I wore these shoes when I graduated Basic and Advanced training in the Army. I also wore these shoes when I graduated all my military schools that required dress uniforms. I wore these shoes when I graduated from college. I am now going to wear these shoes as I graduate from Seminary.
I am working on a sermon that includes a few lines from a well-known hymn, “Come Thou Font of Every Blessing” I spent some time reading about the history of the author as well as the history of the song. Here is the song for you to enjoy.
Regurgitating facts is where many of us are in our Christian faith. We do not know much beyond a few basic facts about Jesus. I want to tell you this is great! As a start. It is not great to stay there. This is ok if you are a newborn Christian, not great if are not.
As a people the United States is soaked in the blood of innocent children, this is a stain that will not easily be washed clean. No amount of shine new gadgets, no amount of obtuse words about reproductive health will be able to scrub this scarlet letter from our chest. This year more than 60,000 babies have been murdered in their mothers womb.