Here is how it works, at least for now. After our time at church on Sunday, I show up at their recording studio in downtown Mobile, and Johnny and I spend about 30 minutes having a conversation about what he heard (and drew) and what I have been thinking and trying to convey in the sermon. Then Stacy and Johnny use their gifts to edit and produce a short podcast. They will make that podcast "live" early in the week, and our web guru, Cindy McCrory, will pass it along via our website and eblast. (See next content block)
I found that last week's conversation led my thinking about the gospel and about our call as Christians in new directions. I hope it may do something similar for you. We welcome your responses and feedback.
This week will give us much to consider, as well. Our Old Testament lesson recounts God's first covenant with Abram, resplendent with images of the vastness of the stars and boldly vivid in its account of the sealing of the covenant. In our gospel lesson from Luke, Jesus responds to news of "that fox" Herod's pursuit of him, and he speaks his lament over Jerusalem, likening his love for its people to a hen gathering her brood under her wings.
There will be much to hear, to see, and to imagine and think about. Please "stay tuned" as we continue to make our way through the wilderness experience of Lent, returning to the embrace of our Savior, Jesus Christ.