The Church Bubble is Real — And Worse Than You Think

Much as a media bubble caused the journalistic world to miss the rise of Trump, a church bubble is having a devastating effect on American Christianity. [Read more…]

Why Do You Have to Be a Republican to Be a Christian Today?

If religion is meant to transcend politics, then why does it seem like you have to vote one political party to be a Christian? [Read more…]

Am I the Only One Uneasy About the Evangelical Embrace of Trump?

Am I the only evangelical uncomfortable with Trump as our standard bearer? [Read more…]

The Biggest Warning Church Leaders Should Take From This Presidential Election

What the 2016 presidential election means for the modern American church. [Read more…]

Five for Friday

Here are some great links that will get you to think. Enjoy! The Danger of Calling Behavior ‘Biblical’ – Great article by Rachel Evans. Read slowly through this one. The Business Case for Reading Novels – Why I’ve read every book by John Grisham and Tom Clancy (among many others), and why it’s not a [Read More…]

Five for Friday

Wednesday and Thursday I wrote about the fallout from the election. This Five for Friday will be one last cathartic experience to try and put the bitterness of the election behind us. The People Have Spoken – What Should Christians Do Now? – Great thoughts from Ed Stetzer of Lifeway Research. 3 Things the Church [Read More…]

A Letter To Barack Obama

Dear Mr. President, Although I did not vote for you, I will support you as my president. I understand that you bear a greater and deeper burden then most Americans could ever fathom. In and of itself, the presidency is a responsibility too great for any one man. The time for politicking and posturing is [Read More…]

A Faith Of Our Own: Following Jesus Beyond the Culture Wars, by Jonathan Merritt

On the day that our nation is deciding its future for the next four years, it’s fitting to pull back for a moment and reflect on evangelical Christianity’s impact on American politics over the last few generations. Jonathan Merritt is uniquely positioned to offer words of insight into this delicate subject. Born and raised in [Read More…]

The New Christian Agenda in Politics

As our crazy election season comes to a close, Jonathan Merritt has some great perspective on the history of American Christianity in politics over the last 50 years, and what a new generation of Christians (including me) are looking for in politics today. Enjoy the video below. I’ll be reviewing his book “A Faith of [Read More…]

Five for Friday

Here’s a Five for Friday: political edition. I know everyone’s a little tense with the election. Let’s feed the dog that’s barking the loudest this week: The Politics of Trust – why don’t we trust our politicians anymore? The Church & Politics = A Mess – great words from a guy (Perry Noble) who tells [Read More…]