Election Civility

Rev. Ben Gosden is associate pastor at Mulberry Street United Methodist Church in Macon. He wrote this column of 10 great suggestions for this election season for the Macon Telegraph this past Sunday:
http://www.macon.com/2012/09/22/2185949/ten-things-christians-need-to.html

I particularly liked Numbers 1 and 8, but it is best read as a whole:

1. People in both political parties go to church. God is neither a Democrat nor a Republican. No political party has a monopoly on the will of God and there are good, Christian people who affiliate with both parties.

8. Don’t spread those toxic political e-mails. Be the one to stop the circulation of propaganda-driven materials. Lovingly ask friends to stop sending them to you and be a witness for civility

Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2012/09/22/2185949/ten-things-christians-need-to.html

What would you add to his list of 10?

We pray for our country and leaders too.

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About Tom Bolton

I'm a Husband and Dad, an Enterprise Systems Manager at the City of Milwaukee, and a Disciple and Lay Servant at First United Methodist of West Allis. I love working beside young people. As I study the Bible, sometimes I feel moved to work through my understanding by writing poetry. I also am going through a process to discern my calling, and to learn more about Christian Leadership. Sometimes I just feel like writing about something that grabs my attention too.
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3 Responses to Election Civility

  1. Nick says:

    Great post. Another is here:
    “If you are watching political ads, speeches, debates, and you find yourself growing fearful, angry, or depressed (the latter two are often rooted in deep fear), remember that your true trust is elsewhere.”

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/peterenns/2012/09/dear-christian-if-the-thought-of-either-romney-or-obama-getting-elected-makes-you-fearful-angry-or-depressed-you-have-what-we-call-a-theological-problem/

  2. aronzak says:

    Reblogged this on Aronzak’s Rantings and commented:
    Great post. Another is here:
    “If you are watching political ads, speeches, debates, and you find yourself growing fearful, angry, or depressed (the latter two are often rooted in deep fear), remember that your true trust is elsewhere.”

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/peterenns/2012/09/dear-christian-if-the-thought-of-either-romney-or-obama-getting-elected-makes-you-fearful-angry-or-depressed-you-have-what-we-call-a-theological-problem/

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