Recent days have been hard and have driven much conversation and introspection. Many are asking, as I do in this post, what is wrong, particularly what is wrong with the church.
In my experience such considerations fail to take seriously Paul’s caution in 1 Corinthians 13. We can be a church with all our theological and political ducks in a row and still be odious to our king. Without love we are nothing.
The church has been content to play a game of power, a game of thrones, if you will, with their eyes, perhaps, on the wrong throne. I believe we can do better.
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Notes and resources relevant to this episode:
Kristin Kobes Du Mez, Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation (United States: Liveright Publishing, 2021).
Christianity Today, May/June 2022, page 22. <https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2022/may-june/gleanings-may-2022.html>
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Outro: “Called Home” / Lyrics
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