Now that the Inauguration is Over

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I've been a bit slow getting out my reflections on the inauguration in part because my sister blessed me with a new niece over the past couple of days. Yeah!!!

So, now I'll pause and offer just a few bullet points on the inauguration.
  • I appreciated Mr. Obama's speech. It was hopeful and clear.
  • I thought Rick Warren did a fine job, as well.
  • I thought the hype was a bit out of control…but it wasn't Mr. Obama's fault. It was the media's. 
  • On the whole, while I didn't vote for Barack Obama, I believe that the choices he's made (i.e., of cabinet posts, etc.) and statements he has made, on the whole, to be sensitive, measured, and wise.
  • My biggest fear about Mr. Obama's presidency is that his policies may lead to continuing moral decline in our nation. My greatest hope is that we might become a kinder, more fair, and more hopeful people under his leadership.
  • I thought the anti-Bush pageantry around the inauguration deplorable. We ought to be ashamed of ourselves for that.
  • The Obama's daughters are beyond cute. 

  What are your thoughts/fears/hopes on this historic moment in time?
  
  

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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4 thoughts on “Now that the Inauguration is Over

  1. That’s OK, Richard. People think I’m wrong all the time 🙂 48% of America voted for McCain. I don’t think they can all be fools…nor do I think those who voted for Obama are intrinsically immoral. I just see things differently than they do. I don’t really look for politicians to do much to solve the worlds ills… but I do look to see whose policies I believe are most “good.” I made my assessment. You made yours.
    People who follow Christ equally vigorously can vote differently thinking they are each voting the way God would want. Of course… only I’m right 🙂

  2. It is beyond my comprehension how anyone could have voted for John McCain after his words and behavior during the campaign. You say your fear is that Mr. Obama will bring about moral decay…Are you saying that the man you voted for would have elevated our moral stature? Sorry, Tim, I think you are misguided.

  3. Have you read “Cosmic Boundaries In Proverbs” it is by Kevin Youngblood and given at a Christian Scholar’s Conference. Also, there is a another great piece on Proverbs called “The deformation of a fool” that was given at the same conference.
    P.S. I am eating with Colin Packer on Monday.