The Irony of Irony: Integrity in the Christian Faith

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So I woke up this morning and read, with interest, the response of the students at Liberty University, the school founded by Rev. Jerry Falwell, to the connection between their school and Donald Trump. After the repeated stories and allegations of Trump’s boorish behavior toward women, these students are concerned that by continuing to support Trump and his behavior, Liberty University’s Christian identity is at risk. Rev. Falwell, in a rather paternalistic expression of power, claims the students do not understand that the heart of the Christian faith is forgiveness and to not judge others.

Now this shocked me on a couple of levels, first, that I agree with Falwell. Yes, the heart of the Christian faith is forgiveness and to not judge others. And second, I wondered when Falwell finally became aware of this reality because for the last thirty to forty years, he has shown little of either…

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