by John Ellis
“Sin will not only be striving, acting, rebelling, troubling, disquieting, but if let alone, if not continually mortified, it will bring forth great, cursed, scandalous, soul-destroying sins.” The Mortification of Sin by John Owen
Although I shouldn’t be surprise, I can’t help but reflexively raise my eyebrows whenever professing Christians take offense at the efforts of others to mortify their own sin. Vice President Mike Pence is the latest to find himself in the crosshairs of those who don’t seem to understand the perfidy of sin, especially sexual sin.
This past week, The Washington Post published a profile of Second-Lady Karen Pence. The piece is fairly boilerplate, highlighting the Second Lady’s social conservative stances, her passion for art therapy, and the behind the scenes yet highly influential role Karen Pence plays in her husband’s career. With nothing really new revealed, the article would’ve passed out of the public consciousness without creating much of a social ripple except for one seemingly throw-away sentence/paragraph.