Do you have recommendations of your own for remaining Christ-centered in a polarized and politically contentious era?
Stanley Hauerwas says that Donald Trump is a pious man and that his religious convictions run deep. It’s just not Christian. It’s idolatry. And America, or his view of it, is his church.
Presidential inaugurations are always an American civil religious festival that reflects the personality and faith of the person being sworn in. Today is no exception.
I sometimes strain to see the reign of God, the “yeast action,” at work in my country these days. Even many who name themselves Christian incarnate values of denigration, domination, greed, division, baseness, and every form of oppression, mostly notably racism.
“We will pray for a better choice,” the bishops write.
Miguel De La Torre, professor of social ethics and Latino/a studies at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO has an opinion piece up at Baptist News Global where he asks; “As I witness the Evangelical Religious Right rush to present a non-Christian as a God-faithful servant, I cannot help but wonder if we are pimping the Body to the highest political bidder?”
Ian Markham, Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary looks at the phenomenon of Donald Trump and urges action to stand against the darkness and rage unleashed by his candidacy