I bring this next topic up because I want my posts to be relevant to contemporary Christianity. As such, I feel that not all my posts need to be about theological issues, but also issues related to what’s going on today and how we should respond.
In April, Mississippi passed a law that restricted the government from impeding the free practice of religion for their citizens. While there were many positive intended uses for this law, it has also been used to support the action of refusing to do business with people whom you don’t agree with their lifestyle – i.e. the LGBT community.
Is the American Church too involved in it’s government?
I used to assume that part of the Church’s responsibility was to be heavily active in American politics. Of course it is our Christian duty to vote – and vote conservatively. Of course we should protect our rights to bear arms. Of course we should pledge allegiance to the flag.
Well… shouldn’t we? Continue reading
Discussion on Government and Christians
Today The Table Collective published one of my posts. It’s a question that’s been on my mind for a while now and I wanted to get some feedback from others. If you have some time, check it out and let me know what’s on your mind about the subject!
When I went to Hope International University there was this really old guy that you would see walking around the campus. He was a professor, but unless you had him as a teacher you would probably never meet him. However, just by hearsay, you would know his name.
You knew there was something important about that guy, like the kind of person that carried a lot of clout in his respective circle. The same kind of vibe the senior elder of a church might carry. Time had taken its toll by the time I started going to school there, and you could see he was weighted down by experience. His face said he chose his words carefully for impact.