This week I found myself unable to write a post of my own, because three different articles keep coming back to me that I ultimately decided I needed to share. I think they are all very timely and necessary.
- from Ed Setzer at Christianity Today
This article calls Christians to ask ourselves why we allow ourselves to become targets of fake news, and why our zeal is often hijacked by our gullibility. We embarrass ourselves, hurt our witness, hurt the reputation of others, and lose our mission when we are perpetually duped by fake news stories.
- from Jack Wilkie of Focus Press
This article, from a conservative apologetic publication, challenges Churches of Christ as children of the Restoration Movement to consider their own plea for unity. I agree that many have become rigidly guilty of defining our salvation by our own rightness, pushing salvation by precision obedience and making the burden too hard to bear.
- from Steve Gardner at Authentic Theology
This blog post examines the very timely Boston Declaration
crying out against “the corruption of U.S. Christianity.” As the author points out, the declaration did not do well enough to reach its primary audience, patriotic evangelicals. He lays out a method for addressing the audience in a way that will better gain their respect, and maybe even change their hearts.
I urge all Christians to please take the time to read these this week. Thank you and God bless.
As the national trust deficit rises, people want to know who to blame. It’s important to know what you stand for, and why. But even more importantly, it is vital to know if you’re a hypocrite when it comes to your political views.
So here are some tips on how to be a political hypocrite:
Blame Every National Problem On Your Opposition, Always, No Matter What the Data Suggest.
The state of the economy is their fault. The crime rate is their fault. Natural disasters are their fault. Corruption in Washington is their fault. Only getting seven nuggets in your combo meal instead of eight is their fault. Continue reading
This past weekend The Warblr chose to publish my Op-Ed. I am thankful for the opportunity.
“I wish I could say that the Charlottesville horror—those coddled little Nazi’s with tiki torches shouting “white lives matter” at a statue until someone was killed by a terrorist—was completely isolated from our culture, that this is not America. But it is America, because you’ve tolerated it for far too long. You’ve allowed the lunatic fringe, the alt-right, the conspiracy peddlers, and the petty rumor mill to influence you, hijack your religion, seduce your otherwise outstanding zeal.
You helped create this. Will you repent of it?”
I visited the campus of UVA one when I was a kid. It was a peaceful day, and I recall it as a mostly boring tour of a pretty campus and some pretty buildings. It was a history field trip, because something about Thomas Jefferson starting the college.
I remember those awkward history lessons about how when the college was founded people owned other people as slaves and treated them like animals. We knew this was wrong. When I was a kid, I knew racism was wrong, and if you asked me, I would tell you it’s wrong to drive a car through people for no reason.
I’m feeling patriotic today.
So I thought I’d post an old hymn that is commonly called the “National Anthem of Christendom”:
All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name! Continue reading
“And I love all people, rich or poor, but in those particular positions I just don’t want a poor person. Does that make sense?”
-President Donald Trump Continue reading
The removal of a Confederate monument in New Orleans has inspired folks in other towns to raise funds and build the momentum of removing from the public eye various Confederate monuments that have been raised across the nation.