At Lipscomb University, a Churches of Christ-affiliated college, the campus is probably divided 50/50 among students in political views. In my experience, professors are definitely a little more liberal leaning. The inauguration of newly elected President Trump occurred while I was in Bible class. Unfortunately, my professor did not delve into a discussion on politics and how President Trump has had the most faith leaders to attend the inauguration in all of history. Instead, he basically told us, “I don’t want to get into politics because I don’t agree with the new president.” Many of my other friends either had class canceled or watched the inauguration and discussed it with their peers and professors.
I think, especially at a Christian, liberal arts college, every professor needs to be open to conversation. Christians tend to shy away from politics to avoid controversy, but this country desperately needs leaders with morals and a higher sense of what is good to step up and influence change. In his inaugural address, President Trump proclaimed, “Whether you are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red of patriotism.” Today, Jan. 20, 2017, we, as citizens of the United States of America, need to rally and pray for President Trump, that he governs justly and wisely and is able to unify our country. Are you ready to start a conversation?