Talking Politics

September 9, 2008 by

About three months ago, we posted a friendly reminder about politics and your church during the election season. Things have been mostly quiet, except for one former-pastor who prayed for rain on Obama’s acceptance speech (and didn’t get his prayers answered). Now that the conventions are over and you’re marketing for the fall, the Ten Commandments of Talking Politics might help keep you and your church on the right track.

Our mission is sharing the gospel, not swaying votes. Our hope is in eternal salvation and the restoration of Christ, not the efficacy of a candidate. Don’t make any secret of that in your marketing.

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Joshua Cody

Josh Cody served as our associate editor for several years before moving on to bigger things. Like Texas. These days he lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, and you can find him online or on Twitter when he's not wrestling code.
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5 Responses to “Talking Politics”

  • Tim Archer
    September 9, 2008

    I daresay that man’s prayers for rain were answered. A resounding “NO.”

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  • Kyle
    September 9, 2008

    At work:
    Friend: Are you praying for Rain in Denver?
    Me: How about lightning in Colorado Springs?

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  • Mark Goodyear
    September 9, 2008

    Thanks for the link, Joshua! We definitely appreciate what you all are doing here at Church Marketing Sucks.

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  • Jerry Odonell
    September 14, 2008

    I guess you need to give away gimmics like Gas if you do not have real Oil or Power like Jesus Christ and Early Church? Perhaps we need to get back to the Real Deal for He is still alive thru Power of the Holy Spirit.

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  • Rob Adcox
    September 18, 2008

    I’m not voting for Barak Obama, but I sure wouldn’t pray for rain just because he was scheduled to make a speech.
    Anyway, we would be better off to remember that we are to think not in terms of left/right, but in terms of right/wrong. Right?

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