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Jesus On Partisan Politics

There were two main political parties in Israel when Jesus arrived. He didn’t side with either of them, but chose a disciple from each of them. Herodians supported the Roman occupation of Israel and Herod Antipas as king. Rome, after all, had improved infrastructure, its large army protected Israel from… Read More

What is biblical equality?

Scholars now believe that 80% of Christians living in Jerusalem in Paul’s day were “poor.” Not poor like I was in college, surviving on Ramen and Kool-Aid. Biblically poor: they didn’t have daily bread. Paul’s plan to care for them was to ask Corinthian Christians, who had more than their… Read More

Fans Are Not Rational

“Roughing the passer,” the referee said. “Fifteen yard penalty.” Falcons fans cheered. Steelers fans jeered. Falcons fans saw T.J. Watt, the sack leader this season for the Pittsburgh Steelers, attempting to tackle their quarterback low. That’s illegal. Steelers fans saw T.J. Watt intentionally trying not to hit the quarterback, and… Read More

Believing God Over A President

I’m so thankful that Compassion International is not a political organization and that its leaders will never make the news by taking a political side. I’m an “ambassador” for Compassion – speaking in support of their ministry at colleges, churches, conferences, and concerts. I’m not an employee of Compassion International… Read More