The May 19, 2018 sermon by U.S. Episcopal bishop Michael Curry, at the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, might have been the most watched Christian sermon, in world history. I am not a morning person, so I never bothered to get up for the wedding. But I have listened to a number of people give their opinions about the sermon, including a few evangelical Christians.
It just amazes me that two believers can listen to the same sermon, and get a completely different message out of it. Some Christians heard Bishop Curry give a powerful testimony to the love of God, a fiery display of the nature of the God of the Bible. Others heard a vague call to the power of human love, white-washed with Christian language, a camouflage over the false teaching it really was. Others just registered a “no comment” vote.
It was interesting that Curry appealed to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (no surprise, really), as well as the controversial Roman Catholic paleontologist and priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, who was censured by the papacy, in the 20th century, for his writings in support of evolution, but who today has received calls for his rehabilitation, among some Roman Catholics, and other calls to retain his censure.
My thoughts are best reflected by the following witty, intelligent remarks by British evangelist Glen Scrivener (catch his Richard Niebuhr quote — right on!). What did you think of the sermon? Let me know in the comments section below. Bottom line: may we all have discernment and search the Scriptures for God’s Truth.
If you have not seen or heard the sermon, here it is:
May 26th, 2018 at 12:32 pm
Clarke – I was blown away by Bishop Curry’s message professing Jesus Christ & the power of love to royalty & THE WORLD! (Check out my hastily posted blog last Saturday given the radical inspiration factor!)
Blessings & radical Love power-brokers! – VA 🌷🌟🌷
p.s. I took an evening class on Teilhard de Chardin @ Georgetown 29 yrs ago that influenced my journey as an RC. He may have been ahead of his time in the church, but his writings subsequently influenced Vatican II.