I want to be an informed voter but it is increasingly difficult for me to stomach the derisive, hostile and often mocking tone of many recent political speeches (never mind the all mudslinging ads or insane punditry out there these days).  Reading the transcripts afterward helps a little bit, but it can be difficult to sort out truth from fiction, innuendo from issues.

If there’s a silver lining to all of this, I suppose today’s political climate reminds those of us who follow Christ that our ultimate hope is not in a particular politician or the political process. Tony Campolo says this in the latest issue of Relevant:

My contention is that if anybody asks if you’re a Democrat or a Republican, the answer should be, “Please name the issue.” On certain issues, I’m going to come across as someone who likes what the Republicans say, and on other issues I will come across as saying what the Democrats say.

Jesus might not be on the ballot for president, but maybe He could at least run for mayor of Detroit?  Lord knows, Detroit needs the help.

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