Why Both Sides of the Political Aisle Stink at Balancing the Budget

I am convinced that both the left and right in our political system stink at balancing the budget.  Here is a video that gives the best answer to the problem, using Oreo cookies.   What are your thoughts on this video?  What about the larger theory the video represents? [Read more...]

Why Jesus might be a Republi-demo-liber-green-peace and freed-O-crat

Recently there was a provocative article written by Phil Zuckerman and Dan Cady called: Why Evangelicals Hate Jesus. It would be easy for many to be up in arms about such an article, but maybe it takes a critique from the ‘outside’ to make us look honestly at our ‘inside.’ They state: “White Evangelical Christians [Read More...]

Nonviolence 101 – Concluding Thoughts and Exhortations (part 9)

The following is part of a fairly long series on the theology and practice of nonviolence.  If you would like to read all of the posts, you can do so here. ————————————– Convinced of the theology of nonviolence, I have embraced the essence of my Anabaptist roots.  It would be arrogant to assume that my [Read More...]

Nonviolence 101 – 2 "What ifs" [Another Hitler or Someone Attacks Your Spouse/Child] (part 8)

The following is part of a fairly long series on the theology and practice of nonviolence.  If you would like to read all of the posts, you can do so here. ————————————– “What if…” #1 Without fail, there are two “what if” scenarios that always emerge when having this discussion with American friends.  The first [Read More...]


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