Below is my dear friend’s response to Dr. Robert Jeffress (specifically, to the sermon I referenced in my last post). Pascal’s faith is steadfast, and we likely disagree on many points we could discuss. This is NOT one of those, and I would happily add my name to the bottom of this letter.
Pascal—thank you, brother.
Dear Russell & Friends,
I’ve cc:ed you on my open letter to Dr. Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church Dallas, Texas. For point of reference, I’m responding to his sermon here:
Dear Dr. Jeffress,
My name is Pascal and I am a follower of Christ. I have done so since I was a child, trained by imperfect but godly parents who loved me and taught me to to love scripture. I had not heard your name or seen your face before you chose to address the world in the guise of addressing your congregation. My first impression was that you must be a Republican politician. Red tie. Dark suit. Dour expression with forced smiles. When I searched your name, most posts were from Fox News. First impressions can be illuminating. Malcolm Gladwell would call it a blink. That was type 1 thinking – – a heuristic reflex that recoiled…
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