Our friends at Geez magazine, the cheeky Winnipeg publication for “the over-churched, out-churched, un-churched and maybe even the un-churchable,” is running a contest that may be of interest. The Daringly Awkward Sermon Contest — “because social change is a bit awkward” — runs until February 28, with the winning entries published in their spring 2009 issue. The details:
We want sermons that explore the awkwardness of too much privilege, right-wing relatives, the drunk stranger in the back pew, our pad in the comfy end of the global village, litter in the poor part of town.
Maybe the key to social change and spiritual growth is found in stumbling, fumbling, oafish awkwardness. Our pulpit awaits.
Amen, brothers and sisters. We look forward to reading these.