- - Monday, December 5, 2016

(1) Hugh Hewitt: Strangers In Our Homeland

In this sweet spot our call is not to more political action, or even to better evangelical programs, but to living better lives.  Living a better life does not mean making more money or enjoying more success, but rather living in a fashion that is so attractive people want to change to be just like us.  That starts by letting go of measuring our lives by the same measuring stick everyone else uses – we must adopt God’s measuring stick.  Is that not what it means to be a stranger?

We live in a world that is increasingly uncivil.  “Please,” “Thank You” and “Excuse Me,” could do more to change things than any vote cast ever.  We live in a world, where empathy is increasingly disappearing.  Being with people in pain is the heart of Christian ministry.  We live in a world where humility is considered a weakness.  No one in history has been more humble than Jesus.  We live in a world where people confuse their politics with their faith.  If we really are Christians, then we really are strangers, even in this our homeland.

The election of Donald Trump highlights our status as strangers.  If we grasp hold of that status, claim it as our own, we may find ourselves actually building the homeland we dream of.

(2) What Trump victory could mean for LGBT Americans |CNN

***The article goes through the list of all the Obama-era changes that have taken place, and essentially states that they’re all here to stay.

(3) Albert Mohler, “A Chance For Choice

There is no issue more laden with worldview significance than the issue of education—and the recent announcement of President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Betsy DeVos to be the new Secretary of Education brings this to light.

…DeVos is a long-time advocate of charter schools and vouchers and ought to make a big difference in her role as Secretary of Education.

We wish her well.

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