Keeping the Faith

People, it was a very popular film
with Brad Pitt.
You have the ultimate Cliff note.

And Lot takes them in
and he protects them.

What happens next? Anybody.

Greta Nussbaum,
before she pulls her rotator cuff.

God spares Lot and his family.
Bingo! Two-week cruise for Greta!
You're goin' to the Bahamas!

You know,
when you think about it...

God is a lot like
Blanche Du Bois.

He's always relied on
the kindness of strangers.

And that's really what the story
is about-- it's about us
taking care of each other.

God relies on us
to take care of each other.

The truth is, I don't really
learn that much about your faith
by asking questions like that...

because those aren't really
questions about faith,
those are questions about religion.

And it's very important
to understand the difference
between religion and faith.

Because faith is not about
having the right answers.

Faith is a feeling.
Faith is a hunch, really.

It's a hunch that there is something
bigger connecting it all...

connecting us all together.
And that feeling, that hunch, is God.
And coming here tonight,
on your Sunday evening...

to connect with that feeling,
that is an act of faith.

And so all I have to do is look around
the room at this packed church...

to know that we're doing pretty well
as a community.

Even if all of you
failed my pop quiz miserably.

Let us pray.
Jake and I used to talk about how we
needed to kick the dust off our faiths,
bring 'em up to speed with the times.

No more of the old routines.
Jake said, "We're gonna give 'em
an old-world God with a new-age spin."

Feel the prana.
Our first big idea was to turn
this abandoned gay disco...