What Politics Can Teach the Church (October 23, 2013)
In modern politics you must be ready to respond to critical issues within hours – not days. The church grades high when natural disasters strike. But when public policies threaten the fundamental meaning of marriage, too often the Church doesn’t know about it or just keeps silent.
Recently, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville have moved toward redefining marriage in regard to personnel policies for their employees. While a few pastors responded when contacted, the vast majority are silent. It’s disappointing that no group of pastors has come forward to publicly uphold the sanctity of marriage or even call for organized prayer.
Prophets like Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Amos stood before Kings and told the truth. They were more fearful of God if they said nothing than of what the people or rulers would say about them. We need leaders like those of old.
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Read more about this issue in David Fowler’s recent commentary, What Politics Can Teach The Church