I’m looking forward to being with the congregation of Christ Apostolic Church Vineyard of Comfort this Sunday. The pastor, Fela Keshinro, has taken several of my courses over the past year. Perhaps, in exchange for all the work I have given him over the past year, he has presented me with the challenge of preaching on the figure of Samson.
Upon seeing the poster, one of colleagues remarked, “Pastor Fela seems a little too elated at the fact that a young Robert Dean seems about to be inhaled by a darkly silhouetted lion. The young Dean, in contrast, seems blissfully unaware of the present danger.” Hopefully the poster is not representative of how the sermon is going to go!