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Archive for the ‘Faith and Politics’ Category

Tempted and Tried

September 3, 2015

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,     which cannot be moved, but abides forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem,     so the Lord surrounds his people,     from this time forth and forevermore. For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest     on the land allotted to the righteous, lest the righteous stretch out     their […]


December 6, 2013

A Story of Faith and Hope For those of you who don’t know, my sister-in-law was born with a rare heart condition and has had multiple surgeries. She and my brother, who live in Oklahoma, have travelled as far as Cleveland, OH to have a surgery on her heart. They have both been an inspiration […]

Baby Son

December 4, 2013

I discovered John Mark McMillan a couple of years ago and I have been thoroughly impressed ever since. He is a Christian artist who is not like most Christian artists. To be honest, I am not impressed with a lot of Christian music. I think much of it is shallow and not good musically. John […]


September 7, 2013

Syria Brian Zahnd has written a wonderful monologue on the situation in Syria. It is brief but to the point. It presents ways of responding in a Christian way to many of the questions and points that are being raised. How does a Christian respond to this business about a red line being crossed? Zahnd […]


August 23, 2013

Anoinette Tuff In a gun culture that is ready and willing to fire at will it was refreshing to find this story of bravery about woman who used words and kindness to stop a gunmen from killing innocent civilians. I am not naive enough to believe words will stop every act of violence, but I […]


August 2, 2013

After taking the month of July off from Musings it is now back. Here is your weekly dose of links and other things I have found interesting this week. Hauerwas on War and Politics Stanley Hauerwas, one of America’s greatest theologians, is never dull. Some may view his statements as controversial, but Hauerwas is always […]

David Lipscomb’s Theology of the Kingdom

July 22, 2013

On November 13, 1862 David Lipscomb met with Tolbert Fanning, E. G. Sewell, R. B. Trimble and several other men to discuss how Christians should respond to the Civil War. What came out of that meeting was a letter written by Fanning but containing the beliefs of all the men present.(1) The letter was addressed to “his excellency […]


June 14, 2013

Christians in the Media The people over at Christ and Pop Culture have shared a great video of Ira Glass, host of This American Life, sharing his thoughts on how Christians are portrayed in the media. You might be surprised by what he has to say. Check out According to Ira Glass, Christians Aren’t So Bad […]

A Prayer by G.K. Chesterton

June 13, 2013

O God of earth and altar, in mercy hear our cry; our earthly rulers falter, our people drift and die; the walls of gold entomb us, the words of scorn divide; take not Thy thunder from us, but take away our pride. From all that terror teaches, from lies of pen and tongue; from all […]

A Prayer by J.N. Armstrong

April 11, 2013

J.N. Armstrong was the first president of Harding University and the son-in-law of James A. Harding. He believed that Christians were not to participate in war. He made statements like, “To hate our enemies only hurts us” and “We cannot join in the hating, the bitterness, but must keep the spirit of Christ, and try […]


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