And a great multitude that no one could count stood up and began to sing: “Worthy is the elephant that is red, for it can deliver us!”
Another multitude of people began to sing: “Worthy is the donkey that is blue, for it can deliver us!” Continue reading
I’m on social media. Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. It’s part of today’s world. I don’t want it to rule my life, but I’m interested in engaging within these platforms of the 21st century.
Right across all of them – well, maybe not Google+ since it never became what Google hoped – there is constant political commentary. Actually, at times, it’s more like tirades. The right won’t stop until they’ve shamed the left; the left won’t stop until the President is impeached and dethroned.
I’ve said this not a few times, but it’s all about a political, power-hungry game.
That’s really what it is. People maneuvering for power. There is an insatiable desire to win.
It’s not centered in what is good “for the people.” Both sides are completely selfish, manipulative, coercive, and more. And it’s tiring. Continue reading
I have held my tongue for a very long time in commenting on something I believe is grievous within the evangelical church of America. But today I came across a 5,000+ word article written by evangelical theologian, Wayne Grudem, and it pushed me over the edge.
The article is entitled, “Why Voting for Donald Trump Is a Morally Good Choice.” Yes, just let that title sit there for a moment.
In it, Grudem lists a plethora (and I mean a plethora!) of reasons why Christians should vote for Donald Trump. More specifically, as the article title asserts, to vote for Trump is the morally good choice.
Hang with me for a moment as I process a couple of things, though not for 5,000+ words! Continue reading
Today I was made aware of a most-interesting interview with Tullian Tchividjian, grandson of Billy Graham. He discusses the problem of how evangelicals have greatly veered off-track in what they hold most dear and worthy of proclamation: a political ideology rather than the gospel.
Read some of the interview below: Continue reading
Here is episode 7 at Prodigal Thought Podcast.
The title of this episode is very odd: The Gospel Is Political. However, I don’t mean this in the normal way we think of “politics”. In this podcast, I share 2 brief points of why I believe the gospel is a political announcement.
Listen to or download the podcast episode below (15:05 in length). Continue reading