Ask Dr. Brown: Why Don’t More Pastors Speak Out?
 
Ask Dr. Brown: Why Don’t More Pastors Speak Out?
Written By David E. Smith   |   03.19.20

When it comes to addressing complex issues of our day – homosexuality, trans-ideology, and abortion, just to name a few – most pastors choose to remain silent and “safe,” rather than boldly confront our culture with the Truth of Scripture. Why are pastors so reluctant to teach their congregations how the Word of God must shape and inform the everyday life of His people?

Please watch and listen to this short video as Dr. Michael L. Brown illustrates why pastors ought to view speaking out on cultural, even political, topics and shepherding their parishioners as they navigate social and moral landmines as equally important as their calling to proclaim the gospel and make disciples.


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David  E. Smith
Dave Smith is Illinois Family Institute’s executive director.  He and his wife of 25 years are blessed to be the parents of eight children. David has 20-plus-years of experience in public policy and grass-roots activism that includes countless interviews for numerous radio, television, cable programs and newspaper articles on topics such as the sanctity of life, natural marriage, broadcast decency, sex education, marijuana, gambling, abortion, homosexuality, tax policy, drug decriminalization and pornography. From 1996 – 2004, he worked as an aide to a City of Chicago Alderman.  During that time, he was a volunteer decency advocate for the group Citizens...
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