America’s moral, cultural and societal trajectory is disturbing to many Christians. These changes are particularly worrying when they impact our children. Among other things, parents are forced to have conversations about sexuality, pornography, and identity in a manner and on a timetable we likely would not have chosen. News headlines once reflecting realities “out there” are now openly discussed in elementary school classrooms. In the midst of anxiety and feelings of being overwhelmed, its good to reflect on what is true. When we treasure Gods’ Word—the definitive proclamation about reality—we can be at peace in the storm and give our children the gift of an unshakable and certain hope.
I spend a ton of time in the car or on the train. One way I’ve tried to redeem that time is to listen to sermons and podcasts. A particular podcast I’ve found enjoyable and useful over the years and especially helpful in this election season is “The Briefing” by Al Mohler. Described as, “Daily worldview analysis about the leading news headlines and cultural conversations,” Mohler presents sound biblical perspectives on matters Christians need to think carefully about. The episodes deal with topics ranging from family and social concerns to political and moral issues. The podcast is usually only 15-20 minutes and is available every weekday morning.
The country is in the midst of the most contentious presidential campaign in our nation’s history. In addition, neither candidate generates positive ratings among potential voters. This election has regularly been talked about in terms of selecting “the lesser of two evils”. How are those who are followers of Christ to make a decision on how to vote? Should we vote for the lesser of two evils? What should we expect from our elected officials?
Here are a couple of thoughts: