Government | Politics

Allan Bevere: The President as Pastor-in-Chief?

Words, sentences, and paragraphs have context and content. Often what we say reveals deeper things about our convictions than we realize when we utter them; and if we reflect upon what they actually reveal about us, we might wish we had not opened our mouths. It has been common for Donald Trump’s evangelical supporters to justify…

Author Blog | Christian Unity | Editorial | Forgiveness | Government | Politics | Uncategorized

History, the Confederacy, and Monuments

Recently here on EDN, Robert Cornwall had an excellent article on the need to study history. On that point I completely agree. That said, I thought the view of history in the article he recommended was a bit binary and one sided. To be sure, there is a lot of truth in the description of…

election | Government | Politics

Steve Kindle: A Vote for Hillary is a Vote for the GOP

by Rev. Steve Kindle, pastor2pew.org, progressive author: I’m Right and You’re Wrong, Stewardship: God’s Way of Recreating the World, and If You’re Child is Gay. Editor’s note: On August 27, 2016, conservative author, Elgin Hushbeck, Jr. wrote a post, The Least Bad Choice. We encourage you to read both of these posts today. This election…

election | Government | Politics

Elgin Hushbeck, Jr.: The Least Bad Choice

by Elgin Hushbeck, Jr., Engineer, Christian apologist, and author of Christianity and Secularism, Preserving Democracy: What the Founding Fathers Knew, What We Have Forgotten, and How It Threatens Democracy  and What is Wrong with Social Justice? Many people have complained in the past about having undesirable choices when going to the ballot box, but never has the nation…

Christian Living | election | Government

Ronald Higdon: There's Always Something I Can Do

by Dr. Ronald Higdon, author of In Changing Times: A Guide for Reflection and Contemplation and Surviving a Son’s Suicide It immediately caught my attention because I felt it spoke so clearly to the predicament many feel has taken over their lives. It was the account of a conference for pastors that was being held in New…

Biblical History | Christian Living | Christianity | Economics | Government | Politics | Refugees

Bruce Epperly: The Book of Ruth, Gleaning, and the Social Safety Net

by Dr. Bruce Epperly Leviticus 19:9-10 proclaims: When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and…

Christianity | Discipleship | Government | Lord's Prayer | Politics | Public Square

To Whom Do We Give Allegiance?

by Dr. Robert Cornwall As a child I had a classmate who remained seated as the rest of us stood to say the “Pledge of Allegiance.” While we pledged our allegiance to the nation symbolized by the flag, thinking nothing of the religious implications of our act, my classmate, who happened to be a Jehovah’s…

Liberty vs Law
Ethics | Government | Politics

Liberty vs Law

by Elgin Hushbeck A recent Global Christian Perspectives focused on the subject of rights and during the discussion the claim was made that liberty is not a biblical concept (@ 35:45). Personally I found this to be surprising. I believe liberty, and the nearly synonymous freedom, goes to the very heart of the Bible’s message….