Hypocrisy, A Field Guide (Part 2)

Last week I went on the record that Kim Davis should have resigned rather than go to jail. Lots of Christians disagree with me. Mike Huckabee disagrees with me. Some have even compared her stand with Martin Luther King’s decision to go to jail during the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Other people however have seized on Davis’ marital situation that reads a lot like the woman at the well in John 4. Davis has been married … Continue reading

Making a Stink

Kim Davis, the county clerk in Rowan County Kentucky is refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The Governor of the Kentucky has ordered all county clerks to comply with the Obergefell Supreme Court decision. Davis applied for a stay from the US Supreme court. The court denied her application. Kim Davis should resign her elected position and not force the state of Kentucky to impeach her. Surprised?  I had intended to continue my … Continue reading

The Christian’s Pledge of Allegiance

Should Christian faith and politics be mutually exclusive or inextricably intertwined? The answer to this question is all over the map. Many Christians argue that we should not be involved in the political process at all, while others argue that it would be irresponsible NOT to be engaged in it. Groups such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses have long claimed that Christians in the first century stayed completely clear of government, so they forbid their members … Continue reading

Somebody Blew Up Alderaan! Now What?

By now, you’ve been inundated with stories and celebrations, celebrations and commiserations. In fact you may be feeling a bit like this: If you are a Conservative Evangelical then you’ve been seeing a lot of commiserating along with, I’m sure, a fair bit of anger and no doubt many dire predictions about the future. In the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy there was a planet called Ursa Minor Beta where the titular guide was published. … Continue reading

Intimidation

Intimidation comes at us on a variety of fronts and sometimes in subtle ways. It might come from the political arena or religious groups. Sometimes it is family or work associates. In some cases intimidation can be a good thing but is most it can be destructive and is used to manipulate. “Where can it be good?” you might wonder. During the Cold War era the U.S. and Russia instituted MAD or Mutually Assured Destruction. … Continue reading

Too Stupid? Random Thoughts on American Voters and the Church

Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber was paid $400K for his work on crafting the signature legislation of Barak Obama and the Democrat party made news again this week as he boldly proclaimed that the law was intentionally crafted to deceive the Congressional Budget office and the American Voter because according to him American Voters are too stupid to know what is good for them. So, according to Gruber, the best way to govern is to not … Continue reading