|RE: Tough questions|
|Written by P.W. Gregory|
|Tuesday, 26 June 2012 05:19|
Winston Churchill once quipped the hardest job of running an empire is reminding people they really do not have an empire, but a collection of shared interests at any given time. I would give in the golden age of American Protestantism, 70 years ago, Presbyterians did have a national presence with an international voice. Today in the public arena of opinion, the PCUSA has neither the moral authority, integrity, respect, or influence to really effect the body politic on any matter. To pontificate on matters of global politics, telling people how to act and what to do, while at the same time unable to even pick up the phone and communicate with its brothers and sisters in the PCA, OPC, ARPC, or hold its own churches hostage, or shake down for money, in terms of property, is not an act of a moral or ethical source of light and grace.
The selective corporate shake-down is nothing more than self-righteous posturing on the denominations part. When we show the grace, compassion and humility to confess our own corporate sins, repent of our own love of power, money, importance. and our own idolatry of making polity a god, then maybe, maybe the country and the world will pay attention to what we would had to say, until then it is so political theater and circus.