Some lessons from Eastern Europe on being God's resistance movement

Gene Veith points us to an interesting article by Matthew Young in First Things on dissidence as vocation.

I remember a phone conversation with the late Dr. Robert Bertram during my ELCA years in which I whined about how much I hated being a curmudgeon. "Bob," Dr. Bertram replied, "read Jeremiah. The only people God calls to be curmudgeons are the ones who hate it."

And yes. I firmly believe that God does call us to be curmudgeons, as well as various other kinds of pains in the neck. It can be a holy thing to be a pain in the neck.

Just ask Luther. Or for that matter, just ask Jesus!