Sep 082009
 

Nelu recently posted a video clip of Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder on his blog. Go and watch it if you’ve not already seen it.

Like Nelu, I can identify with what is being said; greater knowledge does not bring greater certainty. It merely exposes the vastness of our ignorance. And yet you have that paradox Yvette mentions – a greater sense of being at peace with God, despite our ignorance.

I must confess though that I’m still working towards the point of being able to say comfortably, “I don’t know.” I still want to explain or even just guess. After all, I’m the one with a theological education. I should have some answers at least. But all I can really do is point towards something that makes sense to me and allow others to take it or leave it as they are led. And then be at peace with their disagreement if that is where they go. And to feel blessed that I can wrestle with questions and discover even more questions.

Will I reach that place on the journey? Will I grow enough to feel so blessed and so at peace? i get glimpses of it; hope that I’m going in the right direction; but I don’t know and that’s ok with me right now.

Feb 072008
 

A while ago, whilst searching for video clips, I came across Worship House Media which is an excellent source for all sorts of useful downloads (keep an eye out for their occasional freebies). One of my favourites is ‘That’s My King’ a video set to the words of American preacher S.M. Lockridge. The sermon is a slightly truncated (and rearranged) version but, nonetheless, is still very powerful.

Well I happened across some other versions on YouTube, but one of the best (in my opinion) is available, for free, from 4-14.org.uk. It’s available in a variety of formats and qualities.

You can also download a transcript here Thats My King Transcript.

I’ve yet to come across a video that uses the entirety of the sermon, which is a shame because there isn’t a single word of it that deserves to be dropped. Mind you, there seems to be different variants of the mp3 file around the web as well. If I were a bit more creative (and had the time) I’d have a go myself, but if anyone comes across a good, full version, let me know.

It’s one of those sermons I listen to every now and again, just because I think it’s so wonderful. Why do I like it so much? Because it’s simple, to the point and focuses on who we, as Christians are supposed to focus on – Jesus Christ. Yet, for all its simplicity, it’s enormously challenging. Do we really proclaim Christ to be all of the things mentioned in the sermon? And when we don’t, simply because we’re imperfect beings, it’s good to know that there is one who is all of those things.