Lately I’ve been on a reading binge of G. K. Chesterton and C. S. Lewis. I have too much to say on the treasures I’ve found in them to possibly remember to blog about it all. That’s a shame. On the bright side, there’s still lots of good stuff to mention. One of my favorite … Continue reading "Chesterton on Progress"
I’m done ranting against a Donald Trump vote. I’ve made my voice clear about that, and if anyone can find a way to vote for Trump without violating their conscience, it’s between you and God. Instead, here are a few other reflections on the election today. I believe the election this year plays a critical … Continue reading "Final Reflections on the Election"
I’ve repented. I have crusaded against Trump for over a year now, but with the election in four days, I have seen the light and turned from the error of my ways. I now endorse Donald J. Trump for President. Why? Because I had an epiphany about Jesus’ teachings. I finally realized what all of my … Continue reading "Why Christians Should Totally, Definitely Vote for Donald Trump"
This is post 2 of 2 in the series “American Solidarity Party” A while back, I posted about the American Solidarity Party as a potential third way for Christians who are sick of the polarization, incompetence, and corruption involved with our two major parties, the party of death and the party of standing-for-nothing-but-at-least-we’re-not-Democrats. The ASP … Continue reading "The American Solidarity Party: Social Issues"
This is post 1 of 2 in the series “American Solidarity Party” If you’ve read my post on Trump from a little while ago, or especially if you’ve followed me on Facebook, you know that I am very unhappy with the state of American politics. The offerings our two major parties are giving us for the … Continue reading "Moving Past Polarization: The American Solidarity Party"
I’m #NeverTrump all the way. I will not vote for that man. But I realize many people feel compelled to, even if they don’t like him. Hillary Clinton is, after all, a frightening possibility if you care about things like abortion or religious liberty. If you really feel like Trump’s the lesser evil here, and you think your vote … Continue reading "Don’t Vote Trump, And If You Do, At Least Frown"
(Before I say anything, I just want to point that I would never actually condone hating anyone, Donald Trump included, even usually in jest. But it was the best title idea I had.) I believe that Donald Trump is an awful person, doesn’t know what he would really be doing in the White House, and has … Continue reading "Love the Trumpers, Hate the Trump"
The Christian Answer from the Past for Today: Just War I’ve spent a lot of time this campaign season thinking about foreign policy and war. With all that’s been going on in the Middle East lately, and with the insane Republican debates, this can’t be a surprise. While thinking about all of this, I decided to go back and study war … Continue reading "Just War: Thinking Biblically about Military Force (Or, Why I’d Never Vote for Rubio)"
What does it mean to be consistently pro-life? Some things I think obviously fall short of consistency (e.g. exceptions for rape). But some problems are far more vexing and complicated. Not everything is clear. Recently I’ve been dealing with this issue for the 2016 election. I don’t like one single candidate enough to actually vote for them so far. But … Continue reading "Perplexing Pro-life Political Problems"
“Jesus is Lord, and Caesar is not.” This quote from N. T. Wright (among others) reflects what he sees as a major subversive political message throughout the Gospels and the New Testament in its entirety. The fact that Jesus Christ rose from the dead despite the agreement of Jewish and Roman political leaders to kill Him … Continue reading "Jesus Is Lord, the U.S. Government Is Not"