The newspapers have been awash with accounts of Paula Deene's bad language, but nothing about the state of North Carolina throwing Apostles of the Church into prison for speaking truth to power. You might want to search the phrase "Moral Monday" for enlightenment on this issue.
In Luke's telling of the cure of the Gerasene demoniac, there is a deeper message than that Jesus could cast out demons. Jesus spoke to the people of Gerasene words that should have been comforting -- that Roman power is not irresistible, for there is a power greater than Rome. They asked Him to leave. The saints of the church, 480 of them, who have gathered to speak the same message to the legislators in North Carolina have similarly been asked to leave. In handcuffs. Join us for an examination of the church's prophetic responsibility to speak truth to power, whatever the cost, by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.
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.