Does “Gospel-centrality” Mean Christians Don’t Protest or Get Frustrated?

In light of the Louie Giglio fiasco, some evangelicals have argued that Christians need to cheer up and trust God. It’s always true that we need to trust God. I was encouraged, for example, by the content Jared Wilson posted on this subject (Jared always encourages me with his Christ-driven material). Our Trinitarian God can [Read More...]

Who Am I Voting For? Justice and Life

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8) Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained [Read More...]

Millennials and the Future of Political Engagement (Audio & Transcript)

I recently had the chance to be part of an exciting panel on “Millennials and the Future of Political Engagement” at Values Voters Summit.  The panel featured young evangelical thinkers like Matthew Anderson of Mere Orthodoxy; Andrew Walker, Kentucky policy analyst; and Eric Teetsel of the Manhattan Declaration.  Chris Marlink, Jeremy Renner look-alike, moderated the [Read More...]

BibleMesh Blog: Anthony Weiner and Gospel Apologies

This is a post from the BibleMesh blog, Thesis.  I’ve given a snippet here; to read the whole thing, go to this link. ************** You have likely heard of the Anthony Weiner scandal and his ensuing apology.  A married man, Weiner “sexted” with several women until he posted a salacious photo intended for private viewing [Read More...]

Will Another Ralph Reed Emerge in Evangelical Circles?

I received some interesting feedback from last Friday’s post.  Some wondered about my thoughts about Ralph Reed and the future of Christians in politics.  I am not prescient, and I am not in politics, but here are a few sketchy ideas. I would not claim allegiance to everything the Christian Coalition stood for or promoted.  [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, October 17, 2008: Politics and Other Messy Things

1. The Wall Street Journal has a helpful article about certain aspects of the Obama “tax cut” that he’s championed for 95% of the population. WSJ: “For the Obama Democrats, a tax cut is no longer letting you keep more of what you earn. In their lexicon, a tax cut includes tens of billions of [Read More...]

Sarah Palin, Maureen Dowd, and the Reality of Evangelical Paradox

Maureen Dowd has a fun if slightly snarky column on a recent visit to Wasilla, AK, Sarah Palin’s hometown. Dowd opens her piece with a comment by Carly Fiorina, the female former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, who has apparently said that Palin couldn’t adequately manage HP as a company. Of course, Fiorina failed at this attempt [Read More...]

“The Politics of Jesus”–An Exciting October 2008 Conference

I’m excited to let you know about an upcoming conference sponsored by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. It’s called “The Politics of Jesus” and it will be held as a one-day event on Friday, October 10th, 2008 at the First Baptist Church of Durham, NC, an important SBC and reformed church. Some of [Read More...]


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