. It allows me to be a skeptic, and a pragmatist, and occasionally a pessimist. Yes, I’m responsible for the work, but God is responsible for the result. It allows me to devote myself to the best scholarship I can, without fear of the outcome.”
From last week:
Pries Arnold. tells the story of a sheep who became a shepherd. Go read it.
(Here’s the list of people I usually listen to. Am I missing someone?)
The Anglican Church of Canada uses the Roman Ordinary Time numbering system instead of numbering the Propers. Because all of this is new to me, I’m now indicating both numbering systems.