The prophet Amos wrote of a coming famine in the land of Israel, not a lack of food or water, but of the Word of God. This piece details the situation Amos described, but not in the place Amos prophesied; rather, it talks about how–and why–we are seeing that famine in all-too-many churches in the U.S. of A.
Mark Galli hits the nail on the head with this quote:
“It is well and good for the preacher to base his sermon on the Bible, but he better get to something relevant pretty quickly, or we start mentally to check out.” That stunningly clear sentence reflects one of the most amazing, tragic, and lamentable characteristics of contemporary Christianity – an impatience with the Word of God.
If we lose the Word, we lose the faith.