Sunday, January 31, 2010

By popular demand...

I’ve been asked to share the book I mentioned in today’s sermon.

This morning, to describe what a congregation might look like living out agape love, I told a story from the novel Leaving North Haven, by Michael Lindvall. “The Organist” is about a pastor in rural Minnesota who preaches at a small congregation whose organist has only played three hymns for the past thirty years. Nevertheless, they include her in their life together, and welcome a young man who is HIV positive. This story is a fabulous example of radical hospitality.

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