Declaring the Lordship of Christ at the communion table Last night, we had a pre-election prayer and communion where we once again declared the death of Christ until he returns again. The table is a reminder that Jesus is our Lord regardless of the election outcomes. And I woke up to anxiety of the present day with the reassurance that Jesus is still Lord, even if Joe Biden wins, or worse, if Donald Trump manages to. This may seem like an empty platitude from a Christian, especially when Christians seem to cry out more for partisan reconciliation than racial reconciliation, but it’s more than that. The challenge of this moment for Christians is to be able to both name the manifest evils of the Trump Administration, while also acknowledging that liberation from Trump is hardly the liberation that Jesus Christ brings to us. In other words, Joe Biden may replace Donald Trump, but he is not going to replace Jesus as Lord.