J. Harold Alomía

is senior pastor of the Campion Seventh-day Adventist Church in Loveland, Colorado. He is married to Rosie, with whom he enjoys photography, sports, time with friends, and music.

The Problem With the Agenda

Running in the wrong direction won’t take us home

The narrative is well known.

Most of the time it is summarized in rhyme and song as the tale of the man swallowed by a whale. However, in four short chapters this chronicle has a depth that moves the reader to reflective contemplation; the sad satire and biting irony that describes the runaway prophet goes beyond words to spur our introspection about our own wayward ways.1 

The story begins with a call. A mission dossier is handed verbally to the prophet. It is a common occurrence in Old Testament narrative. A formulaic statement of “the word of the Lord came to Jonah” …

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