Day: April 4, 2018

Preaching politics?

A story in the Santa Fe New Mexican explores the presence of politics in preaching through interviews with clergy in a range of (primarily liberal-leaning) denominations and faiths, including Episcopal, Catholic, Presbyterian and Jewish. While many called to preach in the era of Trump try to steer clear of controversy, others heed Swiss Reformed theologian Karl Barth, who …

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Re-reading his sermon, it is sobering, and poignant, and inescapable to realize how little different it might have been had he preached it this Lent, this Easter, to the people gathering this week; as though we have been sleepwalking for the decades in between.