“When the church is the blind, uncritical endorser or ‘spiritual’ chaplain of whatever a nation decides to do, it has largely renounced its vocation as the body of Christ. It is neither the salt of the earth not a light to the nations. And it has traded its commitment to the witness of a publicly executed Jewish revolutionary for one more constellation of idols.”
David Dark, The Possibility of America: How the Gospel Cann Mend our God-Blessed, God-Forsaken Land. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2019, pages 17-18.
I am a husband, father, and grandfather. A small, town about fifteen miles west of Pittsburgh is home currently, though several other places have served that purpose before this. I maintain a YouTube channel of Bible teaching videos and a podcast of Bible teaching audio. I like to make things in my woodshop. I like taking photographs and use a lot of them in my blog posts. I go fishing in the local streams and lakes when I can. For thirty-nine years, I served as a pastor of churches in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York.
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