Sunday, July 7, 2013

Shoeless Joe Jackson

A noteworthy thing happened yesterday. I had subscribed to The Christian Left for many months. The idea of the page was that those on the right had offered up their view of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for too long and it was important to have a balancing voice from the left. I was satisfied with them for quite some time, but they began to attack Republicans as the enemy. I responded that I thought it was quite enough to speak for Christ without becoming a voice for Democratic politics and that casting one party or the other as reflecting Christ's views was not helpful. I was told to mind my own business.

Then, last night, they posted a complaint about "concern trolls" which they defined as people who posted on their page but who were really trolling them, disguised as concern. I found the posting they were upset about and it was in response to a photo they had posted depicting a rural white person as stupid. The "concern troll" they were now being contemptuous of had posted that this was not appropriate. I have now unsubscribed to their page.

So...what went wrong? I think they came to see themselves as the angels of truth and the bearers of the Gospel and anyone disagreeing with them to be spawn of the devil. That's what happens when we forget that we are all Bozos on this bus and we all contain the stain of sin. Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky as we examine hidden motives in this week's sermon, Shoeless Joe Jackson 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

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