With the arrival of August comes a host of events that have claimed our attention. By now we have watched two presidential debates featuring Democratic candidates, we have observed the tragic killing of twenty people in a shopping mall in El Paso, North Korea has tested several more short range missils and the US Senate refuses to act on a bill that is designed to protect our 2020 elections from Russians interference.
It is against this backdrop that we raise the question of whether the church has a role to play on the stage of politics. Most people will point to the doctrine of the separation of Church and State and choose to ignore the answer to the questions. However, our obligation to speak truth to power does not allow us the luxury of remaining silent in the face of injustice. In this issue we will look not only at the question, but explore what options we have as an answer.
In addition we have assembled our bible studies and sermons for you to share in with the hopes that it proves to be a blessing to you. I do hope that you will take a moment look through what we are presenting this month and that you will share it with your neighbors and friends.
Be kind to yourself and each other,
Bishop Andy C. Lewter