Sermon text: 1 John 4: 7-21
“Tell me the name of your mama’s mama.” It was my third class at the Iliff School of Theology, in my first quarter of seminary. I thought I had the drill down for introducing myself. After all, the other professors asked for statistical kind of information - name, denomination, and degree program. Something less than extremely personal. The labels. Perhaps the equivalent of asking for name, date of birth, social security number. That’s how we students typically began a new class at seminary. A brief, fairly impersonal introduction. I was ready for that. ... Read full sermon here (PDF).