Today, in an exclusive interview with Today's Matt Lauer, Obama confirmed that he will not settle on a particular congregation in Washington. Rather, the Obamas consider Evergreen Chapel at Camp David their "favorite place to worship" as a family. Obama told Lauer, "What we've decided for now is not to join a single church, and the reason is because Michelle and I have realized we are very disruptive to services."
He went on to say, "We love the Chapel up at Camp David ... because it's just families up at Camp David. There's a wonderful chaplain ... who does just a great job." In addition, Obama explained to Lauer that he has maintained fellowship with a "prayer circle of pastors from across the country" who prayed with him during his campaign for president.
If you've been curious about Obama's faith life, I think you'll find Lauer's interview interesting. What got my attention, in particular, was hearing Obama mention that he receives a daily devotional on his Blackberry. "It's a wonderful thing," he said. It made me wonder if one day Obama will sign up for my "Verse of the Day" email devotionals.
Seriously, I would like to know what you think of Obama's explanation for not attending church. Is being "very disruptive" a good reason for a president to refrain from regular worship services? If you'd like to share your thoughts, please leave a comment.
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