The above sermon was given for the LGBTQ+ Eucharist hosted at St. Francis, which on this day honored Marsha P. Johnson's life and witness.
The above sermon was given on Palm Sunday morning. "In telling the story from C.S. Lewis's Voyage of the Dawn Treader, I am indebted to Dr. Jerry Root of Wheaton College (IL) whose telling of this story and its interpretation I give here, not verbatim but very close. I also overlaid two different of the Narnia stories when I mentioned Lucy's exclamation "Aslan, you're bigger," and Aslan's response: this comes not from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader."
The above sermon tells the story of Joseph as taken from Father Alex' teacher Jerry Root.
The above sermon was delivered on the occasion of the Martin Luther King Day Workshop
Acknowledgements for Sermon 11/25/2018, above:
- Much of this sermon quotes directly or adapts a sermon preached by S.M. Lockridge, a recording of which can be found at the following url: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BhI4JKACUs
- The sentences, "Every truth can be plumbed more deeply, applied more widely, and seen in coherent relations with other truths," and "I believe in absolutes, but I don't know anything absolutely," come from Dr. Jerry Root of Wheaton College.