It is a very, very bizarre phenomenon. Despite clear and overwhelming evidence that Jesus wants his followers to be peacemakers, to love our enemies, and to not repay evil with evil, the vast majority of Christians in the United States are pro-capital punishment and pro-war.Read more "The Bible Says It. I Believe It. That Settles It (Except for Loving My Enemies)…"
That is the great casualty of this life- we have become disconnected from this great embrace and allowed ourselves to be separated from the source of perfect freedom and perfect love. And it is this disconnection that, no matter the paths we have traveled or how it happened in each of our lives, has steadily closed us off from the life we were always meant to live, the life we were always meant to experience.Read more "Learning to See Beauty in the Wreckage…"
Living constantly in the burden and pain of our suffering can either become an end destination or a passageway for each of us.Read more "When Hope is Lost (A Lesson from Birds)…"
I got an email the other day asking about certain Old Testament passages that seem to contradict a few of my most recent posts I have written about how Christians ought to view politics and the government. Below is my response, which has been slightly edited from the original. When discussing how Christians ought to […]Read more "Out of Context…"
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)…"