A cautionary parable for pastors and politicians
December 16, 2020
Writer, philosopher and novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn survived a decade in Soviet prison camps, his time documented in the two-volume set titled “The Gulag Archipelago.” He exposed the dangers of political abuse of power in the Soviet Union and his outspoken critiques earned him a Nobel Prize among other accolades. In one account, he shares a story of political abuse of power and how easy it is to be drawn in. I offer no interpretation of his story other than to allow it to rest on its own convictions. Parables often stand alone with little explanation. That construct, much like...