Category Archives: politics

People & History & Statues & Statues of History – #Charlottesville #racism

Today my oldest daughter started third grade.  I’m so proud of who this girl is becoming.  I have such high hopes for how she can make a difference in this world, and how this year in school will get her … Continue reading

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Freedom Hangover

America is currently sleeping off a hangover. From 1776. Yesterday I was running through a neighborhood when I passed a family of a different ethnic background than me.  I was in a great mood and thinking about Independence Day celebrations.  Suddenly, I … Continue reading

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“‘Love your enemy?’ But LORD, what if they watch The View?!?!!?”

One out of the thousands of things I love about Jesus of Nazareth is that He is crazy.  I don’t mean “loony tunes, put-Him-in-the-nuthouse” crazy.  I’m talking about how Jesus has these insane ideas about how to build the Kingdom … Continue reading

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You’re so vain, you probably think this Psalm is about you – @charisma_news #ISIL

Things are getting scary around here. Have you noticed? Ferguson.  ISIL (the terrorist group formerly known as ISIS).  Iran (again).  Russia (again). Phil Robertson. The Duck Dynasty dude is a fellow Christ follower, but I can’t help but be pretty … Continue reading

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Gun control — #guncontrol — @JesusofNaz316

GUN CONTROL Did you just start frothing at the mouth?  If so, then maybe you need to read this post.  I’m not trying to be arrogant here.  If the issue of gun control instantly sends you into a feeding frenzy … Continue reading

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Peace, yo! #rethinkchurch #rethinkChristmas

“I’m thankful for everything, except bad guys.” Livvy, my 5 year old philosopher, said this last week when we asked her what she’s thankful for.  (She is one hilarious kid, let me tell you.)  Right now, Livvy watches movies or … Continue reading

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Killer quote from @JesusOfNaz316: “Love your enemies. I’m Jesus Christ, and I approve this message.”

“@JesusOfNaz316: Love your enemies. I’m Jesus Christ, and I approve this message.”  This was a tweet I saw a long while ago, from a parody account someone is doing in the(ir) voice of Jesus.  (The author tweets deep stuff and … Continue reading

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More dialogue, less yelling.

GUNS! PRAYER IN SCHOOLS! NATIONAL DEFICIT! GAY MARRIAGE! HEALTH CARE! NEW DORA THE EXPLORER EPISODES! So many people are yelling these days.  (So many!)  From Facebook posts to talking heads, everyone seems to be turning their own volume up to … Continue reading

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War is over

One of my favorite Christmas songs is by a guy who didn’t even believe in Jesus: John Lennon.  Do you know his song “Happy Xmas (War is Over)?”  Simple lyrics but it’s such a haunting song to me—singing the refrain … Continue reading

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I voted today but here’s why I won’t tell you who you got it

I voted today but here’s why I won’t tell you who you got it. No matter what, both dudes are made in the image of God but both fall short of being our True Hope. No matter what, I’m supposed … Continue reading

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