Category Archives: politics

Week One in Trump’s America

We are in Bizarro world now, where unless someone hands you a pamphlet entitled “I’m a White Nationalist: Ask Me How” you cannot suggest that they have troubling ties to white nationalism. I know that many people are enjoying this … Continue reading

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On Civil Disobedience and the Respectable Response

In the wake of the Chicago Trump rally shutdown and the traffic stoppage protest in Arizona, I’ve been hearing a lot about civil disobedience and protest.   I also heard the opinions of the people around me at the St. … Continue reading

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In the Trump Bubble

“You’re going to do what? Are you crazy?” “Please, Mom, don’t go!  You’ll do something stupid and get hurt!” “Let me know if you need to be bailed out of jail.” I went because I want to understand. I went … Continue reading

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American Christianity’s no-cost discipleship

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer, leader in the German Confessing Church Today one of my … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom, Priorities and a Terrible Anniversary

My thoughts are a bit scattered today.  I’ve been remembering. Have you been paying attention to the news out of Indiana this week?  Gov. Pence just signed their Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law despite a loud outcry and threats … Continue reading

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Homeschoolers, we can do better

I’m going to keep my input short and sweet today, and then turn the mic over to the gentleman in the photo above.  That’s Kevin Swanson.  He’s a homeschool graduate and a homeschooling father of five, a minister in the … Continue reading

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With Exodus International’s Announcement, the Ex-gay Dominoes Keep Falling

When the impending closure of Exodus International was announced on June 19, it felt as if the staggering giant of ex-gay “reparative therapy” ministries had finally collapsed.  Exodus International was an institution among evangelical Christians; a 37 year old ministry … Continue reading

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