Because Jesus was a Refugee

Identity Religion Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ā€˜Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.ā€™–Matthew 2:13 You’ve probably heard of ‘identity politics’. And you may have heard it in … Continue reading Because Jesus was a Refugee

Moral Foundations for Living in Trump’s America (Part 2 of 3)

In thinking about how to live in Trump’s America, I am thinking through moral foundations that will guide subsequent actions and stances. What are the spiritual nonnegotiable bases for how to live. The 3 foundations I have identified, based on my spiritual and religious upbringing, are love, truth and grace (coming January 16). The Foundation of Truth Burnt Fingers and Too Many M&Ms Truth is … Continue reading Moral Foundations for Living in Trump’s America (Part 2 of 3)

Moral Foundations for Living in Trump’s America (Part 1 of 3)

With the impending inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States of America, I feel the urgency of my faith like never before. By ‘the urgency of my faith’ I mean its usefulness in guiding who I will be and how I will act now that Mr. Trump will rule the land. I think I would still be alarmed by Mr. Trump without … Continue reading Moral Foundations for Living in Trump’s America (Part 1 of 3)