Category Archives: Politics

Overexpecting

It seems to me that we tend to overexpect quite a bit — we have unrealistic expectations for our institutions, our relationships, or really just about any area of our lives. I first came across the word in James K.A. … Continue reading

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Meditation: January 8, 2021

It’s been a difficult week. There was turmoil in Washington D.C. this week as a group of violent protesters stormed the Capitol building, wreaking havoc. It seems they thought they were taking something back. But lives were lost, as was … Continue reading

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Christmas 2020: His Gospel is Peace

Truly He taught us to love one another His law is love and His gospel is peace O Holy Night Our understanding of peace is often based on cultural usage. From the perspective of geopolitics, peace boils down to the … Continue reading

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Best Books of 2020

Each year I set myself a goal to read 52 books — one per week. Most years I don’t hit the mark, but it’s a worthy goal nonetheless. Last year, I crushed it by reading 62 books. Believe it or … Continue reading

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eBook on Cancel Culture

One of the more disturbing trends we’ve seen of late is the rise of what has been labeled our “cancel culture.” It’s a manipulation tool utilized by both the right and the left to suppress free speech. Anyone who dissents … Continue reading

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Politics: The Ideology of Idolatry

I’m convinced that the great idolatry for many of us is our deep commitment to our political ideology. The past few months have been difficult for all of us. I’ve taken to saying things like, “We’re all playing hurt,” and … Continue reading

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That’s What I See

[Edited June 2021] Below is a post I originally wrote in early June 2020. This post was simply my attempt to capture some of what I was thinking and feeling during those days. A fellow Christian recently approached me to … Continue reading

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The Antidote to Contempt: Thoughts on the National Prayer Breakfast

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, an annual gathering in Washington D.C. hosted by members of Congress. It was a wonderful experience and I was grateful to receive the invitation. I was especially … Continue reading

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The Gospel According to Genesis: A God Who Creates, Part 2

The Bible begins with this universal truth: God is the Creator. Not only are we all created by God; we’re also created a particular way, for a particular purpose. According to Genesis 1:27, all humanity bears the image of God.  … Continue reading

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Best Books of 2019

Each year I set myself a goal to read 52 books — one per week. Most years I don’t hit the mark but I read exactly 52 books in 2018 and by the time I finish my current read, I’ll … Continue reading

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