|   Mar 3, 2016   |  

Christians, Voting, and the Lesser of Two Evils

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I have a new piece in Christianity Today discussing whether Christians can ethically choose to vote with a “lesser of two evils” mindset. Here’s an excerpt: The apostle Paul taught that the sword of Caesar is given by God to… Read More

  |   Feb 29, 2016   |  

Why This Election Makes Me Hate the Word “Evangelical”

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I’ve written an op-ed in this morning’s Washington Post, explaining why the 2016 election cycle has made me reconsider whether to call myself an “evangelical.” Here’s an excerpt: Why are many evangelical leaders, including some who pontificate on nearly everything… Read More

  |   Feb 24, 2016   |  

Are Our Hymns Too Warlike?

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Brian McLaren, the liberal “emergent” evangelical activist, reemerged last week to announce that he is re-writing the hymn “Onward, Christian Soldiers.” The hymn is too warlike, he writes, as is much of evangelical hymnody in his view. Our hymnody should… Read More

  |   Feb 23, 2016   |  

Can the Church Disengage From Politics?

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I often hear from some Christians who argue that we should disengage from social or political issues. Particularly around election season, these Christians will reason that we shouldn’t be speaking to political or cultural topics, since the New Testament seems… Read More

  |   Feb 21, 2016   |  

Is the Pope Right About the Death Penalty?

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Pope Francis called on Sunday for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide. In a speech to those gathered in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican he said that the mandate to oppose the death penalty comes from the Ten… Read More