A Lesson from Rush Limbaugh

Posted: February 24, 2021 in Uncategorized

As I write this (about a week ahead), I have just heard about the passing of a broadcasting legend, Rush Limbaugh. I know some may think I’ve lost my mind. You may want to cancel me just for calling him that. If you do, you might want to read my post on Cancel Culture first. What made him a legend was simple. You could love him or hate him, but you could not ignore him. He was a polarizing figure to be sure, but there was something I loved about him. Don’t cancel me yet, read on, because it is something we can learn.

What I loved about Rush was simple, in a world full of agenda driven media that feigns neutrality, Rush admitted his bias. He had a point of view that colored how he saw the world and he admitted it. Love him or hate him, you knew where he stood. Christians have to be like that too. 

Relax, I’m not talking about politics. I’m talking about faith. I have a bias. My bias is Jesus. My bias is the Word of God and I don’t apologize for it. I want my faith to color everything I do. I want God’s love to be my calling card, and I want to speak God’s truth uncompromisingly in uncompromising love. There are a lot of Christians out there who are coloring their faith with politics on both sides of the aisle. That will never work. Politics are led by politicians and politicians are flawed human beings, even the best of whom will go astray and let us down. We need to be uncompromising followers of Christ. Our faith has to color our politics and every other aspect of life. I couldn’t always say “dittos” to Rush, but let me always say it to Jesus. 

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