Eleven Sundays ago
our church met
for the last time. Continue reading “I hope our church never meets again”
On this particular June evening, as the congregations transitioned from fellowship hall to sanctuary, they heard the city tornado sirens. At the same time, mobile phones sounded a severe weather alert. Congregants opened weather apps and turned on radios and televisions.
What they found was alarming. Continue reading “Shepherding in a Storm: A Pandemic Parable”
I am a proud native Iowan. I love our state motto: “Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain.” Though a registered Independent, I lean conservative in most political matters. On top of that, I am a conservative Christian, a pastor, and a Baptist by conviction. Historically, Baptists have been strong supporters of religious liberties. The statement of faith of my local church and denomination (The Baptist Faith and Message) has an entire article on Religious Liberty, which states, “Church and state should be separate.”
So it surprises me as much as anyone to find myself disapproving of Gov. Kim Reynolds’ recent comments on religious liberties.