One of the more inspiring and meaningful things I’ve come across in the past few years have been the Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards. This collection of statements, which he called resolutions, by one of the greatest American theologians serves almost like a modern-day Proverbs, giving attainable aspirations for how to live a fruitful and God-glorifying … More A Disciplined Life: Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards
More than maybe any other group in America, Christians face an impossible choice when it comes to political decisions. Neither Republicans or Democrats, liberals or conservatives, embody all the values and promote the issues that most represent a biblical worldview. Aside from that, corruption and the zero-sum-game of power and control motivates both sides of … More Tim Keller – Christians Don’t Fit in the Current Political Party Structure
There is a park in Lakeland, Florida, that used to be called Common Ground Park. It is a children’s playground, with thousands of square feet of swings, slides, hills, tunnels and interactive items that can keep a child’s interest for hours. Show up on a Saturday morning in the fall, and there won’t be a … More Three Ways to Establish Common Ground in Relationships
Where do we plant our flags? What hills are worth dying on? Which lines in the sand can never be crossed? The issue at the root of those questions has been gnawing at many of us lately, in our age of division. It’s something that can’t be resolved in this post or any other, really, … More What Issues Warrant Disunity, Division & Separation?
The Supreme Court on Monday overturned a ruling stating that a baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding in Colorado violated the law. It was a 7-2 decision in the case titled Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Although it was a 7-2 decision, the ruling (which you can read … More Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling Provides an Opportunity
Which side are you on? Conservative or liberal? Democrat or Republican? Tea Partier or progressive? The list of political labels grows longer every year, and the task of trying to figure out where we fall on the political spectrum has become an ever-moving target. For Christians, the task is even more difficult. How do we … More Should Christians Identify With a Political Party
In two previous posts, I’ve made the case that a viable third (or fourth … or fifth) political party could really benefit the American political system. I’ve also outlined examples of how some other countries function when it comes to political parties. But is it possible for the two-party system in American politics to ever … More What Would It Take to End the Two-Party System