we are free from tyranny so that we may serve and encourage and offer refuge and – gladly – bear witness to the light.
We cannot legislate morality and we cannot pass a bill that stops irresponsibility. But we can work together to be more of a connected, concerned, supportive, accountable, mutually encouraging community.
The most interesting nugget I picked up from our visit was this observation by one of the Palestinian Christian leaders: “Our biggest threat is not from Israel,” he said. “It’s not the Jews who scare us so much as American Evangelicals.”
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.
I guess we can love on our legislators… or maybe we could shove them down a steeper flight of stairs? Or better yet we can send them all home and get a new set. But this time lets make sure they’re at least capable of learning.
Why do so many relationships fall apart? Because we fail to practice the essential principles of Christ’s teachings.
All the noise on the Internet today is about the president’s State of the Union speech Tuesday evening. Everyone seems so worried, so concerned, so anxious either for or against the ideas put forth by one party or the other
People who demonstrate an unwillingness to pay attention (to anything other than the sound of their own voices) typically present an impoverished point of view.
But if you simply leverage God’s good name in order to make yourself look acceptable in public, and use Almighty God as a cover for more inaction, then I pray that you will soon be revealed for the hypocrites you are!