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Friday, 30 October 2015

On the road, hearing other voices

I was on the road in the USA for the last two weeks, having my own sort of Jack Kerouac experience. Here then are links to the two outstanding sermons that I heard.

The first was at First United Methodist Church, Wausau, Wisconsin. The preacher was the Rev'd Gerald (Jerry) Morris. Jerry, born in Riverside California, is an Old Testament scholar, a children's author (author of the much loved re-tellings of Arthurian and other medieval legends) and pastor of that church.

Jerry's Sermon was the last of a series of sermons exploring the meaning and significance of the Bible. The earlier sermons are also available on the website of  First United Methodist, Wausau.

Later, after road-tripping out to Denver and back to Chicago, I attended St Augustine's Episcopal Church in Wilmette, Illinois.  There the preacher was assistant rector Fr Bryan Cones, formerly of Knoxville Tennessee. Fr Bryan's sermon reflected on impaired vision as it might affect the faithful ...

enjoy and be challenged.

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