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Evangelical Pastor Sending President Obama Bible Verses from Book of Mark

Rev. Joel Hunter, one of the main influential Pastors in President Obama’s inner prayer and faith circle tells The Brody File that he is going through the Book of Mark with the Commander in Chief. Watch the video clip below as well as a partial transcription. (Hunter will be a guest on this week’s edition of The Brody File Show)

Hunter is considered one of the more conservative Evangelical members of President Obama’s Faith Council.  He gave the Benediction at the 2008 Democratic Convention and has taken some heat from fellow conservative Evangelicals for partnering with the administration. But sharing the Gospel with the President? (or anyone for that matter) Who can take issue with that?


"I send probably two or three devotionals a week. He gets a devotional everyday on his blackberry and so I'm going through the Gospel of Mark with him and then there are other conversations I can’t tell you how many that have to do with how do you in his position continue your spiritual growth in Christianity.”


"Months and months ago he invited me to do daily devotionals and I just decided it would be more consistent to go through a Gospel with him so that I could talk about Jesus because Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. We fix our eyes on Jesus and so I just decided that Mark was the Gospel that I would go to because it was short and to the point and it had all of the essentials.”


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# RE: Evangelical Pastor Sending President Obama Bible Verses from Book of Mark

I am willing to share the Gospel with whomever, wherever. Way to go Pastor Hunter.

Jim Lewis
Left by atthedells on Mar 11, 2010 2:26 PM

# RE: Evangelical Pastor Sending President Obama Bible Verses from Book of Mark

As a U.S. senator, this man opposed legislation banning partial-birth abortion and co-sponsored the Freedom of Choice Act, a far-reaching proposal that would wipe out virtually all state and federal limitations on abortion.

My prayer is that the next devotionals he receives are in Psalms. I pray that the Holy Spirit would work in his heart when he reads this:

Psa 139:13 For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb.

Psa 139:14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully [and] wonderfully made; [fn] Marvelous are Your works, And [that] my soul knows very well.

Psa 139:15 My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, [And] skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

Psa 139:16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When [as yet there were] none of them.
Left by bvanz on Mar 11, 2010 4:09 PM