The Idiot’s Guide to Political Battle Planning My people are generally conservatives, church-goers, traditionalists and home-schoolers, the sort of people who fear God and fold their underwear neatly — which means they are usually idiots on the political battle field. There are different standards, my gentle Christian friends, for warfare, courtrooms, and political elections. You..
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Elections, Journalism, Tea Party
Al Mohler attaches more holiness to the presidency than he does to the Lord’s Table Hey, isn’t it great that Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is getting so much time on MSNBC these days? I imagine he’s really winning some hearts for Christ there among the Rachel Maddow fans and the people who miss..
This election is different from all others in that apparently God really is in control. I mean there’s no doubt about it this time. Even my free will friends, after a difficult, heated discussion about our election choices, put a hand on my shoulder and say, “don’t worry about this; God is still on his..
There is a pattern among Trump-loathers: ball busting women with daddy issues, Islamo-panderers, and — sadly — weak, effeminate men like Paul Ryan and Russell Moore If as a young man, you spent a fair amount of time in Sunday School, as I did, being educated by ladies of both sexes, you might have found..
The most effective response to terror on 9-11 came from the regular folk, the “let’s roll” citizens of flight 93. To get America back, we need less faith in the professionals. In the summer of 1769 the town of Boxford, Massachusetts was on edge. Jonathan Ames’ pretty young wife, Ruth, had taken ill, and when Mrs…
If your faith isn’t directing you to plant vineyards and guard them with the sword, it might not be faith at all. If you’ve ever nurtured an apple crop through to harvest, enduring heat waves and hail storms and coddling moth infestations and property taxes, only to see a family in a brand new SUV..
The Pledge of Allegiance and Standing for the National Anthem are necessary and wholesome public rituals. We celebrate the house that shelters us, even as we strive to repair and restore it. I live in a very beautiful place, with a fair amount of history attached to it, so when I had the opportunity to..
You have had days like the one I’m having — the kind where you can’t seem to get the image of a rubbery-legged Hillary Clinton collapsing like a theme park pooh bear with heat stroke into the bowels of a black van– scraping off a shoe as she goes. The Democratic nominee for the president..
This November, for some Christians, personal holiness will dictate a protest vote against Donald Trump. Is this really conscience, or something darker? Over my years as a believer, I’ve seen personal holiness measured in strange ways. One Sunday morning, after my wife was introduced to a member of the praise team as a “baby Christian,”..
Call me weird, but I see God in a well-stocked American grocery store. I’m on vacation now, and I can’t help annoying my wife with random shopping cart additions: Ranch Wavys, Dove Milk Chocolate bars, ice cold single-serving packs of Caesar salad, exotic hard cheeses, four different vintages of Chardonnay I’ve never tried, husked sweet..