Presidential inaugurations have historically been peaceful transitions of power where the office transcends party politics and is honored by citizens regardless of their party affiliation. But yesterday there were violent protests against our newly minted president.
The idol of approval
This morning I was challenged by a paragraph that I read in The Unbelievable Gospel by Jonathan K. Dodson. “In Christ, we possess a power that can rip the muzzle off, chase away the shadows, and bolster winsome, authentic gospel witness. That power lifted Jesus out of the grave, but it sits latent in our […]
The same power
These words have bothered me. I agree that they are true, I agree that Jesus has demonstrated that power to us. But singing them brought up some questions in my mind.
The problem with power
The problem with power is that those who seek it are often the ones least qualified to wield it. This is no less true in the church than in society at large.
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 […]
Thinking out loud – The Church and Political Process
Thinking out loud often gets me into trouble, but being slow to learn, I thought I’d record some thoughts prompted by a conversation. Waiting in line to get some pizza at the Costco snack bar, we met a couple that we recognized from church but did not know well. We ended up getting to know […]