Depoliticizing the Pulpit: Finally a pastor keeps it real

Posted: October 2, 2008 in Denominational Fun, Follow up, Keep it real, Politics, Snap, Crackle and POP Culture
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Wall Watchers everywhere, allow me to introduce my new media hero, Dr. Voddie Baucham. Please enjoy this clip beginning at 1:01 from CNN (a righteous set-up if there ever was one in media) and HiScrivener’s commentary below:

Oh, I would adore being this guy’s PR rep. Did anyone catch that glorious nugget of wisdom that makes my argument for this entire “Brickhouse Series?:

We are about the Gospel. The culture doesn’t dictate truth, the Gospel dictates truth. My job is not to be a political pundit or a political activist – my job is to be a pastor, and proclaim the truth of the Gospel as clearly as I can.

Voddie, where have you been? This bastion of faith – and a salty amount of apologetics – was put on CNN for a witch hunt. “Sarah Palin is forcing evangelicals who don’t want women in the pulpit are considering her in the White House” or some such… and then they’re off to the modern Salem witch trialser, the races.

He was called sexist, implied as a fraud and was ganged up on by an uber-liberal feminista preacher and the host herself who even brought up the prophet-ess Deborah from the Book of Judges. I’m sorry?! Who brings that out of her bag of tricks?!

Oh yeah, one that was prepped by an intern with a hankering to exegete and to put a preacher in a corner.

Too bad, if you watched the clip, you’ll see. Dr. Voddie Baucham has a depoliticized pulpit and is proud of it. Why can’t all pastors be like this? You know, takes their call seriously to promote faith and proselytize the Gospel rather than push a candidate and pose as a pundit in lieu of Jesus’ blessing.

And despite my buzz for alliteration, this man personifies what a pastor should do – keep your vote in your back pocket and focus on the issues, the scriptures and the people. Amen, Voddie. Job well done.

[Bricklaying shout out to noted another brick in the wall, I’m Speaking Truth, for finding this gem in the rough.]


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