You can read a transcript of this sermon at www.pastordawn.com
On this Reformation Sunday, we who bear the name Lutheran must confess the history of anti-Semitism that permeates our church’s history. From Martin Luther, the Holocaust, and beyond, we have all too often failed to live up to our Jewish founder’s command to love our neighbour. As we grieve with our sisters and brothers in Pittsburgh, let us resolve to repent, to turn away from the tribalism that continues to engender hatred. May the Shalom we long for come soon and may we be part of it’s coming.
This sermon relies heavily on the exegetical work of David Lose. I am indebted to Marcus Borg for teaching us the questions to ask of ancient authors and their stories. I am also indebted to the critic of my work who took the time to challenged me to “confess that Jesus died for my sins”. While I do not share my critic’s atonement theology, I am grateful for his willingness to engage in conversation. You can read the full text of the sermon on the blog www.pastordawn.com
Join us tomorrow, Thurs. Oct.18 at 10am! Over a cup of morning brew we will explore the intersection between faith and science.
You can read the full text of this sermon at: www.pastordawn.com