Category Archives: culture

Where is decency?

How long would you permit someone to abuse another, before you step up? How long would you stay around someone telling racist jokes, before you walk away? How long do you let a man make derogatory and sexist comments about … Continue reading

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“President Carter, am I a Christian?”

I love President Carter. I’ve written about him here: President Carter   and here: The desire to find peace on Memorial Day   and here: You met a president   New York Times reporter Nicolas Kristof had a great e-mail interview with … Continue reading

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United

People yelled as they witnessed a man being assaulted. Most of us have seen the video of a passenger being dragged off a United Airlines flight. Video and news story A very few, as some usually do, blame the victim … Continue reading

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Republican Christians

Not since the Reformation has the choice been so clear. On one side, Christians who read the red letters of the Bible and find in the teachings of Jesus a call to help the poor, support widows, orphans and aliens, … Continue reading

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Family reunion 

Note: This isn’t the sort of thing I usually write on this site.  But, here it is. A day on Walton’s Mountain Thousands traveled to remote Schuyler, Virginia this weekend for the Waltons 45th Anniversary Reunion. From more than a … Continue reading

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Resident Aliens

I met Will Willlimon recently. (His preaching technique was exactly what I was taught in seminary. But that’s another story.) In my first semester of seminary I read Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony, written by Willimon and Stanley … Continue reading

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An alternative to war?

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Middle class Messiah

Recently I wrote: The Bible is clear. Jesus is with the losers, not the leaders. Jesus was an unemployed Palestinian. A Syrian refugee child. A Honduran roofer. Jesus is the dark-skinned woman cleaning your table, your hotel room, your office. … Continue reading

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Shacking up

The Shack, the book and movie, is another stark example of the differences among modern Christians. Some Christians are quick to discredit and criticize a movie they’ve never seen about a book they’ve never read. They casually toss around words … Continue reading

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Why Christians should oppose banning anyone

Because the Bible says discriminating is wrong. Scripture says favoritism is wrong. For example: “My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. 2 Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold … Continue reading

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