According to a former U.S. Surgeon General, loneliness is a "growing health epidemic." In a recent survey, 2 in 5 Americans said that they sometimes or always feel that their relationships aren't meaningful (43%) and that they are isolated from others (43%). Earlier this year, the U.K. appointed a "Minister for Loneliness" to try to address the issue. Loneliness and social isolation are a growing issue throughout late-modern societies. In such a context, what, if anything, does the church have to say and do?
Tests are designed to reveal something about us, whether it's just something trivial or something central to who we are. You can listen to our sermon from this past Sunday as we take a look at the ultimate test that God gave to Abraham and reflect on what it teaches us for today.