Politics

  1. What About the Flag in the Sanctuary? (Or, How to Get Fired Really Fast)

    Article What About the Flag in the Sanctuary? (Or, How to Get Fired Really Fast)

    Sometime when I was in seminary, I first heard the term “civil religion” and started to understand that some people had a problem with the American flag in a church…

  2. Praising America More than God

    Article Praising America More than God

    With the U.S. Independence Day holiday coming up, many churches will be holding patriotic worship services extolling the virtues of the nation. However, other congregations and…

  3. Jesus Challenges the Political System

    Article Jesus Challenges the Political System

    A Sermon on Mark 12:13-17, part of a Lenten series entitled "Why They Killed Jesus." “Give unto Caesar what is Caesar’s. And give unto God what is God’s.” …

  4. Is the U.S. a Christian Nation?

    Article Is the U.S. a Christian Nation?

    Is the U.S. a Christian nation? This question comes up so often, especially when patriotic holidays and election seasons draw close. As with most questions, I don’t have the …

  5. Review: Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

    Article Review: Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

    Nearly every time I speak to a church or civic group about the stress and struggles that daily are faced by active duty military families, someone runs from the room in tears…

  6. Review: In Defense of Civility

    Article Review: In Defense of Civility

    In a political climate marked by division, name-calling, and misrepresentation of facts, James Calvin Davis’ call for religious intervention may seem naïve, if not a…

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