Brother Jed, with a following of about four people, stopped by campus yesterday…the message was “Repent or Perish.”
Brother Jed was accompanied by a young man who seemed to be the prime message deliverer. I didn’t quite figure out why I deserve Hell, but I didn’t stay that long either. You see, it’s Homecoming week and we have a lot to get done. But, back to Brother Jed.
You can form a bazillion opinions about visits like this but…at a liberal arts college…especially The Liberal Arts College for Men…you can, and should, take a step back and calmly dissect the message and meaning. I think the conflict might be apparent in their posters. One says “Jesus saves from Sin and Hell.” If you believe in God and Jesus, then I am pretty sure you believe that. So, how do we reconcile the “You Deserve Hell” sign? Did these five folks decide that? If so, then there might be a little disconnect. And there, my friends, is the fuel for a lively debate.
So, for a Monday noon, a little dose of liberal arts to go along with lunch. Now, back to our regularly scheduled Homecoming prep.