I know that I am not alone in believing Donald Trump as president is a disaster. He’s a disaster beyond what anyone I know could have imagined as a realistic possibility up until about a year ago. I also know that I am not alone in deriving quite a bit of pleasure from seeing Trump go from one self-imposed crisis to another. It makes perfect sense that a growing number of people would be talking about impeachment. […] Continue reading →
Have you ever wondered how christians, who believe more or less the same things about Jesus and God, believe widely divergent things about politics and public morality? Specifically, if you are more conservative politically, do you wonder how more liberal christians can possibly think and vote as they do? Continue reading Disturbing thoughts about christians and politics
There was a blizzard of headlines last week about Donald Trump’s First 100 Days in office. As an ethicist and a pastor, I’m less interested in Trump’s attitudes and actions (which the media is analyzing nonstop, from all angles, as rapidly as they can). I’m more interested in the question: What Did you Do with … Continue reading Our First 100 Days
Donald Trump is not a nazi, he is an economic nationalist.
What do I mean?
This is complete madness. Nuclear war is, officially, back on the table. The US and Russia have been playing an intense nuclear game of tit for tat for months, well before the Trump disaster. Syria, NATO expansion, and the Ukraine have all upped the atomic ante.
Feminist theology is a very broad term ranging a variety of theological traditions. This makes sense, given the nature of Christian theology, which is far from homogeneous. Without giving a detailed analysis of each tradition, which Grant does provide a brief overview, let’s look at the general goals and themes within Christian Feminist theology as … Continue reading "White Women’s Christ and Black Women’s Jesus: Blogging Through Pt. 3"
Some say that Christianity by nature is political. To a great degree, that’s absolutely true– though I think we must be careful to not simply leave it there as if Christianity is political in the way the world is political– because it’s not. Christianity is political precisely because it declares that “Jesus is Lord.” [Read More...]
Dear Conservatives, You know, I’ve been watching– and here’s a funny thing: my memory isn’t too shabby. I watched you in my newsfeed for eight long years. I listened to you on the news, and on radio talk shows. I read the articles you wrote. A lot of us did. And here’s the thing: [Read More...]
Originally posted at Pentecostals & Charismatics for Peace & Justice. America’s new President is controversial, to say the least. Saying outrageous things concerning women or ethnic minorities to gain massive media attention and popularity, just to then lie about the statements ever being made, sounds like an absurd way to become the most powerful person in the world. But it tragically seems quite effective. […] Continue reading →
Today is Obama's Last Day In Office, And That Can Only Mean One Thing:
I’m happy to host special guest Joel Goza. I began working at a church in the 5th Ward as President Obama ramped up his unlikely run for the White House. I never voted for a Democrat until 2008. I remember well awaiting the election results in our offices. The block party was prepared in the