Sometimes God calms the storm, but other times the ship goes down. We need to represent Christ in either case.
To all God's beloved living in the United States today, Paul would write urging us, like the church in ancient Rome, to be a set-apart people, setting up little beachheads of Christ's eternal kingdom right here and now in the swamp of partisan politics and idolatrous nationalistic sentiment.
LECTIONARY REFLECTION | 17th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST LUKE 17:5-10 One of the hardest things to keep in balance is the fact that Jesus Christ is both "lover of our soul" and "Lord of the universe." He's beloved friend and coming King. One moment he is wooing us with his tender compassion and the next he … Continue reading Genies & Masters
"Render to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's." -Jesus My politics actually haven’t changed all that much over the years. When I go to the polls every two or four years to give "caesar" my opinion on how best to run this particular "kingdom of the world" called America, I still … Continue reading Church & Politics: A Jesus-Shaped Approach
The political climate in America this week is boiling hot on the heals of Sunday night's signing of the Obamacare proposal. There is an apocalyptic like mood on the conservative right, with talk show hosts prognosticating on the eventual collapse of America as we know it. Today, I walked to the gas station for a … Continue reading Which Government Do You Serve?
20 One time Jesus entered a house, and the crowds began to gather again. Soon he and his disciples couldn’t even find time to eat. 21 When his family heard what was happening, they tried to take him away. “He’s out of his mind,” they said. 22 But the teachers of religious law who had arrived from Jerusalem said, … Continue reading Christ Encounter #4: Jesus and Family (Mark 3:20ff)