In my last blog, I addressed some of President Trump’s less-than-Christian remarks at this year’s National Prayer Breakfast. It amazes me how the press, who often disdain everything Christian, quickly judges the worthiness of those who refer to themselves as a believer.
While I agree with the President’s critics that he failed to live up to the high standards called for by Scripture, I also pointed out that all of us fall short of these aspirations. Trump himself acknowledged that he often makes things difficult for believers who support him. The audience laughed with understanding. God is still working on all of us. Thankfully, He doesn’t disown us every time we fail.
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When I saw the headlines in my newsfeed last evening, I sighed. President Trump’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast were the talk of the airways, and they were not ideal. Less than two days after what was arguably his most presidential speech yet, the president was jumping back in the mud. While the State of the Union Address was controversial, it was missing the petty digs and character assassinations that all too often emerge from Trump’s twitter feeds and off-the-cuff remarks. The Prayer Breakfast seemed to return to business as usual–or so the headlines implied.
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Recently, there has been much buzz over the President’s
State of the Union Address as well as the associated protestations of his
detractors. Opinions abound. Numerous comments, in both professional and personal
media, sadly reinforce already well-established biases. Often, today’s
commentators abandon critical reasoning, and instead, resort to spinning every
societal happening into confirmation bias.
Linguistic yoga has reached a new level as polarized pundits
witness the same event and then mutilate the facts in such a way as to advance
their own pre-determined agendas. These pontificators of cultural righteousness
see nothing wrong with their side and everything wrong with the other.
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