I read your recent op-ed on why you refuse to step down from donald trump’s evangelical council. You feel like you can have more impact by remaining on the council than by resigning. Under almost any other president, who could argue? But not this one.
All injustice needs for justice to wither and die on the vine is for good people to be busy with sterile and conflict-free church work that never amounts to anything meaningful in regards to tangible change in the face of injustice and tyranny. For justice to happen means that we must be willing to risk and that risk is not just our lives (though under a trump presidency this might be required), but even more, it will require risking our reputations and even our upwardly mobile institutional church careers.