It’s really hot today, but the good news is that it just rained enough to water my garden. I’m happy that today is Friday. There is a lot of stupidity floating around the world of churchianity right now. There’s a lot of stuff floating around the world right now. Jesus said, “The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that what it does is evil” (John 7:7). Maybe one of the reasons why the church is so popular right now is because it is failing to testify to the things of this world being evil. Maybe the church, and preachers, are happy with the status quo and are so overwhelmed with all those happy, smiling faces sitting in their stackable, folding chairs on Saturday evenings that they have forgotten to testify againist the vile, evil, in this world. Maybe the reason why the church in America has endured such a sustained period of peace and tranquility is precisely for this reason. Maybe we need just a few more preachers who are willing to be hated by the world.