One of the core convictions I will explore in my podcast is that triumphalism is toxic to Christian faith. What is triumphalism? My definition: it is worshipping or chasing after success as the world defines it. Being obsessed with numbers, attendance, or offering sizes over faithfulness is triumphalist Christianity. Being obsessed with political power is … Continue reading What Is Triumphalism?
I'm starting a podcast. Help me crowdsource this; tell me what you think. Here is the concept: The NAME that I want is "Cruciform: Cross-Shaped Life and Ministry", which appears to be available. ("Cruciform" = "cross-shaped".) Clearly this will belong under Religion & Spirituality. If you don't like that name, what about these alternates? These … Continue reading A Podcast
This was my Thanksgiving message to the American supporters of Biblijski institut. “When you received Jesus Christ as Lord, you approached him with trusting submission and obedience. Continue to walk in him that same way, with him as the foundation and structure of your life, living in keeping with the things you were taught, overflowing … Continue reading “… overflowing with thanksgiving”
(No, of course. Trump won Ohio. But the absentee ballot count in Ohio tells us something about the absentee ballot count in states which Trump now claims have been stolen.) The numerical facts of the Presidential election seem clear. Officially, President Trump leapt out to a huge lead on election night. As absentee ballots were … Continue reading Did the Dems Steal Ohio?
My mind keeps returning to Frogger, the video game from the early 1980's. Isn't that a good picture of what life is like right now? Under normal circumstances, life is complicated. But with COVID and elections and etc. etc. it's just crazy. Jump forward. Again. Again, again ... no, jump back! Wait ... I'm trying … Continue reading Life is Frogger, Frogger Is Life
From rove.com. The money quote: There are suspicious partisans across the spectrum who believe widespread election fraud is possible. Some hanky-panky always goes on, and there are already reports of poll watchers in Philadelphia not being allowed to do their jobs. But stealing hundreds of thousands of votes would require a conspiracy on the scale … Continue reading Karl Rove: Is the Election Being Stolen?
Earlier today, I posted Election Thoughts, explaining why I am confident in the integrity of the vote counting process we're currently suffering through. Here's another reason I believe that the vote-counting process is on the up and up: If the Democrats were going to steal the presidency via election fraud, don't you think they would've … Continue reading Another Election Thought
I write this on Thursday morning, Zagreb-time. Biden stands at 264 electoral votes (Fox News count), with four states left to count. At some point in the next 24 hours, Biden will be declared the President-elect. Much of America is asking itself this morning: How did Biden make up so much ground when the mail-in … Continue reading Election Thoughts
Everybody's complaining about how divided my country is, and everyone is blaming the other guy for the division. "I'm sick of how divided and angry we are! If those damn Democrats would just ..." This is what Culture Wars produce. A bunch of people who hate the other side and insist on the rightness of … Continue reading My Divided Country