Politics

5 Ways To Be Political The Way Jesus & Early Christians Were Political

9K SharesShare9KTweetPin12Share+1Reddit45Email Some say that Christianity by nature is political. To a great degree, that’s absolutely true– though I think we must be careful to not simply leave it there as if Christianity is political in the way the world is political– because it’s not. Christianity is political precisely because it declares that “Jesus is Lord.” …

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What I Wish My White Friends & Family Understood About Our Election Grief

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail It’s day 2, and I’m still grieving and feeling physically sick over the election– especially as I read story after story of how the Trump win has already emboldened racist bullying, threats, intimidation, and sexual assaults— in just the first day. As I process, I’m realizing there’s a lot of things I wish my …

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How Christian Fundamentalism Is Making A Concerning Comeback In America

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail American culture is currently experiencing what some, and now I, am calling New Wave Fundamentalism. The original fundamentalists stem from the early 20th Century, and was rooted largely in fear– fear over this new concept of evolution, fear that culture was growing too liberal, fear that the nation was drifting from God, and fear that it …

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Why We Need To Stop Divorce-Shaming Conservatives (And Everyone Else, Too)

1K SharesShare1KTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail I get it– when we think people are being hypocrites it’s hard to not point it out. I’ve done it. Jesus did it. We’ve all done it. But honestly, I’ve grown tired of the way the Progressive tribe tends to divorce-shame conservatives, and it’s time to speak up about it. (And before you skip …

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5 More Things Christians Should Remember This Election Cycle

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail  Political season is a challenging time for Christians—or at least, it should be. The American political system is unique in many ways. Much of this uniqueness is good and worthy of respect and even admiration at times. However, the American political system is also unique in the divisive way it separates Christians from one …

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10 Reasons Jesus Would Never Win The American Evangelical Vote

14K SharesShare14KTweetPin7Share+1Reddit92Email It’s political season, have you noticed? (Seriously, kill me now.) As part of that political season, pundits like to crack numbers, explore potential paths to victory, and discuss voter blocks. One of those voter blocks is yuge– in fact, it’s hard to win the presidency without it: The Evangelical vote. I know this …

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Disrupted Rhythm: The Spiritual Danger of the American Political Season

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail How much of the news we watch is recycled coverage on the election? Is your Facebook newsfeed overrun with Trump this or Hillary that? I don’t know about you, but lately it seems like all the days have blurred together to the point where I can’t even remember the last time I wasn’t swimming in …

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GOP: “Ouch! Obama Keeps Bonking Us Over The Head With The Bible!”

3K SharesShare3KTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail As a student of culture, I’ve seen politicians complain about a lot of things– especially during the Obama presidency. Never before have I seen someone get blamed for so many things. Gas prices are too high. Now gas prices are too low. Executive orders which were celebrated under Bush are all of a …

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