Sunday, June 8, 2014
Last spring, as the church moved from Easter to Pentecost, the governor of Minnesota signed a bill legalizing gay marriage. Some anticipated another Pentecost when the weather report predicted high winds at the hour of the signing. Some dreamed new dreams; others saw the fire of judgment. Interestingly, all seemed to believe that the events at the statehouse mattered to God.
Earlier that spring, I went to the capitol to hear the debates. I hadnâ€™t expected so much religious fervor. People on both sides were prophesying, singing the songs of their traditions, meeting in corners to call down the Holy Spirit. I suspect there hadnâ€™t been that many Bibles in the building since the day new legislators dusted off their old family Bibles for the inauguration. One of my friends said, â€śChurch broke out at the capitol today.â€ť
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