In our incredibly divided culture, is there a way of moderation? Is there a way of change? When people DO change, do we believe it any more? One such divisive person has been Glenn Beck. I remember him from his FoxNews days and how I came to a place I couldn’t stand his vitriol. Last yearContinue reading “Can we have room for moderation and forgiveness?”
May 4 being the National Day of Prayer, President Trump signed an Executive Order loosening control of what has been called the “Johnson Amendment.” Under the Johnson Amendment, it was to disallow direct political endorsements from the pulpit of particular candidates. If violated, the IRS could look into pulling the tax exemption status from aContinue reading “Politics and the Pulpit”
A term that will take a beating.
We all have our bubbles. Let’s just call them echo chambers.
Let’s get across the table with someone not like us and hear each other.
And let us ALL pray. Pray for each other. Minimize the urge to taunt in either direction.
What is ahead for the American church is change. Our problem, for those over 35-40, is we’re doing a bad job in the transition.
As Christians, we bear terrible responsibilities, in our complicities and acquiescence, for a past that has brought us to this condition.
We must understand the idea, once again, that pastors can indeed be teachers to the nations. This is a tough understanding because we have separated out true spiritual knowledge from “saving souls.”
We aren’t producing disciples. We aren’t producing people who follow the character of Christ. As a result, we’ve failed to engage well in our society… and in particular our politics.