Sasse 2020

I am calling the bluff of those who throw around the label “R2K.”

Listen to the interview Scott Clark did with Senator Ben Sasse and tell me where he is wrong. Sasse has a smart understanding of the U.S. political system, the nature of civil society, and his own calling as a Christian and many other duties. Imagine that, he can speak American and Reformed.

And if Sasse doesn’t measure up because of 2k views, are the critics of 2k going to support the dominionist Ted Cruz, the Opus Dei Rick Santorum, or the liberal moderate Southern Baptist Mike Huckabee? (Are they so particular about their pastor?)

I don’t know what the Senator’s plans are or whether he can clear all the hurdles of a primary campaign. But if you want a Reformed Protestant who sounds more like Yuval Levin than Mark Levin, Sasse is your guy.

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30 thoughts on “Sasse 2020

  1. Very pleased to say that Senator Sasse is my senator, and I supported him when he ran for the Senate. I would be delighted to call him President Sasse and will do what I can to make that happen.

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  2. Did someone say Sassy? You do know that all that R2K stuff would be translated into “He’s a racist!”? Yes. Wait until the NYT, MSNBC, CNN, CBS, NPR, the Washington Post starts digging into Reformed Theology. I can only imagine what they’ll do to our beloved Predestination and Limited Atonement. Heartless, Cold, Us-vs-Them Theology, God only loves some, etc. Be careful what you wish for. His #NeverTrump bonafides will mean nothing in 2020, 2024, 2028, 2032, 2036, and beyond.

    Ben Sasse may be the Sassiest Senator in Sassyland but i see Romney 2.0 all over again. Like a lamb being fattened for the slaughter.

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  3. listened to it. Geat interview. Amen,especially to

    “I want to be very clear in public life that I’m a Christian first. “

    “Government is one domain by which you can live out gratitude to God and serve your neighbor and maintain that ordered liberty”

    “A lot of cultural change is hurting kids. One of the main things that’s happening is we’re accelerating the process of family breakdown …There is just no social science evidence that any of this breakdown of the family is anything but horrible for kids ..

    Some of you guys – R2kers – don’t have the corner on the market of describing complicatedness.

    Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. Romans 13:10

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  4. Dear O thrower-arounder-of-the-term, yourself 🙂

    one easy symptom would be ‘piety’ caller-outers (in a disdainful way), even in this brotherly realm, of those who are only referencing God’s word. Another is the resistance to the truth-all of life is to be worship, how could it not be.

    anyway, btw, if you see cw, it’s Tuesday, please pass along, just for him today

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  5. Great, if the medium is the message then I must assume that the second person of the Trinity is mostly about twitching, derivative, white hipsters who want us to know that they have non-white friends and we should all be dancing all the time. Stoopid.

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  6. oh, morning cw, anyway, did you notice the truths proclaimed – I count ~ 20! Need any of those reminders today?

    “Open The Clouds”

    We’re looking on to that glorious day
    A brighter morning when the sky rolls away
    I’ve been ready, since the day I was saved
    We’ve got a ticket into heaven that’s already been paid

    Jesus is comin’ he’s comin’, he’s comin’

    Open the clouds, spirit set me free
    Open the clouds, shine down on me
    Open the clouds, see the sun break through
    Open the clouds, shine down on you
    Open the clouds, spirit set me free
    Open the clouds, shine down on me
    Open the clouds, see the sun break through
    Open the clouds, shine down, shine down, shine down on you

    Here in the family there’s always room for more
    A welcome from the king and an open door
    Sit at the table and be satisfied
    You been sent an invitation, but you gotta reply

    The King is comin’ He’s comin’, He’s comin’

    People get ready, people get ready, people be ready
    No one knows but the day will come
    All we know is it won’t be long
    Listen close for the trumpet sound
    Lift your head to the heavens now

    He’s comin’ x7

    To the north, to the south, to the east, to the west
    Every knee will bow and tongue will confess
    That Jesus is LORD Jesus is LORD x2

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  7. Ali, got it. So much for recognizing complications. Don’t ask Sasse too many questions about pietism or all-of-lifery, he may burst your amen bubble. Twitch on.

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  8. cw say 20? #newmath

    oh, ok, trying to get some other reading done cw, but here you go; you’re probably too busy; you’re welcome; there’s even more I’m sure

    1) We’re looking on to that glorious day
    2 )A brighter morning when the sky rolls away
    3) I’ve been ready, since the day I was saved
    4) We’ve got a ticket into heaven that’s already been paid
    5) Jesus is comin
    6)Here in the family there’s always room for more
    7)A welcome from the king and an open door
    8)Sit at the table and be satisfied
    9)You been sent an invitation, but you gotta reply
    10) The King is comin (Jesus is coming =King is coming; Jesus =King)
    11) People get ready
    12) No one knows but the day will come
    13) All we know is it won’t be long
    14)we Listen close for the trumpet sound
    15)we Lift our head to the heavens now
    16) Every knee will bow and tongue will confess that Jesus is LORD
    17) Jesus is LORD
    Then this a great prayer – ie -asking the Lord for what He has already promised
    Open the clouds, spirit set me free
    Open the clouds, shine down on me
    Open the clouds, see the sun break through
    so
    18) current reality: where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.2 Cor 3:17
    19)future reality: we groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bod. Rom 8:23
    20) current reality: the Lord God is a sun and shield; Psalm 84:11
    21)future reality: city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb. Rev 21:23

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  9. It occurred to me Chortles that my response may appear curt (not Day). Not at all. I was in a hurry. See now if I had included a 🙂 this explanation wouldn’t have been necessary. 🙂

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