How often should your professional life and your personal faith overlap? Maybe you think the two should never intersect at all. Maybe you think there’s some space where the two could meet.
Either way, I hope we can all agree that Birmingham, Alabama Police Chief A. C. Roper has crossed the line many times over. Roper has been a law enforcement agent for nearly three decades and he’s held the top post for seven years.
At the same time, he’s been working on a side project called Prayer Force United, “an organization of pastors, city leaders and intercessors from local churches providing a covering of prayer over the city of Birmingham.”
That alone wouldn’t be a problem. You can be a government official who also serves as a religious leader on the side. The problem is that Roper can’t tell the difference between the two worlds and he makes it sound like they’re the same organization.