January 22, 2021

How I Correctly Predicted the Election Outcome

It has been an interesting couple of days, hasn’t it! My youngest daughter Kaitlyn and I have exchanged more texts in these last two days than we have in the rest of our lives combined! Like me, she is a political junkie, except maybe more so. Both of us are also into data… and there […]

Is Democracy Backsliding?

Today, of course, marks the terminus of voting for the U.S. 2020 electoral season. By this evening, some 140-150 million Americans will have voted; about 60 percent of eligible voters. Experts predict it will be a record. That sounds like a win for democracy. And certainly it is better than when large groups of the […]

Affective Polarization

“I’m not just running against Biden — Sleepy Joe — I’m running against the corrupt media, the big tech giants, the Washington swamp. And the Democrat Party is a part of all of them — every single one of them. They flood your communities with criminal aliens, drugs and crime, while they live behind beautiful […]

Pro-life and Anti-Trump?

I recently ran across a Facebook argument, in which two people I respect (I will call them Mrs. A and Mr. B) took very different positions on voting. Both are thoughtful, intelligent Christians, yet the issue that primarily divided them was on whether abortion was an absolute deal-breaker when it came to voting for the […]

Christians in Politics

I was working on my next post in the Reconsider Jesus book series, but I didn’t feel it was ready for prime time. So, instead I wanted to ask you a question or series of questions about what you think about Christians in Politics. It is something that I have been thinking about a lot […]

Bonhoeffer on “The Leader”

Bonhoeffer on “The Leader” Only the leader who is in the service of the penultimate and ultimate authority merits loyalty. • Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “The Führer and the Individual in the Younger Generation” in Clifford J. Green. The Bonhoeffer Reader • • • It is always a fraught proposition to speak of Nazi Germany and Hitler […]

Views of God and the Corona Virus

Few things caused me to become more upset in the early days of the pandemic, than people stating their opinions about how God and the pandemic were related. The more I thought about it though, the more I realized that these views reinforce what I wrote back in February of 2019 when I asked: “What […]

Using God for Political Purposes

I am in the process of writing a post entitled “Five Six Seven Views Of God and the Corona Virus”. The Post keeps changing the more I read and think about it. In considering all the different ways that I have heard people express their view of God and the Corona Virus, there was one […]

John Fea on U.S. evangelicals and a sorry history on race relations

Today, I would like to direct your attention to John Fea’s overview of American white evangelicalism’s history of entanglement with racism. Fea is Professor of American History at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania, where he has taught since 2002. His current book is Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump (Eerdmans, June 2018). READ: How […]

Klasie Kraalogies: On Racism, Apartheid, and the demons within (Part 2)

On Racism, Apartheid, and the demons within (Part 2) By Klasie Kraalogies We are not born racist. But, as we are molded by family, religion, culture and society, one can almost state that in most cases, racism is absorbed along with our sugary breakfast cereal. In my own case, I was much more exposed to […]