He Would Never

He would never tell his congregation
for whom to vote, but, from the pulpit,
he told them to vote and he did it, not

just on constitutional grounds but for
biblical reasons citing justice, mercy
and compassion in a flawed demo-

cratic republic. He said that we don’t
live out our faith in a vacuum but in
the political and economic systems

in which we live. Firebrand, young,
evangelical professors at the local
university vehemently opposed the

preacher saying it is their privilege
as Christians not to vote, not to
participate in the secular city. That

was fifty years ago. What would
they say today?

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