When you broach the subject of faith and politics (like I did here and here), it tends to lead to more questions about how these two realms (for lack of a better word) interact. For many people the question is should they even interact at all? Can't we just keep God and our politics in … Continue reading God Meets Politics, part one: Render Unto Caesar
Here we are. November 9th, 2016. The morning after. Like many of you, I'm sure, I watched the election results pour in until the wee hours of the morning. I expected a close contest, but also like many of you, I didn't expect such an emphatic electoral college win for Donald Trump. So, here we … Continue reading It’s the morning after, and I’m doubling down on a few things…
The symptoms (violence, greed, hate, etc.) of sin are painful, but until we focus on the root cause, healing can't begin.
There's a tendency for humans to assume we have the unsoiled vantagepoint on God, and that our opinions are without bias or interpretation. Yet, we all see God through a lens, and too often that lens says more about us than it does about God.
What will we do with the gift of our humanness?
I read these piercing words from Paul in Romans 2v1 this morning: "Therefore you have no excuse, whoever you are, when you judge others; for in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, are doing the very same things." (NRSV) Wow. That stings. This is the biblical equivalent of that saying … Continue reading We’re all human…
In his book, The God We Never Knew, Marcus Borg says the following: "Our images of God matter. Just as how we conceptualize God affects what we think the Christian life is about, so do our images of God. Ideas (which include both concepts and images) are like families: they have relationships. How we image God shapes … Continue reading What kind of God?