We are living in turbulent times and the need for an effective witness on the part of the Christian Church in collaboration with other faith communities is greater now than ever before. The words spoken by the leaders from North Korea and the United States resemble two juveniles trying to prove who can destroy the other the greatest number of times. War benefits the rich and is a demonic force in the lives of the masses. It is the poor and the marginalized who suffer the most.
I am pleased that the Dean's Council at the I. T. C. is committed to taking our witness and ministry off the campus and into the Vine City Community. We seek to become doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving ourselves. It is a joy to be in a collegiate community with persons willing to risk leaving the comfort of the campus to venture into the unknown. We go with full confidence that God will make our way plain and that victory will be achieved.
Now, I must offer a word about the popularity of the nonsense over the sacredness of the flag. Is it a sign of disrespect to sit or kneel during the presentation of the flag and the singing of the National Anthem? The President of the United States has actually succeeded in taking the spotlight off his failure to pass promised legislation and turned his attention to the action of a professional football player. His rhetoric is causing a growing demonstration of resentment. As a Christian, the ultimate allegiance is not to the flag, but to Jesus Christ.
Finally, the Faith Community needs to be in prayer for President Donald Trump that God will deliver him from his self-centered ways to the end that America will truly be a Great Nation.