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Being the Church in the Trump Years (Part 1)

From Brian McLaren at OnFaith

If you are a pastor, priest, or other Christian leader in the U.S., or if you are an active church member, the election of Donald Trump has changed your life and ministry, and not just a little, but a lot, and for the foreseeable future.

In the last few weeks, I’ve heard about church staff members being forbidden from posting on social media for fear it will inflame political tensions in the congregation. I’ve heard from pastors wondering how they’ll feed their children if they speak out and are fired. I’ve spoken with pastors and church members who are so sickened by the politics of “white Christian America” that they just want to walk away from the whole thing. “If we don’t walk on eggshells,” one priest told me, “we’ll drive some people away, but if we don’t speak out boldly, we’ll drive others away.”

Whatever you are currently doing — celebrating Trump, denouncing him, or walking on eggshells, seldom if ever in your lifetime have you faced such agonizing choices as a Christian. Continue here.