It's Sunday, again.

What a week this has been! This is the last day of the revival, and it has been a good one. Today, we are having a potluck dinner for the evangelist and his family.

But what a week this has been. I have not posted a great deal, as I have been busy with the revival and taking in the results of the election – with a side trip of going down into the coal mines. I love it down there, feeling at home some 2000 below the mountain top, surrounded by coal and methane gas. I have thought of giving up my cushy office job to go to work there, but I am not sure if I could convince my wife to let me. I mean, sure, I am the head of the house and all, but, um, I still like her advice! (sarcasm)

This week, however, I intend to catch up on some blogging, carrying on my my series on Tertullian and Sirach. I don’t want to give anything away about Sirach, but chapter 4 has an Incarnational slant to a certain verse. I have a few more posts that I am trying to finish as well, in hopes of exploring minimal living. Is excess biblical?  (Think the parable if the rich man with barns, Chrysostom and Basil) Well, we’ll attempt to find out together. I will also continue to point out the cross roads of politics and religion.

We are all dragging this morning, as our nights have been a bit longer this week than they usually are, but that is okay, it is worth it.

My pastor, along with two other Bishops, as taking a trip to Mexico this week, for about 2 weeks I believe. There is an organization down in the Southwest U.S. and northern Mexico that holds to our Doctrine as well. My family and I have hopes of doing a mission trip next year, instead of a vacation, and I hoping that that area would be the first place, although Costa Rica calls to me.

This morning, the evangelist will preach, but we are joined, as we have been for the past two nights, by his pastor. It is, for me, the fulfillment of what Cyprian taught concerning the unity of the Church through the Bishops. It is up to these men, mostly, to keep the Doctrine sound, secure from outside influences, and to keep the standards and Traditions of the Church high.

I hope all is well in your world, and that you have a great day. Join us, if you can – I am sure that any congregation would welcome you, of course, we have free food today.

Post By Joel L. Watts (10,153 Posts)

Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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