Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Epiphany sermon--"Hospitality Human and Divine (Genesis 18:1-15)"
In honor of today's Feast of the Epiphany: thanks to a blog reader who discovered this and called my attention to it, I'm now aware that my faculty page on the Beeson Divinity School web site includes a link to the audio from a sermon I preached in Beeson's Hodges Chapel during the last Epiphany season (click on hyperlink above and scroll to embedded audio player at bottom of page). Somehow the season of Epiphany, the year-long chapel series "Table Grace: A Biblical Call to Hospitality" based on Beth Newman's book Untamed Hospitality: Welcoming God and Other Strangers, the assigned chapel series text on the hospitality of Abraham and Sarah, the readings from the daily office lectionary, and the feast day of St. Anskar all seemed interconnected. If this actually worked, the influence of postliberal narrative theology gets a good measure of the credit.