Resisting Catastrophe and Looking to Resurrection: Faith in the Trump Era


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Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

Sophie Scholl, who played a pivotal role in the White Rose resistance movement wrote: “Somebody, after all, had to make a start. What we wrote and said is also believed by others. They just don’t dare express themselves as we did.”

The more I see the ways that many Christian pastors and leaders are prostituting their faith to defend the indefensible actions

‘of men like President Trump and Alabama candidate for the U.S. Senate, Roy Moore, the more I am convinced that regardless of whatever political power or success that they achieve, that have forever destroyed the credibility of the Christian Church in the United States. They have aligned themselves with White Nationalists, Neo-Nazis, and sexual predators in ways not seen since the German Christians threw away their faith for the cause of Adolf Hitler in the early 1930s.

What was especially discouraging was the…

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One thought on “Resisting Catastrophe and Looking to Resurrection: Faith in the Trump Era

  1. The Church has tarnished your image w/ overidentification with most leaders in US history.
    Lord, will You forgive us for:
    following Wilson into WWI and eugenics? Coolidge into isolarion? Hoover into managed economy? Fdr into socialism and WWII? Truman into UN? Eisenhower into nation building? Kennedy into cult if oersonality? LBJ into welfare state? Nixon into warfare state? Ford into Establushment state? Carter into globalism? Reagan into anti Communism? Bush I into Gulf War and new age? Clinton into nepotism? Bush II into war and. Nation building? Obama into collectivism and diminishment of family-gender ID? Trump and civil rights?
    Have mercy on us; we have longed for our leaders and our isms to provide what the Almighty alone can: peace within expressing itself in Chesed! Come Messiah! Have mercy on the fears, bitter root judgments, and separations of our hearts? We look to You; Prince of Peace, King of Kings, Lord if Lords, and President of Presidents. Amen.

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