This week, I try my hand at some prose fiction as a method of transporting us back in time through ancient Jewish ritual.
I generally believe that our society can and should do more to prevent unnecessary gun deaths (see my sermon on this topic here). That said, I recently attended a symposium on gun violence prevention that broadened my understanding of the nuances and justifications for alternative points of view. This week's sermon explores one such topic, the connection between bearing arms and citizenship, which helps me appreciate how thoughtful people can arrive at conclusions different from my own.
“To be effective, the preacher's message must be alive; it must alarm, arouse, challenge; it must be God's present voice to a particular people.”