The sermons in "Summoning the Whirlwind" are for those who are not afraid of being challenged, whether it be intellectually, spiritually, or perhaps most difficult of all, in our rather comfortable lifestyles. Sanguin's starting point is always the life and words of Jesus. But rather than isolating them, he paints the religious, cultural, and political context for Jesus' teachings by leading us through recent scholarship and biblical criticisms. He draws connections where they are least expected: from the latest film, book, newspaper, rock song, scientific discovery, or political decision.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Doubt, Our Faithful Companion; Paying Homage: Persian Wisdom; Blessed Are the Poor; Hickey Night in Canada, and the Myth of Violence; A Thief, a Kidnapper and a Flood; Does Not Wisdom Call?; Sin is Our Only Hope; Through the Eye of a Needle; If Ye Break Faith; Mary, Revolutionary Mum; Heavenly Citizenship: An Earthly Perspective; The Patient Redemption of Violence; Put to the Test; The Divine Strategy for a New World; Certain Women; The Lord's Prayer: A Blueprint for Peace; On Being Rich Toward God; You Have Heard It Said; Dear God; Ahab's Sin, and Ours?; Dying, We Find Life; The Evolution of Communion; From Ageing to Sage-ing: A Spirituality of Eldership; Love of God, Love of Neighbour; The One Thing Lacking; Reading the Bible: Why Bother?; Scars and All; The Seat of Glory; The Sins of Our Fathers; Walking Humbly Upon the Earth; Get Thee to Nineveh!; Who is My Family?; Light It Up; The Weight of These Sad Times; Born From Above (Again and Again); The Quiet Centre; What God Wants; Binners, the Baby Jesus and Us; Beyond Fear; Movement of the Spirit.