Election 2020

What if What We Saw Yesterday at the Capitol Is Us?

Broken glass of the Capitol Windows

Yesterday, when President-elect Biden said that the actions of the mob did not reflect America, I wish he were correct. But he wasn’t. We are not a moral nation. We are lawless. We are not a nation that cultivates the kinds of families able to produce good citizens. Our institutions cannot be trusted to tell us the truth or advance the good. Our leaders think and live as if wrong means are justified by preferred ends. Our churches tickle ears and indulge narcissism. Our schools build frameworks of thinking that are not only wrong, but foster confusion and division.

Christian Leaders Respond to the Storming of the U.S. Capitol Building

Rioters in DC, Christian Leaders respond to the storming of the US Capitol

Late Wednesday afternoon, Trump supporters attending a “Stop the Steal” rally-turned-violent-riot, stormed the U.S. Capitol building stalling the certification of Joe Biden as the next president of the United States. Amid the uprising, many faith leaders have taken strong stances, offering statements condemning the actions of the rioters.

The Latest on the Georgia Runoff and Explaining Congress and the Electoral College

The US Capitol building, explaining the Electoral College

Long after the political events of this week are over, every person you know will still need the eternal life only Jesus can offer. Our political engagement, even when motivated by a desire for truth and integrity in our political system, can be so divisive and caustic that nonbelievers will judge Christ by Christians and reject both.

This is why it is imperative to “let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear” (Ephesians 4:29).