Radical Faith

Men will see the Son of Man coming on a cloud with great power and glory

Luke 21:27
Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25:4-5,8-9,10,14; I Thessalonians 3:12-4:2; Luke 21:25-28,34-36

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First Sunday of Advent, C

Do you position yourself as a conservative or a liberal, right-wing, or left-wing – Republican, Democrat, Independent? Or instead of identifying with a political label, do you prefer something like “moderate” or “middle-of-the-road.”

Today, I want to suggest the position I believe Christians are obliged to take in this matter. And that is the position of a “radical conservative.” Does this sound confusing? Then listen carefully to the message of the Advent Season.

A true radical/conservative takes tradition seriously. It’s as simple and as complicated as that. We all live with many rules. There are political traditions. There are ethnic traditions. This Church has a tradition. The company you work for probably has something it calls a culture or tradition.…

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