#30 – Jesus for President by Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw (My 100 Favorite Books)

If you want to start a fight, talk about religion.  Or politics.  OR BOTH! For much of my adult life, I've wrestled with what it looks like to apply my faith to public life.  This especially becomes a question during election season, when some Christians speak as if the entire fate of the world rests … Continue reading #30 – Jesus for President by Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw (My 100 Favorite Books)

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Of Gods and Kings (Psalm 21, Weekly Word)

Read Psalm 21` This is a Psalm from King David, celebrating the strength of God and all God has done for him.  When I read this in light of Jesus, I admit I have trouble with it.  I mean, every successful king, or political leader, throughout history has credited some god or God for his … Continue reading Of Gods and Kings (Psalm 21, Weekly Word)

Politics, Parties, Means and Ends: A Political Post Inspired by CS Lewis (yes, politics, but its okay)

I am slowly working through God in the Dock, a collection of some of CS Lewis' essays, and a few days ago read the essay "Meditation on the Third Commandment."  In this essay, Lewis discusses the desirability of a Christian political party.  I'm not sure if this was something people wanted in mid-century Britain, but … Continue reading Politics, Parties, Means and Ends: A Political Post Inspired by CS Lewis (yes, politics, but its okay)

Kings, Presidents and God (On Campus at PSU Berks)

Last night on campus we talked about God and government, politics and presidential elections. This semester at CSF our theme for Bible study is the story of scripture.  My hope is that the students will understand the grand, over-arching narrative of the Bible.  Back in early September we began with creation and fall.  Then we … Continue reading Kings, Presidents and God (On Campus at PSU Berks)

Does Jesus Care Who You Vote For in November?

Now that Mitt Romney has secured, more or less, the Republican nomination for president we can begin to look ahead to the general election.  Obama vs Romney! As with previous elections, we will see prominent evangelical Christian pastors and leaders giving out endorsements.  Personally, I am increasingly skeptical of Christian leaders endorsing candidates.  What's the … Continue reading Does Jesus Care Who You Vote For in November?