There has been increasing and bewildering confusion amongst Christians as to how we ought to engage with the political system, generally, and for whom we ought to vote, specifically.Read more "Was Jesus a Republican or Democrat?"
One of the most contentious topics within American Christianity is the role followers of Jesus should or should not play within politics and government.Read more "Why I Don’t Want America to Come Back to God…"
We are the hands and feet of Christ. The government is not. Donald Trump is not. Hillary Clinton is not. And whether they say they are “Christians” or not is utterly and spectacularly inconsequential. As we have outsourced our purpose as the Church to the government and politicians, we have failed our country and our communities.Read more "But What Can We Do? (Police Shootings and the Role of the Church)…"
Right now our conversations are not conservations. Our words quickly become angry, heated, non-loving diatribes with only one purpose… to win the argument and make the other person look bad. Our minds are made up and our ears are closed off to learning, understanding, and discovering truth from another perspective or angle. It is like two massive tectonic plates that continue to grind and push with immense force and ferocity… with the unfortunate consequence being wreckage and devastation. We are not better for it, nor is anyone else in the world.Read more "I Have Something to Say…"
I know who I am. I know what I signed up for. I know whose life I have chosen to pattern my life after. I know that patterning my life after Jesus comes with a cost.Read more "I Don’t Need Your Legislation (A Good Friday Litany)…"
There has always been an overwhelming temptation for people of faith to fixate on and obsess over how we worship God, rather than focusing on how our worship ought to change us.Read more "A Revolution in Worship…"
The truth is that we can very easily miss the fact that “life to the fullest” has been here all along… right in front of us… in everything we do… in every moment.Read more "Living “The Best Day Ever”…"