Category Archives: Faith & Politics

A Christian Perspective on Earth Day

Earth Day (April 22) isn’t normally considered a Christian holiday. I think it should be. The Bible starts off with “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Unfortunately, the Christian world has spent way too much time … Continue reading

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Social Media

I am often on Facebook and Twitter, and I enjoy it.  (I also try and keep up with my kids and grandkids on Instagram and Snapchat, but I don’t post much there.)  I use social media for fun, to communicate … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to President-Elect Donald Trump

Dear President-Elect Trump: Congratulations on winning the presidential Election! To be honest, I was among the many Americans who were frustrated with the choice between you and Clinton.  Neither one of you gave me great hope.  Nevertheless, before the election, I … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to our New President

Dear Mr(s). President: I write this well before the election, because I don’t want you to think that this letter is overly personal.  The things that I say and the prayer that I offer applies to you whether your name is Hillary … Continue reading

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Politics for Believers

I admit it.  I was getting cranky and frustrated—and maybe even a little bit angry—during this very strange presidential election.  The lies, the filth, the innuendos, and the name-calling by the candidates were deeply disturbing to me.  And the angry … Continue reading

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Honoring Police Officers

It’s popular to trash talk and put down police departments and officers in America today.  A few NFL players (see my previous blog) have refused to stand during the National Anthem due to perceived racism in police departments.  Riots in both small and large … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Colin Kaepernick

Colin, I respect your right to take a stand by choosing not to stand during the National Anthem.  I admire the fact that you have a social conscience and the desire to speak to the issues of our day.  I recognize that … Continue reading

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Ten Commandments for Christian Voters

I preached on Sunday, August 21, on A Christian Response to Government and Politics.  In part, I taught that Christians must operate with a much higher standard than do politicians, and even the way we do politics (which is often a … Continue reading

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Our Deepest Sympathy . . . and Indignation

This was originally published in the FSBCA Weekly.  It has since been moved to this blog. I knew it was coming, but it still infuriated me when it did.  There are enough people on the “lunatic fringe” of Christianity that … Continue reading

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Religious Liberty and Politics

I believe in religious liberty. I don’t just believe in religious liberty for Christians.  I believe in religious liberty for all people. So I am deeply frustrated when politicians make statements that indicate that they don’t understand religious liberty.  I’m … Continue reading

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