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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Christian Faith in a Crippled Culture

Christian Faith in a Crippled Culture

Like many, I’ve been deeply saddened over the Kavanaugh hearings. I’ve become less concerned about the specific outcome of the hearings than I am about the nature of the hearings themselves. While Democrats and Republicans battle over this nomination to win, I believe the nation has already lost. Because of the rancor and manipulation and half-lies and scheming, our ability to come together as a nation has been crippled even further. If politics is only about power now—and that seems to be the case—God help us all, because at one time or another each of us will be on the wrong side of power, and that power will seek to marginalize and even destroy us.
For this reason, I was grateful we were able to have Tim Keller on Quick to Listen. Keller is former pastor of Redeemer Church in New York City and author of a number of books, some of which have made the bestseller list. He agreed to talk to us about how Christians can enter into this political moment in a way that is not merely partisan but truthful and gracious and helpful to the nation. If you have time, listen to the podcast. If not, read “How Do Christians Fit into the Two-Party System? They Don’t,” an excerpt from his latest book, Prodigal Prophet: Jonah and the Mystery of God’s Mercy.

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