Tag Archives: Loving Your Enemies

Dear Christians: Now Would Be A Good Time To Come To Your Senses

“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. He has been very threatening, beyond a normal state… They will be met with … Continue reading

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Three Reasons We Shouldn’t Kill Dylann Roof

I can’t think of very many people more deserving of the death penalty than Dylann Roof. He is a remorseless murderer… A demented and deceived white supremacist who walked into a historic black Church and took the lives of nine people … Continue reading

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Voting Down the Defense of Natural Marriage Act: My View From the Hallway

So I went to the state capitol to stand with folks in opposition to HB1412… Also known as the “Tennessee Defense of Natural Marriage Act.” It was my first time going to the capitol building, and the first thing I … Continue reading

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Jerry Falwell, Jr. and the Christian Jihad

By now, many of you have probably already seen the video of Jerry Falwell, Jr., the president of Liberty University (the largest Christian college in the world), inviting all the Liberty students to carry concealed handguns so that there will … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On Guns In Church

There’s a joke in an old episode of The Simpsons…. It’s the one where a hurricane blows through town, and the only house that gets destroyed is Ned Flanders’ home. If you don’t already know, Ned Flanders is the town … Continue reading

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13 Things White People Do When You Point Out Racism

A few interesting things happen when someone suggests that racism might have played a role in someone’s actions (say, for example, an overly aggressive police officer’s actions). A couple of days ago I published THIS POST talking about how important is is to watch uncomfortable … Continue reading

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The Speech I Wish Obama WOULD Have Given….

Yesterday the United States started bombing ISIS/ISIL/IS targets within Syria. Over the past few weeks, we have been bombing targets in Iraq as well. On September 10th, President Obama addressed the country and gave a speech detailing his plan for the … Continue reading

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The Man Who Blessed The Bombs

When the United States dropped bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 69 years ago, a priest named Father George Zabelka was the man who blessed the bombers. Through a relationship with Martin Luther King Jr, he came to realize that the “necessary … Continue reading

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A Different Boston Marathon Story

As everyone memorialized and remembered the story of the Boston Marathon bombing, I was reminded again today of a story that is pregnant with hope. And redemption. And love. It is the story of the first woman to run in the … Continue reading

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Jerusalem, Cleveland, and Getting Hit With A Plastic Dinosaur

Part of what I do for my day job is I go into schools and teach first graders problem solving skills. After doing a program that demonstrates kids solving a problem, we ask them to help us solve a problem. … Continue reading

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