So today’s Theology Thursday is not so much about theology, but about why I’m glad I don’t work in a church. A friend is preaching a sermon titled “Sleeper, Awake” on Sunday and wanted to use a picture of the statue “The Awakening” as the cover of the church bulletin. The picture will not in fact be appearing because his supervisor thought it was “too violent” and won’t let him use on the cover of the church bulletin. The 100 foot statue depicts a terrified giant struggling to be free.
So….adherents to a religion founded on human sacrifice can’t be reminded that struggle (the struggle to be free!) is a part of life.