November 13, 2016
Readings for this Sunday:
Isaiah 65:17-25 • Isaiah 12 • 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 • Luke 21:5-19
Salvation or Apocalypse?
Now what? One of the most divisive, troubling, and unsatisfying elections has ended. Or perhaps it is just what you've hoped for. What does it look like to follow Christ, to live out this Christian way now? What role does celebration/lament/anger/relief have to play and how do we express it all in a country that, impossibly, seems to be more divided than ever? If God is one, what do we make of us being so schizophrenic? Do these scriptures have anything to teach us? Any hope to offer? Any correction? Any encouragement?
Here's what Stephen Colbert said about it as the results were beginning to become clearer (CAUTION: some colorful language here!). Do you find anything helpful in what he has to say? (click on the "YouTube" symbol for a larger image).