Thoughts on Today's Crossroads Recording Session
As many of you know, I co-host a weekly radio program: "Crossroads: Where Faith and Culture Meet." My co-host is Dean Welty, a retired foreign service officer and the Founder and Director of The Valley Family Forum. We use the program to explore current cultural and political issues and how they intersect with issues of faith.
Today's program featured a special guest: Bishop E. W. Jackson, who is the Founder and President of STAND (Staying True to America's National Destiny). He is also a Harvard law graduate, a pastor, and an ex-marine (!). We talked with him about the call for Christians, pastors, and the Church in general to be engaged in our nation's culture, and--in varying degrees and ways--in politics.
Here are my thoughts on today's session and a sneak peak into my favorite parts:
1. Dean was WOUND UP today! The studio could scarcely contain his energy. I hope and pray that when and if I reach his age, I will be as energized and faithful as he is. I am so grateful for friends and mentors like Dean and his wife, Janet.
2. Christian involvement in the culture and in politics is a stewardship issue. Each of us, as an American citizen, has been given the GIFT of liberty and of self-governance. Just as we are called to be good stewards of our time, our finances and our talents, so must we be good and faithful stewards of the gifts of liberty and self-governance that we have been given. How dare any of us sit back and shake our heads or give up?
3. It is right for us to love our country, because our country was founded on right principles--first and foremost among them, that government exists to serve very limited purposes. Government must never become our god.
Do you want to hear the whole thing? If so, click on the "Crossroads" tab. I hope you enjoy it!