A bold proclamation from a mild-mannered newsman offers historical context and scriptural reference to support this thesis.
Here's my favorite passage . . .
In Christianity, the history of being political in proclamations goes back to Jesus and to the very first creed of the infant church: "Jesus is Lord." What that said to the Roman rulers of the Holy Land at the time was that Caesar was not lord. There could be nothing more political at the time than concluding that and announcing exactly that.
Sadly, political preaching risks dividing Americans even further given that few of us agree on government and the faithful seeking refuge in houses of prayer might not appreciate the intrusion.
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In some ways the jobs of opinion columnists and preachers are quite similar: Both must try to find what is -- or at least seems -- true and share it with readers, listeners or viewers. Columnists, however, are rarely obligated...