Immigrants and Strangers

As James K.A. Smith would say in his book, Desiring the Kingdom, everything calls for allegiance. All of life has liturgies all around. Which liturgy will call out for our allegiance and we will respond? We are in the thick of political season in the U.S. Let’s face it, as long as there is aContinue reading “Immigrants and Strangers”

“Christian” Candidates

The question is this: Should Christians vote for Christians? Do those candidates who claim Christianity boldly deserve a vote from Christians solely based on their proclamation? Should Christians cheer for Tim Tebow simply because he’s a Christian? And on the opposite side: Does his Christianity make him fair game for ridicule by a skeptical press?Continue reading ““Christian” Candidates”

Preaching the Prophetic or Preaching the Politics?

Today seems to be a day where a bunch of preachers are going to “climb into their pulpits” and brazenly give their political views. First of all, not too many conservative evangelicals (and that is what they are talking about in this story) “climb into pulpits.” They kind of dance onto a stage, I think.Continue reading “Preaching the Prophetic or Preaching the Politics?”

The Broken (and Rich) Political System

Chuck Colson’s article is well worth reading. I remember during the second bailout a couple of years ago joking around with someone. He asked, “When will I get my share of this bailout?” I replied, “Well, let’s do the math. Did you give huge boatloads of money to either political party?” “No,” he replied. “ThenContinue reading “The Broken (and Rich) Political System”

Whiplash Politics and Microwave Christianity

David Brooks of the New York Times hits the nail on the head today. (HERE.) We think so highly of ourselves, we just think we can whip this economy back into shape without realizing the depth of the problem and that TIME will really help in pulling ourselves out of the mess. This is leadingContinue reading “Whiplash Politics and Microwave Christianity”

We May Not Agree, But We Need Not Hate

“If you love only those who love you, why should you get credit for that? Even sinners love those who love them!” (Luke 6:27, NLT) I truly enjoy blogging and exchanging ideas. There are quite a few things I choose not to engage in on this particular blog, though I might give it a swingContinue reading “We May Not Agree, But We Need Not Hate”

The Politics of Power

For years I have had the realization that American politics is ONLY about power. I have carried no delusions about my party winning and then God would bless America once again. It is straight up power. They can yack about how they have the will of the people in mind, but when they get elected…Continue reading “The Politics of Power”