Ten Questions Post over on the Huffington Post

A new version of my ten questions post from yesterday has just been published over on the Huffington Post (see the original post here).

About Alastair Roberts

Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.
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4 Responses to Ten Questions Post over on the Huffington Post

  1. Wow. And so in the context of the Huff Post’s unabashed total support for Hillary Clinton, your article has become a pro-Hillary piece, despite the line saying you don’t intend to persuade anyone to vote for any particular person.

    That’s okay, I guess. I’m just surprised.

    • I disagree.

      When they asked me to write for them, I knew that their stance might be distracting. However, my piece makes clear that I think the standard critics of Trump and his voters dangerously overstate their case, that I am not advocating any candidate, and that my sole concern is that Christian Trump-voters do serious business with their consciences.

      Although it may be more difficult for people to read such a piece in the context of the partisan character of the Huffington Post, I hoped that the people it was addressing would be fair-minded enough to, even in that context, temporarily close out the critics and wrestle with their conscience. While it certainly isn’t an ideal location to call people to have such a conversation with themselves, I am more concerned to get the message out to as many potential Christian Trump supporters as possible than I am with doing so under ideal conditions.

      • I understand your intentions.

        I wonder whether the hope for fair mindedness is fainter than usual in the heated atmosphere of this election. 🙂 Certainly, I doubt the Huff Post would be asking you to write for the reasons you outline. But that’s not to say writing for them was a bad idea.

      • I bore in mind Paul’s approach to speaking the truth in Philippians 1:15-18 and decided that, though I knew the intentions of the HuffPo weren’t mine, the important thing was that I was conveying a message I thought needed to be heard.

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