The Eucatastrophe (Romans 3.21-25)

The famed author J.R.R. Tolkien coined a word to describe the undoing of tragic events in fairy tales. Joining the two words eucharist (thanksgiving in Greek) and catastrophe, Tolkien said these sudden and surprising turns were a eucatastrophe.  Jesus’ advent is a catastrophic event for the powers of sin, death, hell and the  devil.  But because this is a good catastrophe, it’s eucatastrophic.  Preached by Rob Sturdy on Dec 3rd at St. Alban’s Anglican Chapel.