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Twice in the last 48 hours God has winked at me. They were wry little winks – ones of the sort that I might normally miss. This evening a friend who I haven’t heard from in months and months texted […]

Several months ago – around the time I stopped blogging with any regularity – someone accused me of being the devil. And if it wasn’t the devil, then it was certainly one of his minions. It is hard to shake […]

How different are they? Really? James Dobson and Barack Obama? On the face of it there is little, save their shared humanity, that seems to unite the two men. From their skin color to their positions on abortion, gay marriage, […]

There is a great exchange in Christianity Today about the so-called “red letter Christians” and their political and cultural positioning. Writer Stan Guthrie argues: …while Christians should not be beholden to any political party, our politics must be informed by […]

I believe that pastors have gotten way too involved in politics. The evidence is growing that political involvement is increasingly an impediment to people discovering who Jesus really was. But what I struggle with are questions like these: If you […]

Great, great comments on the last SCHIP post. So here is the question. What would Jesus support? Would he support universal health care? I think the answer is absolutely, unequivocally yes. Jesus would want every single person covered by a […]

Was Jesus cool? What do you think? Our friend Elvis (the alive one) wrote this: I think Jesus was always sitting with the weird kids at the proverbial 1st-century Palestine lunch table. Tax collectors? They’re not cool. And Jesus was […]

Can you be “cool” and be into Jesus? At least one person thinks not: Coolness is heretical. Or at least the pursuit of it is. This is because an inverse relationship exists between our attempts at being cool and our […]

Here are two quick videos about the new book, unChristian: and

A new book is out from the president of the Barna Group – an evangelical polling, consulting, uber group. His name is David Kinnaman and along with Gabe Lyons he has written a book that is a sober read for […]