In 2008, I will easily confess I did not vote for Barack Obama. Yet, when he was elected, there was something that settled well in my spirit. Not about policy, but about symbols. It didn’t solve anything deep… but WOW! We had finally elected a black man to be president. In that moment, I trulyContinue reading “The moments we should have… and feel GOOD about”
Two days after the election. We await final vote tallies. In the waiting, is it possible we might, as believers, do some evaluating?
Early on November 4… no definitive results and key states still have votes to be counted. Regardless…
It’s a nervous day. I’m a political junkie. From the time the first polls close, I’m pretty much glued to the TV. This will be a night I need to go to bed at a normal hour because I don’t think this is going to be called tonight, especially with nearly 100 million ballots beingContinue reading “On election day…”
“People in the exhausted camp are tired of having politics thrust in their face every hour. As Ryan Streeter of the American Enterprise Institute has found, young people who are “lonely at least once in a while” are more than seven times more likely to be active in politics than those who are socially active.Continue reading “Politics and exhaustion”
In the end, we serve a King and his kingdom. Our ultimate allegiance isn’t earthly. It is heavenly.
On November 9, I will continue to challenge believers to live in Kingdom authority. It’s not about a vote. It’s about a life.
I will also not be “scared silent” anymore…
I love my church. I love their ability to think and disagree, and still love each other as we wrestle with the issues.
I live in Minneapolis and today is mayoral election day. We have on the ballot, and I am not making this up, Captain Jack Sparrow. So, in honor of a true pirate party candidate, and in the spirit of all other political candidates who are running today: