On Sunday, the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, made an unexpected stop at Maclean Baptist Church in Washington D.C. Unlike so many of us, the President wasn’t going for the coffee and donuts. On the contrary, President Trump wanted the people of that church to pray for him. Pastor David Platt, caught unaware, did what any sensible Christian minister would do in that situation. Rather than questioning the President’s motives or wringing his hands over his worthiness – none of us are worthy according to the Bible – he stopped the service and prayed for the President.
Returning to Birmingham from Oxford, England and my meeting with Richard Dawkins, we went to work preparing for an event that I believed would attract a lot of attention. But not everybody thought that.