A New Normal: Grief and Facing the Brokenness in Evangelicalism

My heart has ached and almost broken as I have seen leaders I admired again and again and again show they have no godly judgment, that they can excuse evil whenever it is convenient for their politics, which reign supreme. Read more

#Loser: How the Call of Christ Is Antithetical to Trump’s Gospel

Donald Trump’s Gospel is as follows: success means being dominant over everyone else, at all cost; the only true happiness in life is being able to be a winner, not a #loser. What Trump Values To tell what a person values, we must see what he treats with disgust. And over and over again, President Trump has shown that what matters most to him is domination, winning, and success. Recognize any of these?: “I like the people who don’t get… Read more

“No Fair!”: A God Who Longs to Show Mercy–To Illegal Immigrants, ISIS, and You and Me

The Bible passages for today can be found here. This week, I heard a story on NPR of a little baby, born in the United States to now-undocumented parents who had overstayed their visas in the US: “When 2-month-old Isaac Enrique Sanchez was diagnosed with pyloric stenosis, a condition that causes vomiting, dehydration and weight loss in infants.” They were told they had to go to Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas for the operation Isaac needed. They wanted… Read more

Christian Superiority Complexes and the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

We don’t think we need the mercy of God. We don’t think we need the mercy of other people. Read more

Wildfires, Hurricanes, and Ezekiel’s Unheeded Warning

I’m going to try something for a while, in an effort to engage more constructively with Scripture, rather than only writing about the frustrations I have. I would to build up what is good, not just tear down what is bad. I will still write about social issues and the arts as time allows, but I will be writing each weekend on the lectionary Scriptures for the weekend. I hope to make these messages relevant to current times and to… Read more

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