Category Archives: Church & State

Christian Politics

We’re in a season where American Christians are thinking about politics. Well, maybe not. Maybe it’s truer to say we’re in a season where the politics of the current American polarizations┬áhave colonized Christian minds. Candidates and their flunkies are assuring … Continue reading

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Jesus and Culture

Yeah, I know; given the title of this post I could write just about anything. I’m only going to touch on one aspect here. Sometimes we complain about how biblical scholars give us a Jesus who looks nothing like us, … Continue reading

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In or Out?

Living organisms and organizations have boundaries. There is always some sort of line demarcating X from not-X. Some of these markers are positive, some negative. This is an unpopular reality for some. We shout “No boundaries!” as if everything flowed … Continue reading

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Fight, Flight, or Engage – 1

Where is my primary citizenship? Since I was born in the USA, have lived in the USA most of my life, currently live in the USA and have never been a citizen of any other nation state, the obvious answer … Continue reading

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Dangerous Places

What should we make of this story? Apparently a school district in Indiana planned to hold its graduation ceremonies at a local church. I’m sure the church was thinking, “This is a way we can be generous and share with … Continue reading

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Evolution in Texas Classrooms

The Texas Board of Education is again facing the issue of how to teach evolution in our schools. In an opinion piece in Tuesday’s Dallas Morning News Daniel W. Foster, M.D. argues in favor of teaching evolution. He closes his … Continue reading

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