Scroll two flicks on Facebook and you are sure to come across a hot take on the presidential election. The first debate is this Monday night and your timeline will be inundated with short incendiary clips of each candidate trading barbs followed by both sides claiming debate victory.
We are both pastors of local churches. We are both teaching the people we shepherd Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. And we both have a growing concern that our congregations can easily get swept into the circus of cynicism and the maddening mockery that has been this election season. Our concern is that cynicism and mockery aren’t markers of God’s salt and light people. Also the vision of the Kingdom we see in the Beatitudes often looks different than the visions of lesser kingdoms the candidates are putting forth.Read More