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On the heels of the controversy surrounding Louie Giglio, fellow Atlanta pastor Andy Stanley is now making headlines for his role in the presidential inauguration. The pastor of North Point Community Church preached at President Obama's pre-inaugural worship service, referring to the President as "Pastor in Chief."

The remark is being criticized by some, who argue that the President's role is not pastoral (interestingly, this is the same logic used by many Christians to justify voting for Mormon candidate, Mitt Romney). But in an interview with Christianity Today's Mark Galli, Stanley responds to these analyses, providing the back-story and context in which the phrase was used.

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Posted: January 25, 2013; All posts for week of January 21, 2013

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