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Politics, the New Religion & Proving Your Piety

October 30th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Christianity, Politics

Politics is the new secular religion. You want to change the world? Engage the political process. You want to find meaning for your life? Join a political cause. You want to gather with people of like mind? Join a political party and go to rallies. You want to know your identity? Look no further than […]

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The New Spiritual Discipline – Refraining from Talking Politics

July 25th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Politics

It is so tempting to talk about politics. There is so much low hanging fruit on either side of the aisle that it is a tempting topic to discuss, write about, share on social media, etc. With very rare exception I try very hard to not talk about or write about politics or share political […]

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The Politics of Fear & Overcoming the World

April 19th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Christianity, God, Politics

When people are afraid they try to make sense of what they are experiencing. In those moments, the narratives we have ingrained in us come right to the front. The Boston bombers are a great example of this. Some immediately jumped on this news that these guys must be white right-wing wacko’s. Why? Not because […]

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Government Spending and Fairytale Land

April 10th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Politics

In case you are wondering, this is not the next post on legalism…just a mini-rant 🙂 Only in the U.S. government can deficit reduction means you are just borrowing less. The President claims his new budget will cut the deficit by a trillion dollars. What that means is that we will go from $16 trillion […]

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Scot McKnight’s Take on the Louie Giglio Inauguration Prayer Situation

January 14th, 2013 · 16 Comments · Politics

First, if you don’t read Scot McKnight’s blog (much less his books) you really should give it a try. Second, his take on Louie Giglio’s backing out of the Inauguration Day prayer is extremely insightful. For those who aren’t up to speed on this. Giglio was asked to pray at the inauguration. Once he was […]

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Joe Biden Says President Obama May Use Executive Order to Clamp Down on Guns

January 9th, 2013 · 23 Comments · Politics

Here is what the vice president said, “The president is going to act…There are executives orders, there’s executive action that can be taken….As the president said, if you’re actions result in only saving one life, they’re worth taking. But I’m convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of Americans and take thousands of people […]

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Thoughts on Obama’s Re-election from a Guy Who Voted for Romney

November 7th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Politics

Here is what I hope Obama is able to do in the next four years: Protect the rights of the unborn Decrease the deficit Balance the budget – I can dream, can’t I? Before you can balance the budget, you have to have a budget. We haven’t had a budget in what, 3 years? Have […]

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The Financial Dilemma America Faces That No One is Willing to Solve – Let’s Do Some Math

October 12th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Politics

Here are some numbers to consider that are mind boggling. It is important that you are aware of these numbers: Our government borrows roughly 40 cents of every dollar it spends (Politifact) In 2012 the government will take in about $2.17 trillion in tax revenue and spend $3.82 trillion – the difference is roughly 43%. […]

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Defeater Beliefs in Politics – How To Change the Perceptions of a Nation

September 26th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Politics

Defeater beliefs are beliefs someone holds that make other beliefs impossible. Tim Keller defines defeater beliefs like this, “A defeater belief is Belief-A, that if true, means Belief-B can’t be true.” (Tim Keller, Deconstructing Defeater Beliefs). Politicians use this to their advantage all of the time. In the political realm it goes like this, “If […]

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The Real Face of Abortion…What Would It Take to Change Your Mind?

September 5th, 2012 · 16 Comments · Christianity, Culture, Death, Headlines, Politics

I have wrestled with whether or not to post this. Just a warning…this is not for the faint of heart. All I ask is that the comments not get into political wrangling but stick with what is really going on here. Last week I saw something I hadn’t ever seen before. I saw a picture […]

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