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The Tweets Tell A Story

October 10, 2019

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Once again, court evangelicals are embarrassing fellow believers everywhere. Just follow the Twitter feeds and feel the cringe factor.

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CEOs to Senate: Enact Gun Laws

September 13, 2019

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Once again, advocacy for gun regulation has popped up like a whack-a-mole, far from lefty terrain.

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Memories of 9-11: Struggling through vengeful longings

September 11, 2019

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There it was: a colossal plume engulfed the Manhattan skyline.  The absent towers rendered the landscape eerily naked. 

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The Face of Anger v. The Face of Grace: A Biblical View of Immigration

August 19, 2019

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The present-day hostility toward immigration is a symptom of a larger illness: Anger is overtaking grace

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Bosses Plaguing Our Dreams

February 13, 2019

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A recent news item triggered me. To explain: I’ve worked for great bosses, both men and women. I’ve also labored under tantrum-spewing thugs, both men and women. The latter still haunt my sleep. I remember the screaming, my powerlessness and enforced silence (anything I said was fodder for the next hostile job review, so mum’s […]

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This is a scandal?

January 6, 2019

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Partisan snoops dug up a video supposedly shedding light on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s deep-dark past; The newly-elected congresswoman, a social democrat representing the Bronx and Queens, once danced with fellow college students in Boston. Gasp.

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Missing The Earthquake While The Scale Shakes

November 12, 2018

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Does the human race prefer the soap opera’s crisis and drama? It seems so. Just view the 2018 American mid-term election scene, where pundits snuggle into their own concocted enigmas and miss potential electoral tremors in the nation’s religious landscape.

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Before The Snarlers Grabbed Power

August 30, 2018

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This is a sampling from a book I’m writing, tentatively entitled The Intimidator’s Club. It wrestles with the question: “What do I do when the near-angelic choir that wooed me to Christ morphs into an attack-dog platoon?” The term, “evangelical,” once described brainy believers who lofted the Scriptures high while remaining culturally engaged. They were just as likely to lean to the political left as well as right. Here, I describe how I came to the faith in the 1970’s — a very different time indeed.  

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A Memorial’s Curative Power

August 16, 2018

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Maya Lin’s design illuminates the intrinsic worth of those 58,220 slain men and women: Each bore a name, which means each possessed an identity and humanity and, therefore, nobility.

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Does Jesus Love Smog?

February 22, 2018

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Billy Graham was not a leading environmentalist, of course, but his brand of pre-politicized evangelicalism made room for biologists, physicists, and atmospheric scientists. He, along with other evangelicals like Francis Schaeffer, didn’t find them threatening. 

 

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