I am working my way through Martin Luther King’s The Strength to Love and my last post had a quote on be tough minded. It can’t stop there.
Dr. King wrote that the gospel also demands we have a tender heart.
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In the midst of evangelicals being divided over “support” for Trump or being “Never Trump” is the danger we’ve lost our prophetic voice.
Scot McKnight notes this:
Continue reading “Statism”
Last week Christianity Today posted an editorial calling for the removal of the president. Well, a lot has happened since then. It got Trump’s ire in some tweets and then some responses from the “right” and the “left.”
Continue reading “The follow up on Christianity Today’s editorial”
Christianity Today had their website crash yesterday. They disrupted news cycles. All major outlets (including FoxNews) have reported it.
Mark Galli, retiring editor-in-chief for CT, wrote the bold editorial that it is time for Trump to be removed from office.
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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 it done. We create our own apocalypse.
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From time to time I like to look back on what I’ve been reading in articles, commentaries, etc., along with podcasts.
Continue reading “Current reading and listening”
“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 not yet with us, we are called to do what we can in the political realm, given the opportunities and abilities that God has provided for us in the places where the Lord calls us to be faithful.” — Richard Mouw, Restless Faith: Holding Evangelical Beliefs in a World of Contested Labels
This pastor is one I have as a “friend” on Facebook. I love reading his blog as well. His views on the American Church and elections are something I think should be heard. Of course, there is disagreement. But this interview is worth 20 or so minutes of listening.
I am tired. Weary. The news… social media… all around I am confronted with how we are behaving as Americans… as Christians…
I am tired. Weary. Continue reading “The refreshing presence of Jesus in the Word”