A Few Amazing Photographs and a Little American Pride

- DC from Arlington I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.1 Timothy 2:1-2 If you have been reading the past few days then you already know about our weekend …

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respecting democracy – we are the U.S.A

Being here in the hospital since early Wednesday morning, I've been in a kind of post-election vacuum. Not a bad thing, considering the level of angst and acrimony that still seems to be percolating in the national consciousness. But it's Saturday now, and we're praying hard that Rebekah gets to go home today. It's time I …

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10 one-liners to help America through this long, long day (it’s never too late!)

"My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over." - Gerald Ford Okay, America, let's take a deep breath. It's election day, and - no matter what happens - tomorrow morning (Wednesday) we will still wake up in the greatest country on the face of the earth! In the certain eventuality that either Donald Trump …

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Why “Brexit” is a troubling lean toward the past

I believe the choice is a clear one: Do we reach out our hands in friendship, sit down and talk, get to know one-another as fellow world citizens? Or do we retreat into our own space (or what we like to think is our own), dig a moat, build a wall, pull up the drawbridge, and continue to set our world on a trajectory back toward the feudalism of the Middle Age

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.

don’t be manipulated by fear-mongering (Jesus trumps Trump)

a huge number of Americans seem to be hooked by this cynical ploy, and then reeled in without so much as a question.

And that - friends and readers - worries me much more than the rhetoric that has been designed so cleverly, and deployed so cynically to capitalize on such fear.