Leviticus 19 1-2, 9-18, Psalm 119:33-40, Matthew 5:38-48
This week after writing and delivering my sermon, I stumbled on Verna Dozier's pamphlet on the laity. Turns out my words are but a mere echo of her words some number of years ago. Her main concern is how church people have abdicated their authority to the professional pastors. It's a great read. Also by way of notes, I reference Shane Claiborne in my sermon. I'm not a proselyte of his by any stretch, mostly because he's gotten a lot of attention for saying stuff we mainliners have been saying for ages. But you can't beat his way with words. This quote came in a Krista Tippet forum on Christians and Government, all evangelicals by the way. Fascinating stuff with multiple perspectives. Listen here!