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Christian Rhetoric During a National Crisis

Last week another horrific mass shooting—this one a terrorist event—happened in California. This followed a shooting at Planned Parenthood in Colorado, which followed a horrific, ISIS-led mass attack in Paris. We’re living in a dangerous world. Terror and all kinds of evil seem to happen every day in communities that seem impervious to this. We […]

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Good Reading on Syrian Refugees

The plight of Syrian refugees, particularly their possible resettlement in the United States, has come under increased scrutiny in the days since the Paris terrorists attacks. The conversation online (much of it ugly) has centered around the tension of two American ideals: maintaining national security and welcoming those who are fleeing terror. I’ve done quite […]

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ICYMI: Trust, Engagement, Mission

In case you missed it: some of my latest articles: Three Important Ways to Build Trust – Lifeway Pastors What is the most important character trait for a pastor? A preaching gift? Theological education? Leadership skills? Vision? Communication saavy? A shepherd’s heart? All of these things are important and essential for the ministry, but none […]

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Why Some Evangelicals Support Trump Even Though They Know Better

  So if you are, like me, scratching your head in wonder at how some of your evangelical friends can possibly support the Planned-Parenthood-affirming, misogyny spewing, liberal business man Donald Trump, I have a theory. How is it possible that some conservative Christians are getting behind a man who made his money off of gambling […]

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