Have you been following the inauguration? Why or why not? Does your campus have a special event? Has any campus canceled classes all day or over the lunch hour?
With regard to the oath of office, my friend Andy Crouch had some questions regarding oath-taking which I found of interest. What do you think about the taking of oaths? What do they provide? Do you take an oath in your profession, discipline, or institution?
As for praying for the President elect, our family used the framework of the one posted by Scot McKnight. What have others prayed? Does anyone have classic inaugural prayers which they find of great value?
Tom enjoys daily conversations regarding living out the Biblical Story with his wife Theresa and their four girls, around the block, at Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church (where he teaches adult electives and co-leads a small group), among healthcare professionals as the South Central PA Area Director for the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), and in higher ed as a volunteer with the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). The Christian Medical Society / CMDA at Penn State College of Medicine is the hub of his ministry with CMDA. Note: Tom served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship / USA for 20+ years, including 6+ years as the Associate Director of ESN. He has written for the ESN blog from its launch in August 2008. He has studied Biology (B.S.), Higher Education (M.A.), Spiritual Direction (Certificate), Spiritual Formation (M.A.R.), Ministry to Emerging Generations (D.Min.). To God be the glory!