“We are living in an age of certainty, and I want to make the case for ambiguity,” said the Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, director of the Chautauqua Department of Religion.
Campbell will be the preacher for the final Sunday of the 2012 Chautauqua Season at the 10:45 a.m. Service of Worship and Sermon. Her text is I Corinthians 13:4-13, and her title is “The Case for Ambiguity.”
“Even though the Scripture reading will be from the New Revised Standard Version, I will be preaching from the King James Version. I believe that we do see ‘through a glass darkly.’ That old translation is more poetic, but it is also more helpful in a time that is rooted in certainty,” she said. “I believe that it is in times of uncertainty, when we question our thoughts and decisions, that God can enter our lives. Chautauquans are leaving to go to an election burdened with certainty when we can only see anything partially.”Read more