I don’t normally focus so much on links to articles by others, but I’ve been extraordinarily busy these past couple of weeks and have had no time to write original posts. Also, in this political season, there have been some thought-provoking articles written that I hope will challenge our thinking.
In that vein, here’s a link to a post by Josh Harris of Covenant Life Church. It’s a rather lengthy read, but I would encourage everyone to read the entire post. It contains both a letter from potential church members, and Josh’s response. The letter is a very thoughtful presentation of the turmoil many Christian voters are feeling over being “one-issue” voters. Josh’s response is not only a well thought out answer and a demonstration of a pastor’s heart, it is a good model for those of us who face similar views and questions.
“Recently a couple pursuing membership in our church wrote me a very thoughtful, humble letter with questions generated by the recent sermon “Don’t Waste Your Vote.” In particular, they took issue with the emphasis placed on the issue of abortion. While pro-life themselves, they felt that by highlighting abortion we were essentially endorsing a particular party. I wrote them back and sought to share the perspective of the pastoral team, why we did what we did and how we view this issue.”
You can read Josh’s post here: Correspondence on Abortion and Voting
May all discourse between believers be this grace-filled and courteous.