On Sunday I joined the Dean of the National Cathedral, Samuel T. Lloyd III, for a forum on the intersection of faith and politics in the midst of the economic crisis that you can watch on their Web site . Among other things, we discussed how the nation should respond to this crisis and, on a deeper level, what are the ways that we as Christians are called to lead.
I also preached later that morning at the Sunday service, and the sermon is also available on the Cathedral Web site . In my sermon, I referred to an event last Thursday night -- you might have missed it -- but there was a happening and a shift that I hope we all will soon feel. Some likened it to the storming of the Bastille, crates of tea thrown into Boston harbor, a populist uprising. Some spoke of King Lear's dark fool who spoke truth to power when all others were mute, others likened it a prophet in the wilderness, and others finally breathed a sigh of relief as they heard plainly spoken