Accosted at the super-market

I really can’t wait until this election cycle is over, I really can’t.  I don’t understand why so many Christians are so gung-ho on McCain’s campain – a campaign that has a slogan, “Country First.”  Isn’t the fact that Christians didn’t put “country first” the type of thing that used get tossed into the Arena…

Nice Thoughts From a Friend

My good friend Chris has some reflections on the nature of what it really means to be “pro-life.”  He’s coming from a Mennonite perspective which I find helpful.

Lord, save me from the political true believers

Yesterday I wrote about McCain’s stepping back from fear-mongering (where he should have never gone in the first place).  Let’s be clear, though, there’s quite a number of Obama supporters who are equally as vile.  A friend of mine told me about the protest people were planning at the Republican fund-raiser in Philly yesterday.  It…

Losing Sight of Jesus

Never light a fire in a field of dry brush and think you can control it.  Pastors to this all to often in Churches as they try to wrestle congregations to their will.  They find the dividing lines in the churches they serve, pick a side, and whip up their supporters into a consuming frenzy. …

Debate Two Has a Clear Winner

The second presidential debate is over, and I’m happy to say that it had a clear winner – Tom Brokaw!  He spent a good portion of the evening point out that the candidates weren’t following the ridiculous rules their campaigns set up for the evening.  I hope the candidates were embarrassed enough to tell their…

Thought of the day

During my sermon prep I came up with a good illustration as to why Jesus wasn’t/isn’t a revolutionary (at least in the traditional sense). I said, “Jesus isn’t about replacing one version of human with a slightly better one,” where upon I displayed M$ Windows boxes from 3.1 through Vista and continued, “As though all…