The Paradox of Politics

On one hand: Politics impacts a lot of people.  The decisions we make will matter for generations.  Many vulnerable groups will be helped or hurt by the actions we take.  We can't just completely ignore politics and vote for the most attractive candidate or the first one listed on the ballot. On the other: Politics … Continue reading The Paradox of Politics

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Loving God with our Minds

Loving God with our Minds

I was at a conference this past weekend where a Pastor said something interesting.  He said that we as Christians oftentimes are good at loving God with our hearts, but not our minds.  That’s been rolling around in my head the past few days. Some would dispute this: https://twitter.com/bellevuepastor/status/814525469961973762 but I think the evidence is … Continue reading Loving God with our Minds

My Least Favorite Christian Cliches

My Least Favorite Christian Cliches

Dr. Moore has written about how oftentimes, Christians are quick to describe someone as “prophetic” for having political views that agree with their own.  This is annoying, but I have seen even more obnoxious clichés recently.  Oftentimes, in the context of societal or political events, some Christians will throw out some variation of “Jesus is … Continue reading My Least Favorite Christian Cliches

7 Way-Too-Early Thoughts on the 2020 Democratic Primary

7 Way-Too-Early Thoughts on the 2020 Democratic Primary

1. There seems to be 3 main paths for the Democrats to win in 2020 at this point. Regardless of whether they are facing Trump or (hopefully) a Republican who has defeated him in the primary, I see 3 major paths for a Democrat to win in 2020: Option 1: Reinforce the blue wall among … Continue reading 7 Way-Too-Early Thoughts on the 2020 Democratic Primary

Sanctity of Life Sunday and Where the Pro-Life Movement Stands

Sanctity of Life Sunday and Where the Pro-Life Movement Stands

Today, on the passing of 44 years since Roe v. Wade, many churches are observing Sanctity of Life Sunday.  I suspect in many churches this morning, there may have been allusion to the recent election and perhaps appreciation for the election of a “Pro-Life” President.  It’s worth using this moment to take stock of where … Continue reading Sanctity of Life Sunday and Where the Pro-Life Movement Stands

A Balanced View on Betsy DeVos (And Why This Pro-Education Reformer Says She Should Still Be Voted Down)

A Balanced View on Betsy DeVos (And Why This Pro-Education Reformer Says She Should Still Be Voted Down)

Betsy DeVos has been receiving a lot of attention recently for her nomination to be the Secretary of Education.  For the most part, it seems partisan reflexes have taken over the discussion.  Republicans can find no fault in her, while Democrats are finding only fault in her. The reality, as usual, is much more complicated.  … Continue reading A Balanced View on Betsy DeVos (And Why This Pro-Education Reformer Says She Should Still Be Voted Down)