Archive | Politics RSS feed for this archive

Does Jesus Love Smog?

February 22, 2018

0 Comments

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. 

 

Rate this:

Advertisements
Continue reading...

Lives Sacrificed On An Altar of Cliches

February 15, 2018

2 Comments

So here we go again: An assault rifle designed for war is used to snuff out innocent lives. And, again, we feel paralyzed. Our political leaders defy the predominant will of gun owners, let alone the majority of citizens, in their quest to channel the NRA’s cash flow into their campaign coffers.

Rate this:

Continue reading...

We Were Warned

February 1, 2018

0 Comments

Rate this:

Continue reading...

Falsehood’s seductive charm

January 23, 2018

1 Comment

Once again, we see a lie’s allure when matched with the abrasive truth – especially after the tyranny of the urgent locks us up and tosses the key. The truth: Newly-released NASA and NOAA reports say 2017 was one of the three hottest since recording began – and the most stifling without an El Nino […]

Rate this:

Continue reading...

More Evangelical VIPs Censure Trump

January 18, 2018

0 Comments

It’s a new day. Shock at a Republican president is no longer the exclusive province of the Evangelical Left’s flagship, Sojourners Magazine. Last week, several back-to-the-Bible leaders scolded Donald Trump over his foul dismissal of Latin American and African countries. The beat goes on, with rebukes emanating from American Reformed Christianity’s Vatican: Grand Rapids, Michigan, […]

Rate this:

Continue reading...

Should We Un-stick The Evangelical Tag?

January 8, 2018

0 Comments

Mika Edmondson The Gospel Coalition hosted a thoughtful conversation in December about how Bible-centered Christians should identify themselves. Is the “evangelical” label still appropriate? All participants were wary. Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, says he wears the tag if conversants understand its historic definition, which has nothing to […]

Rate this:

Continue reading...

Wisdom In An Age of Nuclear Bluster

January 5, 2018

0 Comments

Hear the sound of stomachs falling at a thunderous rate. Perhaps Donald Trump was bored with peace overtures between the two Koreas on January 2nd, so he fired off yet another infamous tweet: “North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the ‘Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.’ Will someone from […]

Rate this:

Continue reading...

Will Rupert Murdoch Go To Seminary?

December 19, 2017

2 Comments

Some vaguely-associated vignettes as Congress prepares to vote on the revised tax reform package, supported by only a sliver of the American populace. Vignette Number One A Facebook friend doesn’t muffle his sarcasm: Congratulations to my friends who are among the wealthiest 1% in the country: You get 83% of all the benefits of our huge […]

Rate this:

Continue reading...

Evangelicals Flee The “E” Word

December 11, 2017

2 Comments

Peter Wehner is scraping off both the evangelical and Republican labels as he marches with the somber, disillusioned throng. Like many, he says he hasn’t changed; but, like many, he’s discovered that evangelicals and Republicans have mutated into zombies of their former selves. The senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, who served […]

Rate this:

Continue reading...

Hope Springs In The Ruins

December 8, 2017

0 Comments

There’s genuine hope. Honest. It lingers on the margins, beyond the world of wayward religious moguls fawning over dubious politicians. It even pokes its head on center stage and waves hello. Discerning Advent-like hope is a real discipline in this era of hijacked evangelicalism. We read the I-can’t-believe-you-said-that pronouncements and despair. Take Franklin Graham’s December […]

Rate this:

Continue reading...