The Christian Post is up with my op-ed contribution on immigration, politics, and faith. Small Excerpt: he plight of believers from across the world should have a greater hold in our attention and affection. In this life, just because someone is a Christian from another place doesn’t mean they are perfect or free of sin, … More Christian Post Publishes My Piece on Immigration
“Not by bread alone we live, Thy good word our life shall be; Not for all the earth can give Shall we worship ought but thee; Nor the word of promise bend E’er to tempt our God in heaven; Never for unholy end Was the gracious promise given” (Faint and Weary Jesus Stood by Walter … More How Evangelicals Handle Wealth, Fame, and Mission
I love Thanksgiving. I love the time off and the time with family, but over the years I’ve noticed that Thanksgiving has not been too connected to much if any Christian meaning. Although there is a rich theology of giving thanks to draw from, the holiday itself seems a bit a drift. For many churches … More Has Thanksgiving Lost Its Christian Meaning?
“Acclaiming Jesus, as Lord plants a flag that supersedes the flags of the nations, however ‘free’ or ‘democratic’ they may be. It challenges both the tyrants who think they are, in effect, divine and the ‘secular democracies’; that have effectively become if not divine, at least ecclesial, that is, communities that are trying to do … More The State Wants to Be Like the Church
This Friday please set aside some time to pray and fast for peace in Egypt, Syria, and Iraq. Check out this great initiative calling Christians to pray this Friday. Here is the prayer point for Egypt. Please pray for peace among all people in Egypt. Pray for mercy and compassion to break through. We pray … More Praying for Peace in Egypt
As I’ve written about before, my generation, the millenials, stands at the cusp of some very interesting trends. By the time our parents pass away, over 1/2 of them will have divorced at least once. In terms of American history this is unprecedented, and hopefully will be the high water mark for divorce for the foreseeable future. … More The Future of Family
Why should Christians bother themselves with politics and public life? After all if the world is not our home and salvation is our chief concern, what use do we have for the realm of politics? It’s a good question, especially when you consider how fruitless many of our public efforts have been. 40 years after … More Christians and Politics, Why Bother?