Sunday, March 14, 2010

Ed Bacon on Glenn Beck, The Prodigal Son and why "Our Destiny is a Party"

From the sermon preached March 14, 2010 @ All Saints Church, Pasadena

Albert Einstein famously said, "No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it."

Fox News commentator -- Glen Beck -- famously said that if your preacher mentions the terms “social action" or “economic justice” in sermons or teaching, flee from that church or synagogue and boycott that congregation – these are really code words for communism and socialism. And then he advised you should report that congregation to the authorities ...

The authorities already know about us here at All Saints Church. The IRS knows that we preach the good news that citizens have the responsibility to transform their institutions and governmental policies when those policies dehumanize, degrade and kill those who are the least of these. The central mandate of our scriptures involves making peace and transforming economic structures that actually are manufacturing this morning poverty, hunger, sickness, homelessness and discrimination.

Watch the sermon video here ... and may God bless all who preach peace, work for justice and strive to live lives of compassion.

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