Category Archives: Faith and Politics

Resurrection Sunday ~ Bringing Goodness Back to Life

Easter 2021 arrives at a time when it seems like evil has been granted an open invitation to invade our lives in one way or another every moment of every day. Grief, loss, pain, suffering, anger, and fear have been … Continue reading

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Prelude to Easter, Part 3 ~ Preparing for Brutality … and “Justice”

As Easter approaches, we’re reminded again that the events we celebrate represent conflict. Easter recounts the ultimate battle between life and death, and it occurs to me that there’s something about us humans that finds conflict strangely appealing. For instance, … Continue reading

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To Be, or Not to Be? There’s a Better Question . . .

The anxieties and unanswered questions brought on by these uncertain days remind me of my high school days when, through no fault of our own, we were forced to read Shakespeare. It was an especially abusive procedure for us, especially 

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The Transition of Power We’re Missing

When we get news that a severe storm is headed our way, most of us don’t decide that the thing to do is to gather in a group and condemn the weather patterns that facilitated it. Neither do we call … Continue reading

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A Wilderness Appointment ~ The Doorway to Hope

Sometimes I really look forward to writing. The challenge of searching for some combination of words that accurately convey ideas and emotions is stimulating. It can even feel exciting in the sense that it fuels a dependence on God. His … Continue reading

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2020, A Year of Dashed Expectations ~ Except for One

Familiarity can be comforting. Life feels simpler and more manageable when we know what to expect. And in the interest of full disclosure, I must admit that I like routines. My wife would be quick to affirm that there are … Continue reading

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