Whenever a new controversy erupts in the media, many Christians are quick to offer their opinions on social media. This usually leads to knock-down, drag-outs in a viper pit called “Facebook.” (The recent “NFL-take-a-knee” controversy is just one example. Next month it will be something else.)
Sometimes I’m asked by readers, “Frank, what’s your opinion on [the latest headline controversy]?”
My answer is always the same. Here it is …
Standing at the root of all political and social causes is the misplaced hope that we humans can fix the problems of the world. We are capable of creating an earthly Utopia by sitting at Caesar’s table and creating laws and policies that will solve the world’s problems.
This hope lives in the hearts of both the Progressive Left and the Conservative Right. Though they are seemingly poles apart, both the Left and the Right place their trust in a worldly mechanism to bring about world change. Each just picks a different cause for which to fight.[Continue Reading…]