Category Archives: Faith & Politics

An Open Letter to President Trump

Dear Mr. President; One of the things I teach as a pastor, a father, a grandfather, and a volunteer basketball coach is that we need to respect our national leaders.  I believe that this is Biblical, moral, and a necessary … Continue reading

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To Boycott. Or Not.

I have been besieged with requests to boycott the NFL.  And to buy burgers at In-N-Out.  (Except that other people have asked me to stop buying burgers there.)  I’ve been told that I need to support Chick-Fil-A, while others are … Continue reading

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Before I Vote for You . . .

Some find it easy to choose their candidate and make their vote.  I don’t. Maybe it’s because, as a Christian, I have unusually high expectations for leaders, and we aren’t always offered high quality candidates.  Maybe it’s because I’m disgusted … Continue reading

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A Daughter’s Tribute

United States Senator John McCain passed away this weekend.  As a pastor who wants to focus on Jesus, I usually don’t say too much about politics and politicians.  Nevertheless, I was deeply moved when I heard the news.  I didn’t … Continue reading

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Public Behavior

Many celebrities, politicians, athletes, and social media users seem to be having trouble determining what is right or wrong.  (Or they just don’t care.)  As a result, we are seeing an abundance of racist tweets, name-calling on Facebook, and putdowns … Continue reading

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Pro-Life From The Womb To The Tomb

You can call me a pro-lifer, as long as you understand that being pro-life is much more than being against abortion. I agree with “Choose Life,” as long as you understand that it is much more than an anti-abortion slogan. … Continue reading

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Things I’d Like to See . . . Respect

I believe in respect. Unfortunately, I don’t see much of it anymore.  American culture seems to run on disrespect.  Politicians show complete disrespect to other politicians.  Crowds at ballgames disrespect the players, the referees, the coaches, and fans of the … Continue reading

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Things I’d Like To See . . . Arizona Version

I love Arizona. I’m not a native, but I’m close. My family moved here when I was 2.  I’ve lived in Arizona for 54 of my 59 years. And I’ve never really wanted to live anywhere else. But that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Things I’d Like To See . . . Washington Version

I follow politics rather closely, but, as a Pastor, I don’t endorse candidates from the pulpit or in my official position as Pastor.  Nevertheless, I think and pray about political and governmental issues a lot.  (And I’ve even been known … Continue reading

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A Cake and a Court

There is an interesting case before the Supreme Court right now that is of great interest to believers.  And despite what you may have heard from both sides, it’s not an easy decision for the court. The case is relatively … Continue reading

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