As political rancor festers, believers urged to focus not on the donkey or the elephant — but the Lamb.
By Bobby Ross Jr. | The Christian Chronicle
Chris McCurley has noticed something.
“People are angrier than ever,” he said.
That includes many Christians, said McCurley, who preaches for the Oldham Lane Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas.
“I believe it’s a combination of things: COVID, politics, etc.,” he said. “I think we would all be better off if we … turned off social media, opened our Bibles, got on our knees and kept ourselves busy with kingdom work.”
Dan Cooper, elder and retired minister for the Pitman Road Church of Christ in Sewell, N.J., shares McCurley’s concern.
“Both COVID opinions and political expressions have created greater division,” Cooper said.
Among Americans in general, growing shares of Democrats and Republicans “now describe those in the other party as more closed-minded, dishonest, immoral and unintelligent than other Americans,” a recent Pew Research Center survey reveals.
This story appears in the online edition of The Christian Chronicle.
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