Did God Elect Donald Trump?

Did God Elect Donald Trump?

This political season invites us to consider a classic biblical paradox. The Sunday before our election, the congregation I serve (along with many other religious gatherings across the nation), prayed “God’s will be done.”  Was that prayer answered? Christians...
Thanksgiving in 1563

Thanksgiving in 1563

How do we move beyond the platitudes to a deeper focus on “giving thanks” this Thanksgiving? For a fresh take on Thanksgiving, take a look at these words from a document written in 1563 called the Heidelberg Catechism. Written in Germany a half-century before the...
An Uplifting Story of Reconciliation Between Enemies

An Uplifting Story of Reconciliation Between Enemies

If you’re like me, one of the most depressing aspects of this election season has been the widening gulf of factionalism, divisiveness and us vs them “tribalism” in America. I read today that one of the positives of the election aftermath is, “At least there was no...
Small Acts of Kindness

Small Acts of Kindness

I began this blog to address two things that are under the radar as people in general, and Christians in particular, think about life and faith today: worldview and paradox. Here is a story of worldview and how it may be changed.   No one following the national news...
My Response to this Election: Gratitude

My Response to this Election: Gratitude

Gratitude is on my mind today.  I’m not thinking about gratitude because Donald Trump won—quite the contrary, I can’t remember when I felt this demoralized. I am fearful in many ways of what the next four years may bring. And because I’m fearful, I’ve decided I...
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