Nine years ago today on my birthday, an amazing little being came into our lives, the first of four blessed additions to our family.
I live in a country which on 20 July 2005, became the first country outside of Europe and the fourth in the world to legalize same-sex marriage.
Every Sunday I call people forward to communion with a short invitation.
In my sermon this morning, I suggested that, when Jeremiah heard God’s call to be a prophet, he attempted to duck the call.
It turns out, I did not need to bother this morning trying to explain the religious right’s support for Donald Trump, Jerry Falwell Jr. himself has come to my aid and explained his endorsement of Donald Trump for president of the United States with an Op-Ed piece at the Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/jerry-falwell-jr-trump-is-the-churchillian-leader-we-need/2016/08/19/b1ff79e0-64b1-11e6-be4e-23fc4d4d12b4_story.html?utm_term=.c3619ad01f46).
Ever since Jerry Falwell Jr. tweeted his famous picture of he and his wife standing with their new favourite presidential candidate, I have been torturing myself wondering how the religious right could ever support Donald Trump in the US election.
I am of course not a player in any way in the upcoming November US Presidential election. I do not have a vote; I have no family members who have a vote. I am not even directly in contact with many people who will be voting.
A sadly common misconception about “faith” is that “faith” is simply another way of thinking.