“I’d consider voting for [insert political candidate], but, well, abortion…” “I never would’ve voted for [insert political candidate], but, there’s abortion…” If you’re a Christian, odds are really good that you’re familiar with statements similar to these, and it’s quite likely you’ve made them yourself. I know I have. There is no single issue that […]Read More Abortion has compromised Christians
If we are truly going to do our best to make a better society to live in, there are a whole lot of tough truths we are all going to have to face, and the largest one is likely this: we’ve been wrong about a lot of things. No matter who you are or what […]Read More Christian sins: misplaced identity and making enemies
Dear politically conservative Christians, I love you dearly. I have been one of you for most of my life and, nominally at least, I remain one of you, though the “R” in my voter registration will soon be switched to an “I.” Almost all of my family identifies with you as do the bulk of […]Read More Second letter to politically conservative Christians
If there’s any single topic I am convinced I can speak with authority on, it’s fear. I’ve battled fear for as long as I can remember. It colors my childhood memories. The struggle was given a name as a teenager when it became known as panic attacks. Much of my life has been spent trying […]Read More Do not be afraid
There is an important difference between remembering and honoring. With great hesitation I am submitting my thoughts on the primary motivation for a recent gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville: the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. My hesitation stems from a desire not to get caught up in any of […]Read More A word on Confederate monuments
A great America isn’t controlled by fear. It recognizes its strength does not reside with its military or its economy, but with its people. It knows its history, and it remembers that – no matter how divided it becomes internally – ultimately it unites in strength in the darkest hours. A great America isn’t afraid […]Read More What is a great America?
To politically conservative Christians in America, Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I am writing to you in the spirit of St. Paul for two reasons. First, just as Paul appealed to the Philippian church not to put confidence in the flesh by listing his own qualifications for […]Read More Letter to politically conservative Christians