Category: politics

love wins; bigotry destroys us

The wolf shall live with the lamb,     the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together,     and a little child shall lead them. – Isaiah 11:6 Rebekah and I are enjoying a serendipitous couple of days with our daughter Naomi, her husband Craig, and our wonderful grandchildren. It’s…

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Candidates: “Please stop waving your Bibles, co-opting Jesus, and pretending this is a Christian Nation”

There is this huge gap in understanding, this epic miscommunication; and responsibility for this tragic disconnect rests firmly in the lap of The Church (all of us!), because we have failed miserably when it comes to the task of communicating the deep joy, the liberating freedom, and the transcendent beauty of life in Christ.

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If the 2016 presidential election landscape really is the dystopian novel it reads like, then when was the apocalypse?

In many respects, I believe this is an apocalypse. When we become more interested in being right than in helping one another work toward life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, then our precious "rightness" is destined to lead this country that much farther away from our roots as a free people, and into the dangerous orbit of a dystopian future.

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Jesus and politics…

After three years of intense teaching, preaching, praying, review, practical application of kingdom principles, talking together, more review, wrangling over the details, questions, more questions, clarifications, crowds, acclamation, rejection, enthusiasm, accusation, light-bulb moments, struggle, triumph, and so much more… Jesus invited his followers to a dinner party, where they broke bread together and God-in-the-flesh spoke extensively…

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Promise Translated into Love

JESUS – “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and…

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