Carl Trueman with a needed perspective concerning the Dinesh D’Souza (see here, here, and here) situation in specific, and the whole culture of celebrity christianity (yes, I left the “c” in lower case on purpose) in general. I have seen many posts on this situation, and it has saddened me to see so many Christians focusing on the political nature of the tragedy and the moral imperative for each of us to do our own house-cleaning – Trueman zero’s in on a deeper sin that this situation has revealed.
I have not spoken on the subject because I purposely stay away from political issues – but it doesn’t matter that I have not addressed it, for Jesus already has:
If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? ~ Mark 8:34-36