Bible Studies Begin Again at the White House
In an “exclusive,” CBN News talked to Ralph Drollinger of Capitol Ministries and his successful efforts to lead Bible studies at the White House — presumably after an 8-year Obama Administration hiatus:
Drollinger is a former NBA-playing giant of a man with an even bigger calling. He founded Capitol Ministries with the idea that if you change the hearts of lawmakers, then their Christian world view will guide them to make good policies.
He’s started Bible studies in 40 state capitols, a number of foreign capitols, teaches weekly studies in the U.S. House and Senate and now leads about a dozen members of President Trump’s Cabinet in weekly studies of the scriptures.
Health Secretary Tom Price, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Agriculture Secretary Sunny Perdue, and CIA Director Mike Pompeo are just a few of the regulars.
The article leads off by noting President Trump’s staff has “been called the most evangelical Cabinet in history,” though it fails to mention that’s also been used as a pejorative. Michael “Mikey” Weinstein and Chris Rodda, for example, see this as evidence their conspiracy theory is coming to fruition, and Christians really are trying to take over the world. (To start a second Holocaust, nuclear war, and bring on the Second Coming. Seriously.)
Over at the “Friendly” Atheist, blogger Hemant Mehta questioned whether it was even legal for government officials to attend a Bible study. Because atheism, apparently. Apparently “religious freedom” has a different meaning if you’re anti-religion.
Back to the article at hand, in an interesting and astute observation, Drollinger compared Trump to another Biblical giant:
Like others, Drollinger often compares President Trump to biblical strongman Samson.
Yes, everybody knows Samson was strong. But Samson was also not a terribly moral person, and he was riddled with worldly faults — yet he was sent and installed by God for a purpose.
President Trump as Samson? Interesting thought.
[God] changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.
– Daniel 2:21