OK, it’s a pretty monumental time we’re living in. I watched the DNC this week and, apart from the fact that I don’t hold the views that many at the DNC do–I’m a pro-life conservative–I felt like it was important to be a part of the convention. To say that I watched–that I was alive–when Barack Obama was given the Democratic nomination for president, is, I think, a big deal. Not to mention that it was on the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s famous ‘Dream’ speech, 45 years ago.
And now, to watch McCain’s pick of Palin for VP, it just makes things interesting, for sure. Not to mention that he made the announcement in my hometown, Dayton, Ohio. Go Dayton! I mean, don’t leave Dayton…Forbes, it’s not that bad! Yeah, we’ve lost some jobs but we have killer statues downtown (OK, honestly, the statues can be creepy) and a great AAA (AA? I don’t know) ball team, I’m sure you’ve heard of the Dragons.
Things are just starting to get rolling though, for sure. With the addition of the VPs comes the addition of heated arguments about who’s qualified, most experienced and who’s got the most sordid past–that’s the unfortunate side
As things progress, I want to talk more about how the issues and the candidates impact us and how we should respond as ministry leaders. I also want to discuss how we should handle these news events within our communities. But for now, I will leave you with this piece from Donald Miller’s blog about his correspondence with Barack and Michelle Obama. I think you’ll like it. Here it is.