The Faith of Ronald Reagan

The Faith of Ronald Reagan April 8, 2016

A couple of months ago, I was inspired to dig into Ronald Reagan’s personal diary, which he kept almost daily during all eight years of his presidency. It’s a fascinating chronicle of the great and small, dull and momentous moments that make up the life of a president. It also gives real insight into Reagan’s character and personality. We get a vivid sense of his quick wit, his canniness, and his utterly sincere love for the American people. We also get a sense of his faith, sometimes in quiet, small ways that would never make it onto a Wikipedia page.

By coincidence, Summit Ministries told me they were thinking about putting together some profiles of Christian leaders. So, I’ve kicked it off with this article, which you can now read here. In it, I share some stories about Reagan’s faith and character that you might not have heard before. I hope you enjoy it!

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  • Mark

    Too bad his faith had little influence on his own wife. She was very deeply involved in what i call black magic or dark side of mysticism (zodiac signs). He was a great president none the less.

  • Yeah, that was a big thing for her, weirdly. I’m not sure I’d go so far as to say that she practiced black magic though. Some people were just superstitious that way. More troubling to me is the fact that she was pro-choice.