I am thinking of a 4 sermon series called The Church In the World. Since we have Presbytery the first Sunday of Lent this cover up until Palm/Passion Sunday. No clue what I will do with Palm/Passion but am thinking drama. Mind you it is April 1 this year so there's gotta be a message in that....
Anyway, 4 sermons in a series:
- The Church In the World: WonderCafe/Emerging Spirit -- This is the campaign aimed at 30-45 year olds that the UCCan is doing-to some consternation. It is also the theme of our Presbytery meeting.
- The Church In the World: Witness/Testimony
- The Church In the World: IN But Not OF -- the ongoing struggle to be in the world but not worldly. Some of H. Richard Neibuhr's stuff on Christ and Culture might be helpful here, but then I would have to reread it (ugh)
- The Church In the World: Poverty and Wealth--This Sunday is the story of the woman and the perfume and Judas saying "why waste the money"