I object to the falsehood that Christianity lines up with nationalistic, jingoistic, inflammatory propaganda - and I object to the idea that opposing the president on moral grounds makes a person anti-Christian, anti-freedom, and/or anti-America.
The goodness that Good Friday makes possible is foundational to practical Christianity. If we are not excellent to each other, then Christ is not alive in us.
Because we hold this truth to be self-evident, that no American's right to bear arms should ever infringe on a child's right to live
If you have a guitar that needs a little help, then Hans is your man. But if your own song is even a little bit out of tune, then your man is Jesus...
So take pause today, take a long deep breath, let the anger and the disappointment and the sadness be redirected for this moment, and invite the good news and the promise of light and grace to wash over you and bring you hope.
Writing is essentially about three things: staying awake, listening, and keeping my eyes open. Then it's simply a matter of taking notes.
I see children and teachers who may never be free from fear - that is the real effect of our refusal to do something creative and constructive about guns.