When compiling the list of Top Presidential Moments of the 21st Century, one could easily argue that President George W Bush climbing the mountain of rubble at Ground Zero belongs in the top spot. I remember watching it on TV. But I actually have MORE chills thinking about it almost 20 years later. Here was a man getting within inches of the people he serves … Continue reading Radicalized Christianity?
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)
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)
Hatred of Trump is spiritual death #1. I must confess this sin, repent from it, and seek to love this enemy until he is an enemy no more. Trump is just as I am. Strangely and wonderfully made. Created in God’s own image. Prone to going astray. Fallen well-short of the glory of God. But it is false to say we are fully the same. … Continue reading Transcend This
Growing up, my parents got involved in Mercer County Youth Soccer League. My mom coached my brother. My dad coached me. My mom also became a league official and then a referee. I remember her studying the rule book and being really proud of herself for passing the physical exam. She mostly refereed under-8 league games. She was really good at teaching the rules and … Continue reading My Election Sermon