Excerpt:Â I ask the indulgence of my non-churched readers, as this column is specifically designed to challenge the hearts and minds of professing believers. The Old Testament prophet Jeremiah faced a generation that is very similar to the one we face today, I am afraid. Political and corporate leaders had given themselves over to corruption and duplicity. The fundamental underpinnings that founded and supported the nation were being dismantled. And the spiritual leaders seemed to be powerless to do anything about it.