Dobson Says Trump is a Baby Christian
July 5, 2016
- Current Events, Current Events, Ministry Briefing, Start Here, Uncategorized
Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family may be one of the only people in America who can call Donald Trump a “baby” and not get attacked on Twitter. However, Dobson was referring to Trump’s faith, claiming that Trump had recently converted to Christianity, just in time to run for president. Trump did not comment on Dobson’s assertion.
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Why this story matters for church leaders:
No one can determine a genuine profession of faith for sure, but church leaders should beware the motives of politicians.
- Who Is Helping Who? Are church leaders being exploited by politicians who over-promise and under-deliver in order to get their help with an election?
- What Is the Message? When church leaders publicly support politicians, do they limit their ability to share the Gospel widely?
- Is Trump Different? Should Trump’s racially charged and misogynistic campaign particularly off limits for church leaders to support compared to other political leaders who are less volatile?
What are some good boundaries for church leaders and politics?
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