Tag Archive | Social Issues

Political Defeat as an Opportunity

Political Defeat as an Opportunity

I think I’ve done pretty good not commenting on politics this election season (either original posts or on others’ posts) like I have in past presidential elections. But while I’ve been relatively silent, I’ve been amazed at the wide range of feelings I’ve seen in my FB feed from both sides of the political and […]

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Is “Gay” the New “Black”?

Is “Gay” the New “Black”?

Homosexual activists are quick to take advantage of any angle to give them an apparent edge or help them win a case in court. They have long maintained (even in the Church) that their pursuit of rights is similar to that of the civil rights movement of the 60s and the women’s rights movement of […]

Helping the Gospel Appeal to Everyone:  Reflections on True Story by James Choung

Helping the Gospel Appeal to Everyone: Reflections on True Story by James Choung

  Some of the primary concerns of young people today are care for the environment, relief for oppressed peoples, and the healing of other “systems” in their world that have been “damaged by evil” and are in need of restoration.  Being concerned, they often jump into the task of attempting to heal those systems without […]

The Millennial Generation’s Acceptable Sin

There is danger brewing in what 20-somethings in the Church believe is acceptable. Those of us interested in maintaining orthodoxy in the Church as well as enriching the spiritual life of our young people should take note.  Below begins what I think is an excellent article discussing this danger. It is written by Bart Gingerich, […]

The Crisis of a Second Obama Administration George Weigel

Here’s a good article for my “thinking” readers, from the Archdiocese of Denver website (linked to by Juicy Ecumenism). While written as a consideration of the Roman Catholic crisis it is equally applicable to Protestants.  We face/will face many of the same concerns as the Roman Catholic Church.  Instead of sitting back and letting the Roman Catholics […]

Election Results and the Church

Election Results and the Church

The commentators and pundits are still trying to explain what happened Tuesday (I’ve yet to listen to any of them!).  About half of Americans are celebrating while the other half are discouraged.  Some feel like things are hopeless for America and that we are doomed, while others feel that President Obama will lead America to […]

Reflections on “Ambassadors of Hope: How Christians Can Respond to the World’s Toughest Problems”

Reflections on “Ambassadors of Hope: How Christians Can Respond to the World’s Toughest Problems”

I first met Dr. Robert A. Seiple when he spoke to Army chaplains attending the Chaplain Captain’s Career Course at the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.  His experience and message in his book is much broader than that audience, though.  His book, Ambassadors of Hope, needs to be read by […]

What is “good news” to the poor?

What is “good news” to the poor?

Not too long into His public ministry, Jesus returned to His home town of Nazareth.  Being the Sabbath day, he went to the Synagogue as any good Jew of His day would do.  Perhaps because he was there as a guest or maybe because word had spread all over Galilee about what He was preaching […]

Abortion:  Is it the worse sin?

Abortion: Is it the worse sin?

Abortion is sin.  There is no doubt about it.  Just a few days after conception, the baby’s heart is pumping blood through its body. You can see fingers and toes forming, you can hear the heart beat.  Yet, these babies are considered just a “mass of flesh” by the abortionists. “Scripture seems to teach that […]

Is murder OK as long as my taxes are lower?

Is murder OK as long as my taxes are lower?

I’m really surprised by some of the posts that I read, especially as we get closer to the elections.  My biggest surprise is from those who are Christians who say that they are voting for President Obama (or any other Democratic candidate). My surprise is not because I think that President Obama (or any other Democratic) is a bad person. It’s not […]