Christian Voting Part 5: Trump won. I’m White. Now what?

About a month ago I wrote a 4-part series on Christian voting. Although I never intended to write a “part 5” after the election (no matter who won), some friends have asked for my thoughts so I will give them here. As with all my blogs, my content is directed towards Christians. My “calls to action” don’t really have a particular political agenda, they have a Kingdom agenda. Many Christians have already written about our need to submit to the governing authorities. I will post some helpful links at the end but in this blog; I hope to address something I don’t see many folks talking about.

As I stated before, this post is appearing on “the green room” which is a blog by the students and alumni of Eternity Bible College. These are my opinions and in no way does what I write in this series exclusively express the positions of Eternity Bible College’s students, staff or alumni. My hope is that if students, staff or alumni disagree with me, we could do what Christians ought to do, to dialogue in a healthy, scripturally based manner. Continue reading

Christian Voting Part 3: Who Will Suffer Under Trump? Who Will Suffer Under Clinton? Does That Matter?

As I stated before, this post is appearing on “the green room” which is a blog by the students and alumni of Eternity Bible College. These are my opinions and in no way does what I write in this series exclusively express the positions of Eternity Bible College’s students, staff or alumni. My hope is that if students, staff or alumni disagree with me, we could do what Christians out to do, to dialogue in a healthy, scripturally based manner.

In my previous two blogs, I talked about what it means to seek the good of the city and I gave some arguments against the “lesser of two evils” argument. Since I know that many of us will still vote in this upcoming election, I want to take this entry of the series to talk about our need to think about our candidates and also to consider who will suffer.  Continue reading

Christian Voting Part 2: Seeking the Good of the City

I need to give my initial disclaimer; this post is appearing on “the green room” which is a blog by the students and alumni of Eternity Bible College. These are my opinions and in no way does what I write in this series exclusively express the positions of Eternity Bible College’s students, staff or alumni. My hope is that if students, staff or alumni disagree with me, we could do what Christians out to do, to dialogue in a healthy, scripturally based manner.

In my last post I argued against the popular argument that as Christians, specifically in this year’s election, we need to choose the “lesser of two evils.” Today I want to address another theme I’ve seen come up in these conversations. Continue reading

Christian Voting Part 1: The lesser of two evils and the 3rd sacrament. 

I know what you’re probably thinking, “really, another post about politics, can’t we be done with this already?”

I’ve been following the political race this year through arguably the worst means possible, social media. If I’m being perfectly honest I haven’t done much reading or watching of the news but I’ve allowed my friends on social media to interpret articles and various news outlets for me. Since I’m admittedly poorly informed, these posts will not seek to directly interact with many of the “issues” but rather are a reflection on how I’ve seen Christians interact with this years’ election. Continue reading