Cultural

Condemned Before God?

A recent exchange in a Senate confirmation hearing regarding an appointee’s theology has generated a lot of response.  I think deservedly so; however, I fear much of it is off the mark. The senator was questioned about a blog he had written related to a situation with... read more

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The new Martin Scorsese movie Silence and the novel of the same name are set in feudal Japan and focus on the persecution and torture of Christians. It’s the kind of story that stays with you. This will not be a review of either the book or the movie (which you... read more

Biblical Principles and Political Policies

This article is part 4 of a series of articles on government, politics and how believers and the church can respond in an election season. Read the other articles here, here, and here. As we conclude our series on politics, government and the Christian’s... read more

Give to Caesar and Give to God

This article is part 2 of a series of articles on government, politics and how believers and the church can respond in an election season.  One of the great debates among people of faith is where government responsibilities begin and end. Having examined a few Old... read more

Mommy, where did government come from?

(This article is part 1 of a series of articles on government, politics and how believers and the church can respond in an election season.) In a difficult and divisive political season, many different angles are presented on how to view the debate. Christians will... read more

Afraid? Fear Not!

Be afraid, be VERY afraid! It happens every election season.  We are told by the “outs” that life is terrible and only going to get worse if we don’t change who’s in power.  We are told by the “ins” that if we think things are bad now, this is nothing compared to what... read more

Thoughts about a Nation Divided

This morning in my men’s group, we talked about what many/most of you are talking about—a nation divided by racism and vitriol.  One of my buddies commented, “Could this become the next wave of unrest that we haven’t seen since the 60’s?”  (That’s saying a lot since... read more

Aunt Lucy and the Day of the Lord

I think I’m turning into my great-aunt Lucy. I’m concerned. Remember being five? Remember some of the old people? Walking ancestors your family would visit every year or so and they were there doing whatever old people do. Mysterious living beings from…... read more

Taking the Gospel to Our Enemies

After church Saturday night, I was talking with a couple who have sensed that God is calling them to take the gospel to a country that is mostly Muslim.  Many of their Christian friends have talked at length with them about such a commitment.  Some have even said,... read more