America’s collective ego has put on flesh and decided to run for president. Despite Trump’s decidedly consistently unChristlike character, belief and behavior, American evangelicals are lining up to vote for him. Or are they? View Post
I was a nosey boy. Rummaging through things that weren’t mine one day, I discovered a brown bag filled with photos. Small black-and-whites. Men with guns. Men with jeeps. Men wearing combat boots, white tank tops, army fatigues, dog tags. One picture from the stack I can still remember vividly… Read More
“Please, do you want a picture?” Our guide herded us into position in front of the photographer. “This is how we live,” she said.
God put on skin and moved into this neighborhood two thousand years ago. Today Bethlehem is part of the West Bank, cities walled in behind concrete erected by the Israeli government.
Inside the walls unemployment is almost 60% today. Outside, in the rest of Israel, it is less than 6%. Inside the walls Christians make up, at the very least, 15% of the West Bank’s population. Outside the walls Christians are less than 2% of Israel’s population.
Almost all of us bought a copy of our group’s photograph. To support our brothers and sisters living in Bethlehem. View Post
Fifty years ago this week, Martin Luther King Jr bellowed a dream from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. His was a voice between that still guides mine. The White Racist Voice All Martin’s life he’d been told he was worthless. Worth less. Unworthy to drink from their fountains, sit… Read More
There’s a tug-o-war between theology and pragmatism going on inside every Christian in every nation. American Christ followers are no different. Never have been. The American Revolutionary War was not a “just war” – not the way Aquinas or Augustine defined “just.” More importantly, it wouldn’t begin to meet the… Read More
I’m in Tulsa tonight for the third stop of this tour I’m on with Anita Renfroe and Mark Schultz. Now that lunch is over I only have four hours before sound check so let’s see if I can fit a blog post in between straightening my hair and finishing that… Read More