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Archive for the ‘Faith and Politics’ Category

What Now?

November 10, 2016

We have just endured an election that was nasty on all sides. It divided family, friends, and our country. Now the election has ended, people are feeling an array of emotions. Feelings such as joy, happiness, apathy, fear, sadness, confusion, and others are present in many Americans. The question being asked on all sides is […]

Peter Leithart on How Christians Should Respond to the Election

November 10, 2016

Peter Leithart offers a wonderful and beautiful reflection on how Christians should respond to the election of Donald Trump. For the first time in decades, the GOP offered a candidate whose pro-life convictions are wobbly and whose commitment to traditional marriage is non-existent. Four years from now, Roe and Obergefell will be untouched. Trump did […]

Why I Cannot Vote Republican or Democrat in November

October 13, 2016

This election has been difficult for all Americans. We have been asked to choose between two candidates whose disapproval ratings are at all time highs. Rather than vote for a candidate, many people are voting against a candidate. People know who they don’t want, and they are reluctantly voting for who they perceive to be […]

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 […]

Musings

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 […]

Musings

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 […]

Musings

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 […]

Musings

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 […]