America Worship

Herman Cain vs. John Wesley

An interesting article on Tony Campolo’s Red Letter Christians blog. This piece was written by Morgan Guyton (who I’m not familiar with), but it is an interesting look at the tempting American perspective of personal responsibility. His piece is so good I’ll copy it here in its entirety. You can respond in the comments below […]

Politics and Faith: Does the Bible Endorse One Side?

An insightful piece on the Black, White, and Gray blog on Patheos. Bradley Wright explains why he is a “political agnostic”. Here is a taste: With presidential elections coming up, we’ll hear a lot more about every aspect of politics, including its link to religion—especially Christianity.  I would like to step back and ask a […]

Who Is My Enemy?

Interesting thoughts for Christians. We know Jesus’ answer to the question about who is my neighbor (anyone who is in need that we have the means to help), and we know the answer to what we are expected to do to our enemies: 43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR […]

A Response to Pat Robertson

Recently Pat Robertson told his 700 Club viewers that he would not fault someone who divorced their spouse who had dementia. Most Christians shake their head at just another Pat Robertson statement. Many Christians probably worry about the perception of skeptics who might use Robertson as a reason to discredit the faith. I debated whether […]

Schirch on Grieving on the 9/11 Anniversary

I don’t agree with everything over at The Huffington Post, but I found this article by Lisa Schirch, a professor at Eastern Mennonite University, interesting. She is an expert in public policy and security, and points out six things that she was grieving on the 9/11 anniversary this year. Here is her intro, and her […]

Candorville, the Day After 9/11

I’m planning to post a variety of interesting or thought provoking articles I’ve come across since my posts on Sunday, the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Since I ended those posts with Sunday’s Candorville comic, I thought I would start today’s series with the Candorville comic from Monday. I really hope that we can […]

Did 9/11 Change Everything?

Over at Religion Dispatches, Paul Harvey says that it did not. Why? I’ll let him explain: The cliché that 9/11 “changed everything” is nowhere less true than in the post-9/11 impulse to declare war immediately. War was a choice as well as an echo: a choice Americans made, and an echo of how Americans have made […]