I wrote the following post on Saturday, November 3, 2012 . . . 3 days before the world knew who the next USA President would be. And at Jonathan Merritt’s suggestion, I decided to wait and publish it today.
Here it is . . .
Saturday: November 3, 2012
When I publish this post on Wednesday, the United States will know who their next President is for the next four years.
Upon learning this news, one part of my country is so angry right now their eyes are crossing. Others are so depressed they feel lower than a whale’s navel.
Still others are euphoric . . . or relieved.
And then there are those who aren’t paying attention and don’t care two hoots.
A reminder to all: Jesus of Nazareth is still on the throne. Everything is under His control. Whether “your man” won or lost, Jesus is our ultimate hope for this world.
That said, a new book that may help Americans to think through where their country stands politically is Jonathan Merritt’s A Faith of Our Own: Following Jesus Beyond the Culture Wars.
(The title of this post comes straight from Merritt’s book.)
In some ways, Jonathan Merritt’s book is a follow-up to Carl F. Henry’s classic work, The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Evangelicalism, Hal Miller’s seminal piece The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Evangelicalism, and James Barr’s Beyond Fundamentalism . . . only with a stronger political emphasis added to it.
Kirsten Powers, Fox News Political and USA Today contributor, wrote the Foreword to Merritt’s book.
Cal Thomas (USA Today columnist and Fox News contributor), Ed Stetzer (president of LifeWay Research), and Ronald Sider (author of Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger) wrote strong endorsements.
In addition, New Testament scholar Scot McKnight highlighted Merritt’s book numerous times on his blog.
Last week, I interviewed Jonathan Merritt on his new book. Here it is . . .[Continue Reading...]