Preaching in the Era of Trump

I struggle to understand how those who claim to embrace the radical ethic of the Christian faith—the gospel ethic of caring for the disenfranchised, marginalized, and oppressed “others” of society—can claim to have voted for Trump out of Christian values when there were other Republican and Democratic candidates from whom to pick. Voters are used to choosing between “the lesser of evils,” but there is no serious Christian standard by which Trump can be argued to be that choice. [Read more…]

What Are Our Choices? Conventions, Elections, and Spiritual Practices

I have no responsibility for what anyone says on any political platform. I have total responsibility for how I ​consciously ​respond to it. [Read more…]

In Spite of Our Politics, We Are Made for Goodness

In this moment of cataclysmic political division and rising tension, we must hope that our better angels will prevail; that basic goodness will once again be the standard to which we hold our political leaders, and human decency the measure of our democracy. [Read more…]