Seminarian Shane Spellmeyer's Sermon Accepted for Publication
[From Shane's Facebook page and shared with his permission.] "Back in May I was given the chance to attend the Preaching Excellence Program, sponsored by the Episcopal Preaching Foundation . Seminarians of the Episcopal Church gathered in Roslyn, Virginia from around the country to share their sermons and work on their sacred rhetorical craft together, with a fantastic faculty of fellow sermonators (shoutout to Susan Ironside!).
My sermon was selected with nine other student sermons to be included in the "2018 Book of Sermons", published by the Episcopal Preaching Foundation.
My sermon was over the Divine Call to Wilderness, a reflection on the presence of God in the Wild beyond the scope of our normal experience. The sermon also offers a kind of preliminary reflection on my "Great Western Drive" which took place later in the summer.
If you'd like to read that sermon, follow this link to my blog. I definitely cried while delivering it."