Matt C. Abbott
Ken 'Hutch' Hutcherson on making a better America
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By Matt C. Abbott
May 5, 2011

Ken Hutcherson — affectionately known as "Hutch" — is senior pastor of Antioch Bible Church in Redmond, Wash. He's a former middle linebacker for three NFL teams: the Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys and San Diego Chargers.

In an email, I recently asked Dr. Hutcherson — who, incidentally, is a friend of Rush Limbaugh and Peter LaBarbera — this question: How can we Christians make America better?

He graciously responded:

    'In Genesis 11:6 we read that when God came down and saw the Tower of Babel that the sons of men had built, He said: 'Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; and nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.'

    'What? These were unbelievers and God said because they had one language and one purpose, nothing would be impossible for them. Can you imagine what we Christians could accomplish as one people, with one language and one purpose with God?

    'It is time for Christians to stop being concerned with who gets the credit and start speaking with one voice in upholding God's standards in the world.'

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Matt C. Abbott

Matt C. Abbott is a Catholic commentator with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication, media and theatre from Northeastern Illinois University. He also has an Associate in Applied Science degree in business management from Triton College. Abbott has been interviewed on MSNBC, Bill Martinez Live, WOSU Radio in Ohio, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's 'Unsolved' podcast, WLS-TV (ABC) in Chicago, WMTV (NBC) and WISC-TV (CBS) in Madison, Wis., and has been quoted in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and other media outlets. In 2005 and 2006, he was among the first writers to expose former cardinal Theodore McCarrick's abuse of power with and sexual harassment of seminarians. He can be reached at mattcabbott@gmail.com.

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