Over a hundred years ago, G. K. Chesterton, an English writer, art critic, philosopher and lay theologian said,
Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.”
1500 years before him, St. Augustine said,
“To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him, the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.”
The above quotes are excerpts from the sermon that I preached from the top of Angel’s Rest in the Columbia Gorge for the TV audience of Bend, First Presbyterian this last Sunday. I have said that I believe that the future of the Church will emerge from the dialogue between our rich, historic tradition and the emerging spiritualities of our time. This sermon represents what I consider our best hope to bring those two together–the return of ancient religious mysticism.
Are you secretly a mystic?
Here is the link to the full service with the sermon:
Here is the link to the sermon only: https://bendfp.org/2022/07/jul-17th-a-divine-love-affair-with-rev-brian-heron/
By Rev. Brian Heron, Presbyter for Vision and Mission, Presbytery of the Cascades