I preached and led worship today as a substitute preacher (not a regular gig of mine these days), and I loved it. Gosh, I can’t wait until I get to do this all the time . . . I preached mostly on the second part of today’s Gospel text, the parable of the fig tree and the gardener. The Salvation Army, longtime Phillies third base coach John Vukovich, and visitors to the Philadelphia Flower Show all helped flesh out the tale of a God who pours himself into the work of salvaging, of saving, of tending.
If you care to read it, here it is (as a Google Doc): Sermon Lent 3 2007 The usher tells me that the sermon was recorded. If I get a chance to post the audio file, I will.