Who to Vote in 2020

November 1, 2020

There is too much at stake. I tried not to weigh in. There is just too much at stake. I’ve got to tell you who to vote for.

Here it goes…

You should vote for yourself.

No, I do not mean you should write in your name for any office. Instead, I mean you should vote to be the best version of yourself you can be. You see, all your habits are like votes. This means every day you are voting. I got this from author James Clear. He says:

Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. No single instance will transform your beliefs, but as the votes build up, so does the evidence of your new identity.

James Clear in Atomic Habits

If you want to see change, you have got to use your votes.

In worship this week I talked about this. I said:

How many of you early voted? How many of you are waiting until election day? Well let me tell you something. You have already made a pretty important vote. You voted to be the type of person who comes to worship on the Lord’s day.

From worship on Sunday, November 1st, 2020

I hope the U.S. elections go your way. As a pastor though, I care so much more about the habits you are building. Habits like spending time silent before Jesus, attending church, and loving your neighbor (even if they vote for you know who). My hope is you vote to be the person God has designed you to be.

There is too much at stake.

Steering Toward Sctipure 16 x 9 Matthew Everhard

For Season One of the David Donnan Podcast we are looking at ways to “steer toward scripture”. The David Donnan podcast was created to help develop resources for a life of faith in Jesus Christ.

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Rev. Dr. Matthew Everhard joins us to talk about practical Bible reading tips.

Rev. Dr. Matthew Everhard is the pastor of Gospel Fellowship PCA just north of Pittsburgh. His YouTube channel is youtube.com/MatthewEverhard where he has thousands of subscribers. He is the author of several books including Hold Fast the Faith, Unknown, and Christ our Supreme Joy.

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I just finished reading N.T. Wright’s latest book God and the Pandemic A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and Its Aftermath. I posted on social media I was reading this book. My post had several people ask for a review.

Instead of a review let me give you three reasons why you should read it.

#1 It is short. I get it, reading theology can seem overwhelming. This is a bright spot for those who are curious about theology but theologians longer works can seem too daunting. This book clocks in at under 80 pages. Just 80 pages and you can brag to all your friends, “I read theology books.”

#2 It is powerful. This book is powerful in that it deals with something we all are all experiencing. The power is also found in how all people of faith have been wondering what God is doing? N.T. does not leave us hanging. He says. “Part of the the answer to the question, ‘Where is God in the pandemic?’ must be, ‘Out there on the front line, suffering and dying to bring healing and hope.'” (p. 68) Wright does a masterful job of explaining not only where is God but what role do believers play now and in the future.

#3 It is apolitical. Here in the USA almost everything about the pandemic has been politicized. It is refreshing to hear a discussion about the pandemic from not only a theologian but someone outside of the USA. Disclaimer: if you view every thing through a political lens I am sure you will find something you consider political.

Well, what are you waiting for? Go get grab your copy now.