The Leadership Vacuum
We are in the midst of the weirdest and most leaderless season of public life in modern U.S. history. And I’m left wondering: “Where are our leaders?”
Hobby Lobby, The Music Man, We Got Trouble
Like everyone else I was shocked by the news that Hobby Lobby, a privately owned company whose owners successfully challenged the Affordable Care Act mandate that their health insurance cover birth control on grounds that they are a closely held owned company driven by Christian morality, got caught smuggling Iraqi antiquities into the United States.
So here’s the deal
In the dog days of summer, Washington D.C. is in the hottest place on earth. This morning the Supreme Court issued their ruling upholding the major points of the Affordable Healthcare Act. (read the ruling, keep up with the New York Times live blog if your heart can handle it.) By the end of the […]
The $6 Billion Election
It’s 2004 all over again. In 2004, a ho hum group of democrats did their best to make the primaries interesting. John Edwards had the million dollar smile. Howard Dean looked like a contender. And John Kerry sat in the wings. The democrats knew they had little chance of beating Bush. His popularity was reaching […]
The weird side of Christians and politics
Preamble: Understand in reading this post that I’m a swing voter and my #1 criteria for voting is, “Can this person lead in the role they are running for?” Side issues mean almost nothing to me in light of that one framing question. I cringe when I hear evangelical Christians being grouped together as a […]
Can political conservatives re-emerge?
I spent some time this week reading political news and listening to political news from the conservative perspective. (Not much else to do when living in a hospital room other than catch up on news!) While many of my views could be characterized as conservative, I struggle because the language of conservative politics is almost […]
The longer I walk with Jesus the more complicated my life seems to get. Kids, ministry, job, dreams, bills, skills, personality flaws, responsibilities… the list is endless. Life is complicated. Scary. Confusing. Worrysome. At the same time, the longer I live the more simple the application of God’s Word gets. When things seem really complex […]
Jimmy McMillan for Governor
First, the clips from the New York debate. Then, the song from his website. Again, he’s for real. Then, this brilliant remix. I don’t know. He’s got a point. I hope he gets some votes. p.s. Sorry about the curse word. But the rent is just too high.
When adults tell the truth
I’m glad I took the time this morning to watch this video. A couple of my friends shared it, and I didn’t know what it’d be about, but I want to encourage readers of my blog to make the 12 minutes to hear Joel Burns story. Bullying really is a big deal in the lives […]