Voice of the Day: Sara Miles

I’m listening to sermons and lectures from the Festival of Homiletics, and I came across this quote that I wanted to share with you:

“Churchly legitimacy so often gets in the way of the crazy hospitality, extravagance, power, and genius of Jesus,” — Episcopal Bishop William Edwin Swing, related by Sara Miles in the lecture “In the Weeds: How to Be a Street-Corner Evangelist

I plan to discuss the need to get beyond “churchly legitimacy” in my sermon this Sunday.