Category - Politics

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A Book Everyone Should Read–If One Cares About Survival
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A THANKSGIVING I NO LONGER MISS
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ADDICTED TO OUR BIAS
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The Evangelicalism That Needs to Die
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Is the Evangelicalism of Old White Men Dead?
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Staying Out of the Mud
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The Unreality We Have Come to Assume is Reality

A Book Everyone Should Read–If One Cares About Survival

I set a goal on January 1 to write a new post every Friday. Time up here on the river tends to break routine. The truth of the matter is that it is easy to get distracted by the beauty. But sometimes one simply gets stuck. Anne Lamont, in her witty Bird By Bird, likens[…]

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A THANKSGIVING I NO LONGER MISS

Saturday I spent some time along the shore of Plymouth Harbor visiting a 17th century English village. It is a re-creation of the small maritime community built by the first pilgrims. Pretty cool to hear the stories and imagine what sixty-six days crossing the ocean must have been like. In some of these small houses I[…]

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ADDICTED TO OUR BIAS

I recently ended my subscription to a major newspaper. Asked by a representative why I was ending the service, I told him that the journalists in this paper used to be news reporters—but they have morphed into ideological warriors. They have lost a sense of their vocation. It’s hard to discern real news from fake[…]

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The Evangelicalism That Needs to Die

Given the intensity generated by this election, there has been a fair amount of post-election stress and commentary. The results have not only fractured a nation—it has fractured parts of the church. This is evident in some of the posts on Facebook. Some believers have told me they have sworn off certain social media sites[…]

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Is the Evangelicalism of Old White Men Dead?

This morning I worked through my daily list of readings–beginning with God’s Word. I have worked my way through the One Year Bible each year for nearly 30 years. If I didn’t, my spiritual growth would be stunted, deformed. I would read books more to my liking (Mark, Philippians) and read books less to my[…]

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Staying Out of the Mud

Sitting in a faculty meeting today (one of my highlight moments of the month), our Old Testament prof read from Psalm 51. There’s usually some reading and a prayer to begin things. But this was different. There was more of a pause. Prayers were more intestinal. There is something about this penitential psalm that stirs[…]

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The Unreality We Have Come to Assume is Reality

Reading the daily commentaries on life and politics, it is obvious these are crazy times. You want to keep your head down and hope to survive the crossfire. People are shooting from both sides, and as an election gets closer, the vitriol has only increased. Hyperbole has taken over. “Bitch,”, “Sophomoric Sniveler.” “Terroristic Man-Toddler,” and worse fill[…]

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