Sunday, February 06, 2011

Faith and the President: "a sustaining force"

President Obama spoke at the 2011 National Prayer Breakfast last week.

The speech provides useful insights into the faith life of the president.

I find his remarks about the church and the role of the church in his life and in his decisions to enter public service very interesting. Like most of us he differentiates church life from authentic spirituality. The Golden Rule, the ultimate value basis for Jesus, and the work of the spiritual leaders of the American Civil Rights Movement and leaders of other faith traditions shaped his worldview. He relates his own conversion experience while working as a community organizer on the south side of Chicago. Well worth your time.

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