PUBLIC VIEWPOINT Comfortable With Obama’s Christianity
Posted: January 11, 2013 at 2:52 a.m.
Hiram Cooper (Public Viewpoint, Jan. 4) is alarmed about the results of the recent election, believing that we are losing our country to nonbelievers. I take this to be a reference to President Obama, who is a longtime member of the United Church of Christ, the denomination in which I was trained for ministry 45 years ago. When we compare the two candidates in the recent election, we see that the president’s Christian credentials meet or exceed the Christian credentials of his opponent. I am impressed with President Obama’s understanding of Christian theology. Since I have been a pastor for half a century, I pay close attention to such things. Our president shares with me and many of us an admiration for Reinhold Niebuhr, who was the most influential American Protestant theologian of the last century.
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