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Election Day: ‘Our Daniel moment’

A message from Erik Tryggestad, The Christian Chronicle's president and CEO

‘This is our Daniel moment.”

Willie Hubbard, who ministers for a church just miles from the U.S. Capitol, spoke those words during a Christian Chronicle panel discussing today’s presidential election.

In a divided, increasingly godless society it’s time — past time — for people of faith to pull together and to be everything that the world is not, just as Daniel stood for God and spoke truth to power in a rebellious nation.


Please take a moment to hear from Hubbard, minister for the District Heights Church of Christ in Maryland, and our other panelists:

Neal Coates, chair of the department of political science and criminal justice at Abilene Christian University.

• Cheryl Mann Bacon, retired department of journalism chair at ACU and Christian Chronicle correspondent.

• Patrick Medlock, minister for the Springhill Road Church of Christ in Tallahassee, Fla.

We hope that you find the discussion uplifting and thought-provoking.

Whatever happens today, God remains in control. And he is at work to accomplish his will.

I greatly appreciate these words from my brother-in-law, Lamar Bowman, delivered before the Lord’s Supper on Sunday at the Brentwood Hills Church of Christ in Nashville, Tenn.

“What we need to do now and on Tuesday and in the future is to be the church – his body, his people, distinct from this nation and any other nation and yet a part of it. We need to be one body, unified and there for each other.”

What does this mean?

“Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for the one who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the Law. For this, ‘You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,’ and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the Law.” (Romans 13:8-10 NASB)

So let us put our trust in the Lord and the God who has never forsaken his people.

When we share in communion, “it reminds us of what unifies us, what defines us and what gives us purpose,” Bowman said. “It is our subjection to the only true king and lord who will live and reign forever with us. And it’s this Lord that we will all stand before on the day of judgement and give an account of every deed and every word, every tweet, every post that we have made. So let us put our trust in the Lord and the God who has never forsaken his people. Let us commit ourselves to him.”

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