Category Archives: Christianity and politics

Countercultural faith

One of the greatest injustices we do to our young people is to ask them to be conservative. Christianity is not conservative, but revolutionary.  – Francis Schaeffer You have been strategically placed right where you are for one reason: to … Continue reading

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Wisdom from the first President

Excessive attachment to political parties agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one party against another, and opens the door to foreign influence and corruption. – George Washington Where is George when we need … Continue reading

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A long and winding road

I’m one hundred times more passionate about creating Christians and churches that will be faithful, biblical, countercultural, and spiritually minded in a socialist America, in a Muslim America, in a communist America, than I am in preventing a Muslim America … Continue reading

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The experiment lives on

  I think we often forget that America was and is an experiment. At no other time in history has the setting and the resources been so right to begin a democracy. And the fact that the country is still … Continue reading

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‘Christian’ is a noun — only

The word “Christian” makes a very bad adjective. In fact, there should be an automatic red flag that pops up in your mind every time you see or hear it, or especially when you try to use it as such. … Continue reading

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Going AWOL from the culture war

In the story of David and Abigail (1 Samuel 25), David vows retribution for the way his men were treated by the landowner (Nabal) who should have been grateful for the kindness his servants received from them. These men of … Continue reading

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Mainstream Christianity is an oxymoron

I always know I’ve struck a chord when comments come in from all sides — email, Facebook, website, Twitter. One brother said his friends are being discipled more by Fox News than by the Holy Bible. Another said he’s displeasing … Continue reading

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Truth Speaks to Power

I am currently reading a book called Truth Speaks to Power: The Countercultural Nature of Scripture by Walter Brueggemann. I picked up the book more for its subtitle than for its title. As a child of the Jesus Movement (also … Continue reading

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