Thursday, November 8, 2012

Take Up and Read: Post Election Special

Well, as you know President Obama was reelected on Tuesday. He did not just win, but he won handily.  Many Christians have commented on the election. Here are some of the blog posts I appreciated. They all come from Christians except for the American Conservative piece.  

Pastor Douglas Wilson gives his two cents on the election and where Christians can go from here. I especially enjoyed his statement about removing children from public education.

The CREC (my denomination) is big on local, parish ministry and being involved in the city where you are located. Pastor Uri Brito gives us a list of ways we can work for change as the local level.    

The Bayly Brothers posted an encouraging sermon from Psalm 11. It reminds us not to despair, but to get back to doing the work of rebuilding the walls.

Here is Pastor Kevin Swanson’s podcast following the election results.  Again, there is good mix of reality with encouragement.

Albert Mohler explains how the election shows a shift in America’s moral landscape and a shift in the Electoral College.  

Denny Burk points out that our job is not just to pray for the President but also to oppose him. This quote from the post struck me.  “Last night’s election is a disaster for social conservatives not so much because of the President’s views, but because the President’s views appear to be a reflection of the nation’s views.

R.C. Sproul reminds us that Jesus rules, even over the White House.  

Finally, the wrote a piece before the election results on how to explain things if Governor Romney lost. There is nothing distinctly Christian about the article. But since Governor Romney did lose it seems especially apropos. 

1 comment:

Jeffrey S. Bolyard said...

Doug Wilson says much ... and nothing.

Let the saints be joyful in glory, let them sing aloud on their beds, let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two edged sword in their hand, to execute vengeance on the nations, and punishments on the peoples; to bind the kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron. Psalm 149:5-8