In San Diego there’s a boat museum with three old submarines tied to the dock. I was visiting the Russian Whisky Class submarine from the 1970s, when I noticed a beautiful sailboat tacking against the wind in the harbor. What’s the difference between these two boats? The sailboat is dealing with wind and current. It is taking risks. The Russian sub is securely fastened to the shore. It is a museum piece. I find that when I talk about the church in the postmodern world, the image of the sailboat resonates with only a few church leaders.
On top, the 160,000 people who gathered for Trump’s inauguration. Below, 1.8 million for Obama. Trump says he has a movement. What he had in a November was a coalition — just enough people voting for him for a variety of reasons. The demographics worked out that people who have no interest in working together, looked at Trump and said he may be wrong on these 6 things, but he’s ok on my one top issue. Most republicans hated him. Now the republican leadership in the Senate and Congress fear Trump because he appears popular. He doesn’t have a movement, he has an office.