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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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Everybody’s wrong

  There’s battle lines being drawn Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong                   – Stephen Stills After I printed in a Catch earlier this week a couple lines from the Stephen Stills song … Continue reading

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Not of this world

Much of our confusion over Christianity in America comes from a misunderstanding of our citizenship in two kingdoms and our relative responsibility to each. We occupy and serve two kingdoms, but those kingdoms do not serve each other, and should … Continue reading

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How political shall we be as Christians?

When your wife and one of your best friends disagree with something you said, and you know you are spiritually, politically, and sociologically usually on the same page as they are, it indicates to me I may have left something … Continue reading

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