"Whenever religion holds hands with empire, religion loses", said a colleague of mine, and she has said it exactly right. When I hear calls for God to bless America, I'm never sure if I'm hearing calls for us to follow in the way God would have us go, or if I'm hearing a prayer for God to affirm the decisions we have already made. In the parable of the table, in Luke 14, Jesus gives advice about not exalting yourself when seating yourself at your host's table. If we are trying to put the church at the place of honor around the American cultural table, who is the host and who is the guest? Is it not more appropriate for the American culture to find its place around God's table?
Come, join the congregations of the Chapel of St. Starbuck and Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky for this week's sermon from Luke 14, "Which Table?", by clicking HERE.
Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.