We cannot use the power given to us by the pulpit to compel our congregants to follow our political beliefs. We cannot commit our congregation's resources to pursue a partisan agenda.
If there was ever a reminder we needed during this election season - and they seem to become longer and more obnoxious each cycle - it's this fact. Your political leader will not save you, and your political enemy will not damn you.
I was standing in line at Starbucks this last week where I overheard two fellow patrons discussing presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson's decision ...
Hey everyone, I'm sorry that I haven't posted in awhile. Things have gotten busy with schoolwork and my personal life. I'm hoping to become more regul...
Bernie Sanders is standing with the ancient Hebrew prophets and in the tradition of our Lord, Jesus the marginalized Jew, but, unlike some other populist candidates, he's not running a campaign of identity politics.
Marco Rubio at least has never claimed that God told him to run for president. That alone distinguishes him from current candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich, and dropout candidates Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, and Scott Walker.
With the rise of the Islamic State and similar groups, there exist fundamental questions, regarding the religion of Islam, that I attempt to address a...
Today as Christians we have the opportunity to embrace Muhammad, the Qur'an, and Islam in an expression of faith in Jesus.
I don't like being a Christian today. Actually, I should say, I don't like most Christians today. Wait. What I really mean is, I don't want to fight with Christians anymore.
This Saturday morning, I opened my laptop to find an unusually high number of anti-Islamic posts. As usual, these were not well thought-out refutation...
I would argue that progressive politics does not have a religion-shaped hole so much as it insists upon the dignity of every human person, and so rejects religious claims to superiority. After all, the identity politics claims pertaining to race, gender and sexuality is that all races are equal, all genders are equal and all sexual orientations are equal.
Please accept my sincere congratulations for having Donald Trump as your present frontrunner and, after Tuesday, likely presidential nominee. You've worked so very hard to get him here, and I applaud you for your efforts.
Despite the fact that a recent poll shows that voters support Trump even though they see him as being the least religious candidate, commentators often have trouble getting away from the idea that religion drives the politics of the Republican Right. The situation is not so simple.
Regardless of whether or not social media advocacy is effective in changing people's minds, what I find interesting about the casual dismissal of online political activism is who's most prone to doing the dismissing. Have you ever noticed what kinds of people are the most contemptuous of politics on Facebook?
In a strongly-worded statement released today, God told Republican presidential contender Donald Trump to kindly shut the f*ck up.
All too often, our problem is that we don't see just how gracious God truly is, and properly regulated authority is meant to guide us toward that.