I preached this sermon last Sunday at the chapel in our community here in the hills of Southeastern Ohio. The message is personal, confessional, and focused on the impossibility of our being peacemakers unless we know the deep within of ourselves.
What is the truth my children must know? What and when do I tell them? How do I tell them?
… sometimes they will ask us questions we are unprepared for, such as, “Is the forest around our home going to catch fire?” Are we prepared to tell the truth in a helpful, not overly frightening, way?
I need all the help I can get to spread the word on some topics that are not easy for people to take seriously. Thanks for considering this opportunity.
As I was preparing this newsletter, including its emphasis on righteous anger, I encountered Jesus in the Gospel of Mark.
For me, many of the best devotional insights come from three Jewish prayer books I read regularly. This prayer for Righteous Anger is powerful. Well-read, it could awaken our compassion and action:
Questions from Readers
How do you know that God is Just Love?
Ken, how did this become heart instead of just head knowledge?
Many creation justice leaders feel isolated and discouraged. We are writing to you as the “Baptist Resilience and Adaptation Community” to invite your participation in a national, and global, support group community.
Truth is certainly not that Honest Abe had anything to say about the internet. It certainly is that every truth claim needs to be vigilantly evaluated! Let’s begin by listening to scripture and a few other voices.
The subject of truth is so complicated and controversial that all I have the courage, conviction and clarity to share, at this time in this article, are a few contributions to the conversation.