Category Archives: Faith

“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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Palm Sunday

Matthew 21:1-11 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with … Continue reading

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Spiritual refugees

Most of us are refugees in someway. Many are emotional or spiritual refugees, as distant and isolated from others as physical refugees are removed from homelands. We are separated from feeling our own pain, refugees rejecting our own emotions. Unaware … 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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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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Joy

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Love

The message of Jesus is simple: Love God. Love others. That’s it. Everything else is secondary. No “buts.” No sinner’s prayer. No conversions. God loved us before we knew who God was. So we should love God, it’s only fair. … Continue reading

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Anne Frank

People are suffering. Seeking freedom and the American Dream. Searching for safety and security. Many American Christians have gotten so used to not seeing the poor at their church doors, that they can no longer see the refugees at our … 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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A morning prayer

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