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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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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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In spite of the cold

It’s 46 degrees outside right now. Here in southern California, you have to realize, anything under 50 is arctic. We are having a cold, wet winter. Actually, I should say we are having a winter. That’s rare. On my calendar, … Continue reading

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Deference for different

I just came upon an interesting statistic. Of the people who voted for Donald Trump in 2016, the percentage who regret their vote today is a whopping 3%. And of the people who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, the … Continue reading

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Pawn or prophet?

One of our readers was wondering about my comment yesterday that politics cannot do the work of the kingdom of God and vice versa. He brought up William Wilberforce, a member of the British Parliament in the late nineteenth/early twentieth … Continue reading

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