And shame on any Pastor who would.
I say this because I received an email inviting me to a training session at the ‘personal invitation of Senator Ted Cruz’.
Insofar as this is clearly an event intended to harvest workers for the camp of Cruz and other politicians who think it appropriate to attempt to co-opt theologians and clerics I reject the invitation and furthermore declare that any pastor who would attend such an event is to the Church of Christ the same as the clerics who were co-opted by Nazi ideology and the German Christian movement.
Any Pastor who takes up the cause of politics has laid down the Cross. It is not our place to support politicians or the State. Rather, it is our task to stand toe to toe with the State. And that you cannot do if the State has you in its pocket.
So, Senator Cruz and the ‘Oklahoma Renewal Project’ and ‘The American Renewal Project’, I am not interested. Instead, I will continue to proclaim Scripture to power. It’s a shame clerics who join with you have abandoned their calling. But they have.