Last week I spent a considerable amount of time watching the confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett. Remarkably, just weeks before a contentious presidential election taking place in the midst of a global pandemic and historic political polarization, the hearings were quite civil.
One of the most discouraging things in my walk with Jesus has been seeing Christian leaders fall. At this point in my life, I’ve seen it happen so many times that it is hardly surprising anymore. In fact, at times I feel numb to it. It seems like every year, and sometimes every week, there is news of a different Christian leader, on some level, who has fallen into moral failure.
In the last few months, I’ve had a number of friends reach out to me about the upcoming election. Many were looking for advice. Others were just hoping to talk things through. But most of them were struggling to some degree with how they should vote for President.
I've been in conversation with friends, family members, and strangers about the election for many months now. There is a lot to say. And a lot has been said. For today, here are a few thoughts that I want to put out there for other Christians to consider:
Since shortly after Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, Catholics, evangelicals, and many others in the United States have looked forward to a day when that ruling would be overturned.