Monday, November 3, 2014

Cheapening the Pulpit

While I sympathize with preachers who want to exert their freedom from government intrusion, I think the idea of endorsing candidates from the pulpit is beneath the dignity of God's House. I live in a small town and I've lived here a while now. My parishioners who care to know certainly do know about my political leanings. But not from listening to my sermons. Indeed, I think it's important for preachers to make the disclaimer "not the Lord, but I say" whenever they discuss politics with layfolks, even just over a cup of coffee at the local greasy spoon.

But then again, part of my political leaning is that I don't put much stock in elections...so I may be biased.

+HRC

3 comments:

  1. Well said. While I think a consistently Christian worldview requires leaning rightward, will somebody please remind the sheep that GOP does not stand for God's Own Party.

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  2. God's own party is far grander and will never end. Now if only someone would remind the sheep that even barn-yard animals have the sense (and dignity) not to insist on individual glasses, when feeding communally.

    Christ called His political "leader" a fox (Lk 13:32), which dominical characterization strikes me as widely applicable to the politicians of today, whatever side of the aisle they plant their whatsits on. The real problem is that I keep finding Abraham Caesar's or George Augustus' visage on the nation's currency and coins, which means that a consistently Christian worldview would make one lean ... and right penurious, as well as sporting a lot of fig-leaves.

    Or course, there's always plastic or PayPal.

    Your (unworthy) servant,
    Herr Doktor

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    1. The only thing left for me to say is, I agree completely.

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