Category Archives: in the news

He Was My Brother

On June 21, 1964, in Neshoba County, Mississippi, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Mickey Schwerner were assassinated as they worked for civil rights. A deputy sheriff assisted in their murders. They died so others could be free. He was my … Continue reading

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God and climate change

This understanding of God … … is a problematic understanding. God will take care of climate change, but Rep. Walberg took things into his own hands when it came time to help 20 million people lose their health insurance. Walberg … Continue reading

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Liberty

Trump is giving the graduation address at Liberty University, which claims to be the largest Christian college. Are those who accommodate, accept or ignore evil any better than the evil doer? I don’t think so. Trump is a liar, an … Continue reading

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Embracing evil

When some Christians talk about Jesus, they are simply wrong. Their politics are more important than the actual teaching of Jesus, and so they’ve twisted Jesus into something that’s not in the Bible and clearly not the message of Jesus. … 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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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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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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His name was Alan Kurdi

He drowned in the Mediterranean Sea on Sept. 2, 2015. He was three years-old. Photos of his body on the beach continue to illustrate the refugee crisis in Syria. As the parent of a three year-old, it’s too painful to … Continue reading

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