Where Are We Headed? Sermon preached by Rev. Anne Stewart, August 11, 2019. https://pcol-media.s3.amazonaws.com/sermons/2019/Service+2019-08-11.mp3 aaronsizer2019-08-16T00:56:36-04:00August 11th, 2019|Highlighted, Sermon Audio, Sermons| Spread The Word! FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestEmail Related Posts The Gospel According to Bob The Gospel According to Bob The Power of Retribution, the Power of Mercy The Power of Retribution, the Power of Mercy Images from Breaking the Chains with Shane Claiborne Images from Breaking the Chains with Shane Claiborne The Way of the Cross in a World of the Sword The Way of the Cross in a World of the Sword Finding the Best in the Worst of Times Finding the Best in the Worst of Times One Comment John MacDonald August 27, 2019 at 12:43 pm - Reply Tumultuous time? Only if you listen to the media, which hypes everything in order to get “clicks.” 1929 was tumultuous. So was 1860, 1939 and 1969. We have it so easy now that our biggest challenge is plastic straws. Anyone “despairing” now needs to stop watching cable news and should read some history. It’s amazing how quickly everything calms down immediately after you turn off the screens and stop listening to people who get paid more if they can create controversy and faux outrage. Further, my recollection of the New Testament is that Jesus wasted exactly zero time complaining about the Roman Empire or the politics of his time. If he had, no one today would care what he said. Our church leaders should follow Jesus’ example and completely refrain from mixing religion with politics. It never ends well. Instead, what we need is less histrionics – and more people calmly practicing their faith in their actual lives. That is truly the difficult aspect of Christianity, and it is much harder and less ego-pleasing than incessantly grandstanding about politics. More walking, less talking. Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.