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Garrett Vickrey: A Generous Interpretation (James 1:17-27)
Garrett Vickrey, senior pastor of Woodland Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas, relates his experience on the Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage stretching 500 miles through the Pyrenees Mountains from France to Spain. He applies insights from the Way of James to his reading of the Letter of James in Scripture. Vickrey calls for a more compassionate relationship and generous interpretation between those seeking God, suggesting we are all “of the same origin” and are therefore on this way together.
This sermon was delivered during the morning worship service at Woodland Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas, on September 2, 2018, as the first of a series titled Buen Camino inspired by a two-month sabbatical in Spain during which Vickrey hiked part of the Camino del Santiago. The manuscript for this sermon is available here.