In the Midst of My People – 7/11/2010

Sermon text: Amos 7: 7-17

In 1898, a Chicago columnist named Finley Peter Dunne coined a phrase about the role of the newspaper in his society, the age of muckraking journalism. The paper, he said, “comforts th’afflicted and afflicts th’ comfortable.”  Throughout the century that followed, a number of astute religious leaders have picked up the phrase to describe what should be the aim of religion in society. “To comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comfortable.”Read full sermon here (PDF).