Somewhere between interviewing another candidate to fill our pulpit Saturday afternoon, hearing him preach Sunday morning and then traveling over to TURC to hear Outhouse St. Hyde preach in the evening, as well as various and painfully ordinary things (like finally getting that wreath off the front of the garage in the midst of some Arctic air dropping down) I might read this little piece over again. Some Outhouse readers might like it as well.
With a “contrarian view” like this seems Gordon might be headed straight for the wooden planks of the Outhouse. Ok, I could do without stuff like, “Our culture is more integrated, and racial bigotry and injustice are routinely decried (though still practiced, in some locales, though discreetly). Indeed, I can say as one reared in Richmond, Virginia in the fifties and sixties, that I believe that on this particular score, we are a far more Christian nation than we were when I was a child, and I am entirely delighted by the progress.” It’s not that I want what I would guess to be either’s version of a “Christian nation,” but a bit more Neil Young-ish than Ronnie Van Sant-ish for me, even though I have owned a lot more of the former’s music. Neil Young is clearly more talented.
But who cares? That piece is swallowed up by the whole. Good stuff for any 2K adherent.