As I said yesterday in my prayer from the cell post called "satellite phone", I have this strange feeling of alienation from God since I left the professional ministry and haven't been to church in months. I know it's bad theology to think that God's center of attention is on the church. This is obviously the bad theology the prophets of the Old Testament were up against, as well as Jesus, Stephen and Paul, etc., in the New. I'm surprised I feel this way. I've always taught the decentralization of God's love and the universality of grace. And yet, now that I am on the "outside" of the arena, I no longer feel a part of the main game. As I was trying to explain this to Lisa, this image emerged in my mind that exactly describes my thinking. I feel like I am somewhere out in the darkness. I repeat: I know this not to be true, but this is how I'm feeling. Somehow this bad theology has found a way to insinuate itself into my mind, and I find it very hard to shake. I cannot let it dumb me down or disqualify me. Check out my sermon from yesterday to see what I'm talking about. Get fine art cartoon prints & original art. Get my t-shirts. Get my book. Please join my newsletter.