Four Questions to Ask Ourselves as We Adjust to a New Political Reality

I have recently posted a number of articles on politics, in particular about where Evangelicals find themselves as the new President of the United States is inaugurated and how our witness has been damaged as a result of this election (Rebuilding Our Witness: Part 1, Part 2).

Regardless of how you voted, it’s just obvious that this has had a negative impact on the reputation of Evangelicals.

Of course, this topic is front and center for me with the inauguration of President-elect Trump later this week. I am even co-hosting a panel discussion on Tuesday, January 24, at 7:00 pm CST that you can attend in person or via livestream (Fractured).

Those who had hoped Hillary Clinton would win may be treading very lightly with the belief that Trump will be disastrous for race relations and immigration. Many Evangelicals believed that if Hillary won the election, then Christianity would take a blow for the worse, and Christian persecution in varied forms would be on the rise.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Christianity has taken a blow for the worse, and likely antaganism toward Christians will continue to rise in our nation, becuase the fundament pattern remains unchanged. (Likely not in the form of martyrdom and death as in many other countries of the world, but in other real and tangible ways.)

When I say it’s taken a blow for the worse, it’s not because of who won or lost. It’s because of how the Church acted before, during, and after the process. It was, in fact, quite far from the shining moment of the Christian faith in America. And yet we must move forward. The gospel, and the Person the gospel speaks of, compels us to move forward and once again shine brightly in the world.

Let me share a few questions …

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from Christianity Today Magazine