The Point

More Important than Politics

10/1/20

John Stonestreet

There were no highlights from Tuesday night’s first of what will be three presidential debates. There were only lowlights: insults, anger, untruths, misreporting, and, especially, talking over each other. As hard as it was to watch, a harder truth to swallow is that we should no longer have any illusions about the current state of our nation. What was on the stage was a reflection of what we have become.

That means that any real restoration cannot and will not be achieved by elections. Please vote. It’s a part of our duty as citizens and Christians, but also, please remember what my friend Trevin Wax tweeted out Tuesday night: “for perspective— what happens on Sunday in churches across our nation, where the gospel is preached and King Jesus is exalted, is exponentially more eternally significant than what we’ve witnessed tonight.

Amen. And I’d only add that what happened the next morning at the breakfast table, the conversation and connection, and especially the catechism you shared with your children, is far more important than anything else we saw or heard Tuesday night.

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Resources:

The Best Analysis on Tuesday’s Debate Was Given 42 Years Ago

John Stonestreet | Breakpoint | October 1, 2020

Heading into the Election, What Would You Say About the Tough Issues of 2020?

John Stonestreet | Breakpoint | September 15, 2020

Christians and Elections . . . What Do We Do?

John Stonestreet | Breakpoint | September 2, 2020

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