One of the refrains I heard over the course of the last five years was, “When are Christians going to wake up and repent of anything to do with Trump and Trumpism?” But it was the wrong question.
The Very Start
I preached the Sunday following 9/11, and I thought it would probably be the most difficult sermon I would ever have to preach. After the events of this past week I have to say this was much more difficult.
The Most Difficult
I used to think the Sunday after 9/11 was the most difficult sermon I’d ever have to preach. Then Wednesday happened.
We sometimes allow ourselves to hold on to the false notion that the “early church” was pristine and that all its theology was settled. The impulse this false notion leads to, especially among low-church folks like us Baptists, is that if we could only get back to the early church all of our problems would go away. But it’s a lie.
People should not get pats on the back for daring to take an honest look in the mirror.
A good number of Americans think of Lent as “that season when you give something up 1.” Lent is a lot more than that. Lent is a season of holy introspection, prayer, and paying close attention to the rhythm of life in order to better align oneself with the Savior. It is a season to…