Prayer is Not Enough
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Prayer is Not Enough

After the school shootings in Parkland, Florida, the political class issued its now familiar response, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.” Interestingly, the very people it was supposed to mollify were outraged, prompting the response of voice and sign, “Prayer is not enough.” And it surely is not enough.The well-known…

Response to Allan Bevere's "The President as Pastor-in-Chief?"
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Response to Allan Bevere's "The President as Pastor-in-Chief?"

Allan Bevere’s recent article made good points that I generally agreed with, but I do not think the situation is quite as black and white as he presents it. Concerning refusing to support either Clinton or Trump, while I understand that such thinking makes sense in the primary, when it comes to the general election,…

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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…

Politics

Trump’s First Year

Trump is wrapping up his first year as President, and perhaps the only thing that most would agree on is that the Trump Presidency, like his election, has been a most unusual one. His core supporters still love him and see the real problem as a Washington establishment more concerned with its own problems than…

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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…

On Patriotism and Revolution
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On Patriotism and Revolution

In a recent post here, Dr. David Alan Black wrote, “The humility of Christ doesn’t grant us permission on this Fourth to call out our fellow Christians for feeling patriotic or to harp about a revolution in 1776 that was probably at odds with Paul’s teaching about submission to civil authority in Romans 13.” In…