One of the most respected conservative theologians has thrown his opinion in the political ring and has advocated for the election of Donald Trump. His name is Dr. Wayne Grudem, the distinguished Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary. Prior to that he was a Biblical theology professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. You may read his endorsement here. http://m.townhall.com/columnists/waynegrudem/2016/07/28/why-voting-for-donald-trump-is-a-morally-good-choice-n2199564
It’s the election season and people are passionate. Any person slightly involved in social media has seen the flurry and firestorm of opinions with regards to candidates, platforms, nominations, and the general election. It is as passionate and crazy as I have ever seen in my lifetime.
One of the common themes or comments I see repeatedly is the cry for more pastors to be involved in the political process. It stretches from simple wishful thinking to an all out assault on pastoral integrity. Believe me, I get the frustrations and the dynamics of pastoral involvement better than most. I am not only a pastor who is deeply involved in cultural engagement and the political process, but I believe a part of my calling is to help fellow pastors cross the bridge to more meaningful involvement. I understand what it is like to lead people in a real live congregation in these matters as well as reach out to pastors and understand their reluctance to open up this can. I have on more occasions than I can count challenged my colleagues to get on the field and use their influence in this arena for “righteousness exalts a nation”. I have also tried to lead people in executing a better and more biblical template with regards to how we select our civil leaders and turn a nation’s trajectory back to God.