Can Christians Support Donald Trump Without Risk to Their Witness?

I posted this in 2019, before both of his impeachments, January 6, 2021, and all the other outrageous actions by our former president.

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The short answer to the question above, in my view is “NO!” Chris Buskirk disagrees. In his article on the “American Greatness” site he challenges editorials by husband and wife: David and Nancy French of the National Review and the Washington Post respectively, wherein they posit that our testimony is indeed compromised by those who support Mr. Trump’s presidency.

Along with the Frenches I believe that our Christian testimony has been co-opted by party over purity, and has been compromised if not shredded, and repairs are needed––and fast.

“Nobody’s perfect.” It’s a common refrain for the Donald Trump mulligan-mantra. I suppose you might call it “imperfection” when a man who marries one woman, has an affair, marries his mistress, marries a third woman, has an affair with a porn star while that third woman is pregnant with his child, and then pays her off to keep quiet! “So what?” they…

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Another Poser Prophet

“Be wary of false preachers who smile a lot, dripping with practiced sincerity. Chances are they are out to rip you off some way or other. Don’t be impressed with charisma; look for character. Who preachers are is the main thing, not what they say. A genuine leader will never exploit your emotions or your …

Just Wondering (Avoiding Superficial Spirituality Part 8) 

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“God himself works in our souls, in their deepest depths, taking increasing control as we are progressively willing to be prepared for his wonder.” Thomas Kelly

Speaking of “wonder,” I wonder a lot––mostly about God. I used to wonder if he existed, but since I got that settled to my complete satisfaction forty-five years ago, my wonder is now of a different sort.

“Wonder” itself has a number of connotations. There’s the wonder that involves frustration, another is more of a curious sort, and then there’s the kind that connotes unreserved marvel. My wondering about God includes all three at different times.

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Blessed are the Broken

"Blessed are the poor in spirit..." Reminds me of the first of AA’s Twelve Steps: “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.” The Twelve Steps and the Beatitudes have an uncanny similarity. They both address the destitute and leave no viable recourse but to run to a “power greater than …

God Loves Unhoused People!

My friends at YWAM San Francisco are doing amazing work in the Tenderloin, the city’s neediest neighborhood. I highly recommend them for your prayers and financial support. I was there last weekend with Calvary Street Ministry. (I’ll tell you about CSM next time.) For now, check out the 8-minute YWAM video: Here's how to …

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