PREPARING FOR SUNDAY
Gotta love that good old 3 year lectionary of Sundays readings. This Sunday the text is Matthew 22:15-22 "Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's." So I'll be talking about what is God's (hint: everything) and how separation of church and state doesn't mean what most people think it means. God through the prophets and then through his Son challenged the powers that be, calling them to understand and practice justice as God does. Separation of church and state in the USA means that the government cannot tell us what to say (or what not to say) from the pulpit including criticizing policies and laws that are unjust.