Do I hope this is true? Of course. Do I think that we should pray for Donald Trump, regardless of what he believes or how he lives? Of course. Am I suspicious because this announcement arrives at a time when his campaign funds are low and he’s polling behind Clinton? Yes.
God can redeem anyone. There’s no doubt about that. But this news isn’t reason for Christians to jump uncritically onto the Trump train. Be watchful. Seek God’s wisdom. There are still a little over five months before the election.
Now some things that have caught my attention over the last few weeks. Unfortunately time does not allow me to respond to each individually:
– Loving Carl Trueman’s takedown of the heretical doctrine Eternal Subordination of the Son (yes, he’s Reformed and complementarian, but he’s spot on) here. Jamin Hubner does an excellent job of dismantling the same here.
– It’s not always cool to be a hipster. Nearly everything about The Liturgists makes me want to throw things. Especially the line, “We see exceptional value in the life and teachings of Jesus.” Exceptional value?! Stop it. Just stop it.
– Finally caught up with the times and read something by Glennon Doyle Melton of Momastery fame. Glad it was this. No thanks.
– Enjoying the Society of Evangelical Arminians. Good stuff over there.
– This piece by Kate Tietje, shaming parents for speaking out when their children become ill or even die from vaccine-preventable diseases, is eyeroll-inducing. It can be summed up in one sentence: “Don’t share anything I don’t like.” Appreciate the response from Dr. Amy Tuteur, the “Skeptical OB.”
– Jen Hatmaker says that Christians are complicit in the mass shooting in Orlando. I’m all for Christians admitting when we’re wrong and learning to do better, but I fail to see how believers had anything do with with a troubled man who aligned himself with radical Islam opening fire in a nightclub.
Finally, this is just fun.