We are bombarded daily with messages from the “outrage” machine of the regular and social media. But what is the real crisis? For us as Christians, the real problem is more subtle and long-term: we are losing our “saltiness.” Salt is a preservative. When it fails to be salty, it fails to preserve. The American church today is becoming largely irrelevant, and the strife we see in our society today in no small measure because of this. This is the real crisis of our day.
The Old Testament readings this week conclude the book of Nehemiah (chs. 8-14), while the New Testament readings go through Paul's epistle to the Philippians. The Psalms cover Psalms 109-114.