There are a lot of reasons that in-depth Bible studies are important to political leaders.
Let me start with the most obvious one, and that is fellowship itself. There is this incredible benefit of being with brothers and sisters who you share intimate things with, who you grow to love and who hold you accountable. That is invaluable to our political process, in my view, today.
But more in particular in the Senate Bible study, we drill down pretty deep. We spend weeks on end if not on a single verse, then on a single chapter, and several weeks on a specific passage to begin to understand intellectually.
We, as politicians and government officials, are naturally intellectually curious, and so, to be able to take that natural intellectual curiosity and apply it to Scripture with the benefit of good teaching, and the additional benefit of collective wisdom of the participants, is very rich.
It also allows us to drill down on theology and doctrine and application of Scripture. Perhaps the most important thing at the end of the day is that we have a source of encouragement, and a source of direction and a source of correction that is really important to the decisions we make as individuals and as an institution.
Sen. Kevin Cramer
Sen. Cramer participates in Ralph Drollinger’s Bible study to Members of the U.S. Senate that meets every week on the Hill in Washington, D.C.