The Narrow Gate
Bible Text: Matthew 7 | Preacher: Nathan Willard | Series: Narrative Lectionary Year 1 (2018-19) | When Jesus tells us to enter through the narrow gate, one of the things he’s talking about is the real work of reconciliation. When tastes change and things we used to think go out of fashion, have we changed? Have we done the work of thinking through what is different for us now? How have we reconciled who we were with who we are and who we hope to be?
Note, Al Jolson’s The Jazz Singer came out in 1927. For more information about the history of minstrelsy, I recommend the BackStory Radio Podcast with Dr. Rhae Lynn Barnes: The Faces of Racism A History of Blackface and Minstrelsy in American Culture