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About Scott Jones

Scott is a pastor (ascensionchurchpa.org), an avid karaoke singer (and former karaoke DJ), and was once a level 62 Hunter Elf in World of Warcraft. He is slugging through a dissertation in his free time. He lives with his best friend Lindy (to whom he's also married). They have two dogs named Lucas and Damien (one of them seems to thinks he's a human). Scott is the host of Mockingbird's podcast, the Mockingcast. He's also the co-host of New Persuasive Words (http://is.gd/G0ee5I), a podcast he does with his friend and co-beligerent Bill Borrer.

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    How Do You Preach to the Donald? (Or, Thoughts on the Afflicted and the Comfortable)

    How Do You Preach to the Donald? (Or, Thoughts on the Afflicted and the Comfortable)

    Donald Trump went to church last Sunday. Lots of people did. My guess is he doesn’t do that on the regular. Nor do most people who at one time or another have been religiously observant but for some some reason have been on a kind of hiatus. But you run for president and go back to church and people take notice.

    I suppose it’s the job of the press to take note of such things. I don’t begrudge them. There is a curious bi-product of this kind of reporting though. It poses a kind of religiously voyeuristic Twilight Zone question: what…

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