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The demoralized and polarized political environment in the United States is getting more bizarre by the moment. Donald Trump spouts off about anything and everything, except his actual plans, and continues to win primaries. I don’t get it. Bernie Sanders advocates socialism, and … Continue reading
What would happen if someone began to publicly speak and act according to genuine reality; Kingdom of God reality? I think that person would completely mess with cultural expectations. Jesus did exactly that. Jesus did not directly confront religious or political … Continue reading
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In my last post I introduced the metaphor of playground arguments as representative of cultural conversations over moral and ethical boundaries in our pluralistic American society. People holding diverse value systems do not always agree over playground rules and boundaries. One group insists, Fair! Another cries, Foul! I posed the … Continue reading
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At the risk of inflaming political passions, I can’t resist making some observations about the health care legislation upon which the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday. Chief Justice John Roberts, in what was either a masterful demonstration of principle and leadership or a last-minute vote change, … Continue reading
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Today is election day in my state, so I took advantage of this great privilege. In a political year like this one, it is interesting to ponder the relationship between God and government. Some of the questions I ask myself are: … Continue reading