Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Immigration, Oppression and Our God of "Yes"

What follows is video of a sermon I gave at Saint Peter's Church this past Sunday at Jazz Vespers, primarily on 1 Kings 21: 1 - 21 and Saint Luke 7: 36 - 8: 3.  I had something entirely different prepared until that morning, but kept feeling a tug on me all day to tell the story I ended up including.  Thus, this became my first time preaching without at least a mental manuscript.  From my eyes, it only turned out mediocre... it seemed unpolished, had a few missteps, and definitely had a weak conclusion.  The funny thing is that I heard from a few of the folks there that it was some of my best preaching all year.  So, did this last minute change of preaching style on Sunday work?  My initial response is no, but I'd love to hear your thoughts.

God's peace,

Dustin currently serves as Vicar at the Lutheran Office for World Community and Saint Peter's Church in Manhattan, having recently completed his second year of a Masters of Divinity program at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. While seeking ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, his focus is on the intersection between worship, service and justice in de-centralized faith communities unencumbered by a traditional church building. In his free time, Dustin likes playing frisbee, hiking and pretending to know how to sing.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed your sermon. Way to go on preaching without notes! We share similar views on immigration.