It is hard not to fear for the future in these troubled times. America as an idea is under attack. The Church seems weaker than it has been in a long time, with many departing and divisions running through every part of her.
Pastors are not free from these fears, and perhaps are particularly vulnerable to them. In a commencement address I gave in August at Beeson Divinity School, I drew on God’s charge to Joshua to discuss fear and its antidote, courage.