Friday, February 24, 2006

An ecumenical sermon

I’m going to be preaching in an ecumenical Lutheran service tonight – apparently it will consist of charismatics, evangelicals, pietists, Lutherans and Catholics, which sounds absolutely wonderful! My message will attempt to show how the plagues in Egypt are actually prophetic references to the sins of the pope, and why the 1611 King James Bible, not the Luther bible, is the only one that will help you escape even more plagues. Either that, or I’ll whip out my other ecumenical number: ‘Why You Are About As Christian As Beelzebub’s Buttocks If You Don’t Speak In Tongues. Loudly’.

OK, maybe not. Actually, I’m preaching on the ‘kingdom of God’ – what it is and what it means for us today, and I’m really looking forward to it. It’ll start 20:30 German time, so if you want to, then a prayer or two will be appreciated. I want tongues of fire tonight!

‘That would be an ecumenical matter’ – Father Jack Hackett.


At 2/24/2006 6:37 PM, Anonymous Guy Davies (aka exiled preacher) said...

I suppose you'd better avoid justification by faith alone and the sufficiency of Scripture to avoid upsetting the Catholics. Not to mention that Christ is the sole mediator between God and man rather than "co-mediatrix" with his mother Mother. Could be a bit tricky if you preach on the finality of Christ's sacrifice too. That may undermine the basis of the Mass. May I suggest a text? 1 Timothy 2:5-7.

At 2/24/2006 7:08 PM, Anonymous Chris T. said...

‘That would be an ecumenical matter’ – Father Jack Hackett.

Best. episode. ever. Sue and I just watched that one a week ago and it's definitely my favorite.

BTW, have you seen the new show The IT Crowd by the same guy? It's hilarious. (Says the IT professional.)

At 2/24/2006 9:40 PM, Anonymous T.B. Vick said...

I think, even as I write this comment, you are preaching. If not, and you get this in time - I'll be praying for you.

At 2/24/2006 11:00 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Hi Guy! I'd happily do a lap dance for a bit more unity. Although it was not about me being ecumenical - I just said what I wanted. The listeners were old enough to figure out what they wanted to hear.

At 2/24/2006 11:01 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

No, I haven't seen that new show, Chris. Pants. It isn't shown in Germany. I think I'll have to get the DVD collection of Father Ted at some stage. I've only ever watched the 'ecumenical matter' episode once. But never forgotten!

And thanks Todd. It was a great meeting.


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