Heaping Coals, Redux

Just when I was going to publicly commend Doug Wilson on a fine post in his Blog and Mablog about the importance of children in worship — which I will anyway; excellent points, Doug! — I scroll down only to find that in an earlier one he persists in his demonization of our new president. “A leftist thug from Chicago,” “bad for the unborn,” he says of Obama, tossing in another Ayers/Dorn yuk-yuk for good measure.

Last Sunday I prayed at church for “our brother Barack.” I’d like to think that’s not exceptional; it evinces neither extreme piety on my part nor great theological insight. I’m just trying to obey the Lord, who demands that we pray for and show honor toward our leaders, in this case, a man who claims Christ as his Lord and Savior and demonstrates fruit in keeping with it.

Mr. Wilson may consider this post yet another coal heaped on his head, done so in the hope of his repentance.

2 Responses to “Heaping Coals, Redux”

  1. Philipa says:

    Right on, Keely! We pray for our leaders to have wisdom and make good decisions. Perfectly acceptable and non-partisan prayer.

  2. Thanks, Philipa. I agree with you, and I’m glad you’re reading PV!

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