Politics

Rest In Peace President Bush

I hadn’t intended on watching TV for most of the morning, but then saw as I was looking for a weather forecast that President George H.W. Bush’s funeral was being broadcast. Two-and-half hours later, I still don’t know how much rain is going to fall today. But my soul is enriched and my sense of [...]

By |2019-01-15T08:53:19-08:00December 5th, 2018|Arts, Culture, People, Politics|Comments Off on Rest In Peace President Bush

Remember Not The Sins Of My Youth

I'm going to go out on a dangerous limb here. As I've watched the latest episode of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings unfold, involving the 11th hour revelations of alleged sexual misconduct as a high schooler, I'm wondering if we now have stretched the #metoo movement to its breaking point. What I'm going to say, I [...]

By |2018-09-27T16:49:56-07:00September 27th, 2018|Culture, Politics, Sexuality, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Days Of Rage Are Back In Style – And It’s Coming To A Church Near You

In the first two days of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, more than 150 protesters have been removed from the proceedings for a variety of angry and audible outbursts. Texas senator John Cornyn described it as "mob rule". It's "unlike anything I've seen before in a confirmation hearing," he noted. That's because it is unlike [...]

By |2018-10-04T09:03:48-07:00September 6th, 2018|Culture, Politics, Religious Liberty|Comments Off on Days Of Rage Are Back In Style – And It’s Coming To A Church Near You

Death Of The Word “Evangelical”

Istruck up a conversation with someone the other day. I mentioned that I was a pastor, taking some time off to do some writing. “Oh what kind of pastor?” they asked. In my reply, I used the word ‘evangelical’. And at once, the person frowned a bit, and said, “Oh, a Trump supporter.” At which [...]

By |2018-03-27T19:05:15-07:00March 27th, 2018|Culture, Politics, Religious Liberty|Comments Off on Death Of The Word “Evangelical”

A High Schooler Shall Lead Them

In Judges 19 in the Bible is a disturbing tale of a man traveling through Israel with his common-law wife who finds less than hospitable conditions one night in a particular town (we’ll just say the town’s Trip Adviser rating wasn’t exactly stellar.) Something so unspeakably violent happens that it ends up shaking the [...]

By |2018-02-27T14:48:53-08:00February 27th, 2018|Culture, Politics|Comments Off on A High Schooler Shall Lead Them