This election and our anger

This election need not divide us, especially as the people of God. As believers, we should not cave to fear tactics (though we do almost every election cycle). As David French puts it, we need to take the deep breath before this plunge. Given that we know who controls the destiny of our nation andContinue reading “This election and our anger”

Eyes on the marginalized

In how I go forward in a politically divisive age, I continue to formulate my thoughts around the WHY and the WHO. I listen regularly to Pass the Mic podcast because it comes from two young black Christian men. One is a historian. The other is a pastor. They bring perspective that challenges me andContinue reading “Eyes on the marginalized”

We create our own apocalypse

A few articles over the past few weeks have helped me tamp down my desire to talk about how “bad” things are in America. The book, The End of Hunger, also helped keep perspective. The reality of our lives is this: gloom and impending doom sells. It motivates us when good news won’t get itContinue reading “We create our own apocalypse”

Spiritual formation in the public life

“Evangelicals have often been presented with a false choice about our role in public life. We either completely withdraw from trying to influence things, or we initiate ‘takeover’ programs. There is an alternative pattern, thought, one that I believe is mandated by Scripture: in the present time, where the fullness of Christ’s kingdom is notContinue reading “Spiritual formation in the public life”