What liberals like me need to learn from the election of Donald Trump

America is a shameful place. This is a country that followed up on the election of its first black president nearly 150 years after American blacks were given the right to vote with the election of a man who is openly racist, misogynistic, and xenophobic. This is a country where those most in need of … Continue reading What liberals like me need to learn from the election of Donald Trump

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What Christians around the world get that American Christians don’t

If you reacted immediately to the title of this blog, I hear you. I admit that I openly engaged in clickbait to get you here. But now that you're here, let's talk for a few minutes. This is not a post about bashing Trump supporters. Rather, to those who feel a longing inside them for … Continue reading What Christians around the world get that American Christians don’t

The idol of ideology, part 1: The desperation of the Supreme Court justification for Donald Trump

In the past week, the electoral tides have turned against Trump in a way that might be definitive. There are still 24 days until the election. But the last presidential debate is on Wednesday, and the intervening time since the last one has been dominated by Trump's systemic meltdown—a yowl of desperation, the belligerency of … Continue reading The idol of ideology, part 1: The desperation of the Supreme Court justification for Donald Trump

The tower of babble

For several weeks now, I’ve been planning and writing a very rational, technical essay about the importance of voting in this election. That essay has always been morally colored: much of what I write is, because upholding the standards of Christ is the most important thing I can do, and He is not morally neutral. … Continue reading The tower of babble