Things I Thought: Rewind
I respect the readers here…this place allows me and the reading community to express a greater divergence of thought on “Christian” issues than any other site of comparable size that I’m aware of.
The hallmark of most of what is posted by the community is that it is thoughtful and open to challenge, as we saw on the previous thread.
Having said all that, my guess is that my readership is 80-90% Republican and conservative…and those readers and supporters came to their convictions as thoughtfully and prayerfully as the 10-20% of us without that affiliation came to ours.
If this site is going to have any value at all in these discussions it will only create that value by creating space for real dialog, not pep rallies between sides.
The Gospel does not belong to any political entity…it transcends political and national interests and must be kept separate and above them.
The Gospel is not a weapon to be wielded against brothers and sisters, it is what was given to overcome the divisions among us over temporal issues.
Going forward, let us preach the Gospel to ourselves and each other in this contentious season, being ambassadors of Christ not only to the world, but to each other.
My apologies for not modeling this previously.