By Jeremy | November 12, 2008
In light of the seismic shift that happened in the socio-political landscape last week, and President-Elect Barack Obama’s campaign pledge of “change we can believe in,” this thought from Andy Crouch’s book Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling stood out this afternoon:
“Is there a way to change the world without falling into one of the many traps laid for would-be world changers? If so, it will require us to learn the one thing the language of â€œchanging the worldâ€ usually lacks: humility, defined not so much as bashfulness about our own abilities as awed and quiet confidence in Godâ€™s ability.” â€” Culture Making, p.201
In all the evangelical hand wringing that occurred before and after the election, where have we heard some humility? Even conservative icon P.J. O’Rourke confessed after the election, “We blew it.” Please, let’s make that be the start of any Conservative evangelical discussion of an Obama Presidency.