Lately I’ve been thinking about how the church should interact with the surrounding culture. In my country, society is moving rapidly away from the Judeo/Christian moral framework. Seemingly, every point of view is tolerated with the exception of an overtly Christian one. In response to this, it is not difficult to find “culture wars” rhetoric […]
You shall not be in dread of them
Moses said to the Israelites: “You shall not be in dread of them, for the Lord your God is in your midst, a great and awesome God.” (Deuteronomy 7:21, ESV) Yet being in dread of the Canaanites is exactly what the Israelites had experienced. They allowed their fear to overwhelm their faith. They had ample […]
On corruption in government
A quote from Augustine stimulated some thoughts on how Christians should respond to government corruption and the willful deceit of the people.
The accusation of lying – what politics reveals about our need for truth
Politicians often accuse their opponents of lying. What does the effectiveness of this accusation show us about our need for truth?
The night God was booed
At the DNC, it was announced that the word God was added back to the party platform. The change was booed by the delegates. How should we respond?
Blessed are the meek – Part 2
#7 in the Sermon on the Mount series. America will be holding a presidential election in 2012. As a result, political advertisements and discussions fill the airwaves and pixels of the news outlets. It is the way of politics to seek and to wield power and influence. It is not always the wisest voice that […]