He’ll be giving the benediction tomorrow night and you can read his thoughts in this Christianity Today article. He replaces Cameron Strang, head editor of Relevant Magazine, who cited not wanting to show favoritism as his reason for pulling out. I’m not quite sure I understand his rationale, but the excerpt below from his website spells it out pretty clearly:
A few weeks ago, I was asked if I’d be interested in possibly praying at the Democratic National Convention. Taken aback, but intrigued at the opportunity, I accepted. What better way to continue positive dialogue, show support for an emphasis on faith issues and pray in a forum where faith isn’t typically thought to be emphasized? To quote someone close to me—and meaning no disrespect whatsoever to Christian Democrats—it was a chance to be “light in the darkness.”
Ugh. Spare me. Self-righteous much?
Bobby: “Hey Fred, you want to come over for dinner tonight? My mother is making her famous meatloaf.”
Fred: “I’ll pass, Bobby. It’s just that…….and I mean no disrespect when I say this but……you’re mom’s a terrible cook and everything she makes makes me want to puke. But I mean that in the nicest way possible. You understand, right? I’ll swing by for dessert if that’s cool.”