This is somewhat off-topic, but it is certainly one of my “obsessions”. Just because someone doesn’t agree with you doesn’t mean they are wrong.
A sermon preached July 28, 2013 at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho
It is good to be home. A week at the Presbyterian Youth Triennium in Purdue with 5,000 of my closest friends and then most of a week in Maine, recovering from Triennium while Alden was at a soccer camp.
I had lots of time to sit with this text from Amos while I ate lobster in the rain in Maine.
And I kept thinking about the people hearing Amos’ words when he first spoke them.
They sound so harsh to us, as they fall on our ears a few thousand years later. How much more painful must they have been when they were newly minted, freshly spewed out of the prophet’s mouth?
Therefore, thus says the Lord:
“Your wife shall become a prostitute in the city,
and your sons and your daughters shall fall by…
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