The Gospel According to Ted Lasso with Rev. Dr. Joe Clifford

October 12, 2021 by Lee Hinson-Hasty

Editor’s note: Every other week, Lee Hinson-Hasty hosts a new episode of the series Leading Theologically via Facebook Live where he has a conversation with a different leader in ministry across the PC(USA). He asks each guest to share a charge and benediction at the conclusion of the conversation. We’ve transcribed each charge and benediction on the blog to inspire you in your ministry and your life.

As we go into a challenging world, remember Coach Lasso. Taking on a challenge is like riding a horse – if you’re comfortable doing it, you’re probably not doing it right. Along the way, in the words of Trent Crimm, if the Lasso way is wrong, it’s hard to imagine being right. And may the grace of Christ attend you – a grace that forgives yourself and others; and the love of God surround you – a love that says you belong and you are accepted and you are mine; and the Holy Spirit keep you to sustain you and encourage you as Ted Lasso encourages his team – that you might live in faith and abound in hope and grow in love with God and with one another this day and forevermore. Amen.

Provided by Rev. Dr. Joe Clifford

 

Watch the video of the conversation