Pray for Our Political Leaders (A Prayer from 1 Peter 2)

Pray for Our Political LeadersOne of the first things I do upon waking each day is to pray for our political leaders. I whisper a prayer for God to be gracious to my wife and children. Then I ask God to give humility, wisdom, and righteousness to our leaders—particularly President Trump, Governor Reynolds, and Mayor Haila. Continue reading “Pray for Our Political Leaders (A Prayer from 1 Peter 2)”

I’m a pastor. Reynolds’ ‘constitutional liberties’ comment concerns me.

I am a proud native Iowan. I love our state motto: “Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain.” Though a registered Independent, I lean conservative in most political matters. On top of that, I am a conservative Christian, a pastor, and a Baptist by conviction. Historically, Baptists have been strong supporters of religious liberties. The statement of faith of my local church and denomination (The Baptist Faith and Message) has an entire article on Religious Liberty, which states, “Church and state should be separate.”

So it surprises me as much as anyone to find myself disapproving of Gov. Kim Reynolds’ recent comments on religious liberties.

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