Vice President Mike Pence gave the graduation speech at Jerry Falwell Jr’s Liberty University recently. Michael Sean Winters who writes about politics and culture for the National Catholic Reporter analyzed Pence’s speech. He used it to explain many of the issues with modern evangelicalism today.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
Romans 11:13 NIV
Sanctuary of Fourth Presbyterian Church Chicago
Recently Michael Sean Winters wrote a fascinating column in the National Catholic Reporter. Winters who writes about religion and politics looks at current issues from a Catholic perspective. Mike Pence visited Jerry Falwell Jr’s Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia where he gave the graduation speech about how evangelical Christians are being persecuted for their faith in the United States. Michael Sean Writers analyzes what the Vice-President said and also the evangelical theology behind the speech. For Michael Sean Winters the talk highlighted all that is wrong in modern evangelicalism today. Sometimes the best take on a movement or belief system can come from the outside. So I will leave you with the article which you can read in, “Pence’s address was everything that’s wrong with evangelicalism today.”