The National Prayer Breakfast

Have you come across The National Prayer Breakfast in America? If you’re not sure, Wikipedia describes it as:

It is hosted by members of the United States Congress and is organized on their behalf by The Fellowship Foundation, a Christian organization. It is designed to be a forum for the political, social, and business elite to assemble and pray together.

Baring the above in mind, Jimmy Kimmel has shown a comparison between Donald Trump, and President Obama at the Prayer Breakfast…

Subtle difference…

The MAGA Church

Well, this is from someone a little new. An American Conservative group called The Lincoln Project have released an Anti Trump advert…

…with “Trump Language” included. (Therefore not really kid friendly).

Theological Question of The Week

Question. What does it mean to be saved?

Seriously.

For some its a matter of prayer, for some its a matter of the right prayer, others its about behavior, some – works. Its a question that preachers and cleaver people all over, spend time trying to work out the answer to.

Jim Bakker has a test…

You know what? Trump is a test [of] whether you are even saved. Only saved people can love Trump. No, you gotta be really saved! You gotta forgive! You gotta be able to forgive… you forgive when you’re saved!

I guess reinforcing that to be a Christian, is to love God, is a way of getting Christians to vote for Trump?

This Week In The Internet

Perhaps its because its nearly Christmas. Perhaps its because Donald Trump is being impeached, but there’s been a few talking points from the Christian internet world this week.

No. Its totally all about Donald Trump being impeached and American Evangelicals… reacting…

Christianity Today had something to say…

So. The US magazine Christianity Today, has pretty much come out and said this week that Donald Trump should go, and Christians shouldn’t support him.

Whether Mr. Trump should be removed from office by the Senate or by popular vote next election—that is a matter of prudential judgment. That he should be removed, we believe, is not a matter of partisan loyalties but loyalty to the Creator of the Ten Commandments.

Christianity Today

It has lit Twitter on fire, and credit should be given to Christianity Today for making it clear where they stand.

To the many evangelicals who continue to support Mr. Trump in spite of his blackened moral record, we might say this: Remember who you are and whom you serve. Consider how your justification of Mr. Trump influences your witness to your Lord and Savior. Consider what an unbelieving world will say if you continue to brush off Mr. Trump’s immoral words and behavior in the cause of political expediency. If we don’t reverse course now, will anyone take anything we say about justice and righteousness with any seriousness for decades to come?

Christianity Today

Hopefully these strong words would start to give people the permission to feel they can also disagree with Christians about Trump.

Donald Trump had something to say…

Because of course he did…

And unsurprisingly doesn’t address the point of the article.

Then Franklin Graham piled on…

But doesn’t address the nuance of the Christianity Today article.

Hopefully 2020 will be the year that politics and Christianity becomes a little less binary. A little less black and white. And a little more open to discussion.

“Effort To Impeach Trump Is Effort To Impeach Christian Values”?

Well. According to Robert Jeffress, Mega Church Pastor, and close supporter of Donald Trump, the effort to impeach Trump is a direct effort to impeach “christian values”.

Watching this, I cant help but think of that quote “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”

But, is he telling people that impeaching Trump is against Christianity, or is support of a republican president already seen to be so very linked with Christianity, that he is now simply reinforcing a lie?

How the heck do you even “impeach Christian values” anyway?