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What God Wants for Your Life
Frederick Schmidt Jul 23, 2016
A friend originally from the UK wondered out loud this week (and I'm paraphrasing): "Watching American political campaigns, what has made a great nation afraid of its own shadow?"The question troubles...
What God Wants for Your Life
Frederick Schmidt Jul 19, 2016
Some years ago I was invited to a Congressman’s office along with leaders to discuss legislative issues that impinged on religious communities. Having concluded our conversation, the Congressman finis...
Frederick Schmidt Jul 14, 2016
I had a student not long ago who attended a church whose pastor majored in sermons of political and social significance.One Sunday a woman in her late eighties, battling deteriorating health and looki...
What God Wants for Your Life
Frederick Schmidt Jul 09, 2016
I grew up in a racist home.Prejudice was privately expressed. Racial slurs were commonplace behind closed doors, and Martin Luther King was the object of anger and suspicion.I was intuitively uncomfor...
Frederick Schmidt Jul 07, 2016
A dear friend, who recently converted to Catholicism, told this story about a recent experience at church:This past Easter I was given a Rosary from a friend in commemoration of my having completed th...
What God Wants for Your Life
Frederick Schmidt Jun 30, 2016
The language of derision has become increasingly commonplace in public discourse. The labels, “stupid,” “elitist,” “racist,” and their synonyms have become increasingly commonplace in public discourse...
Frederick Schmidt Jun 22, 2016
The meeting that a handful of Evangelicals had with Donald Trump this week has something to teach Evangelicals and Christians of every stripe.One: Meetings of this kind run the risk of painting the wh...
Frederick Schmidt Jun 13, 2016
Reflecting on the terrorist attack on “The Pulse” in Orlando, columnist, Bruce Bower, notes that the events “’shocked’” some politicians. “’Who would have expected such a thing?’ people kept asking.”B...
What God Wants for Your Life
Frederick Schmidt Jun 08, 2016
The decoder ring approach to reading the book of Revelation has, sadly, become the de facto orthodox approach to interpreting it. As a result, the vast majority of people, when asked about their views...
Frederick Schmidt Jun 02, 2016
The potted definition of Post-Christianity that Wikipedia offers, summarizes as well as any, a term that is frequently used to describe the challenge that the contemporary church faces:“the loss of th...
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