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Donald Trump is Not the Problem / We Are

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    Donald Trump is not the problem.   Jesus heard the reports. Jesus heard the rumblings. Jesus felt the oppression.   Jesus didn’t send out messages. Jesus didn’t make phone calls. Jesus didn’t sign petitions. Jesus didn’t organize at all.   Jesus believed in the power of one. Jesus believed in the fury of […]

Where are the Christians?

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  Throughout our country, millions of Christians are sitting in church at this very hour. Songs are being sung about loving Jesus. Sermons are being preached about loving Jesus. Communion is being taken as a physical expression of the love of Jesus. Millions of Christians are at church seeking the love of Jesus. The problem […]

#Blasphemy

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  Our pastor preached the hardest when election time came around. Though I was only a young man, I knew whose side God was on. In the midst of it all, everyone I knew voted for the candidate the pastor told them to. I was taught that Jesus was intrinsically connected to our political process. […]

The Explosion of Fear in America

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  Growing up in Metro Atlanta, I loved reading our hometown newspaper, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. I still do. Just this morning, I was reading the paper online when I came across an article entitled, “CDC cancels next month’s ‘climate and health’ summit in Atlanta.” Reading further, I realized that the Center for Disease Control was planning […]

“America First!” is Not a Christian Principle

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  Throughout the day today, I watched the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States. Repeatedly, I heard the same chant, “America First! America First! America First!” While the largely crowd was simply repeating the words that Trump spoke, I was surprised by the large number of other government officials who chanted […]

Hillary Clinton is the AntiChrist

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  *I wrote, “Donald Trump is the AntiChrist” in December 2015 and still stand behind the contents of the article. Here are 5 Reasons I Also Think that Hillary Clinton is the AntiChrist: Clinton’s immigration policies are opposed to Christ’s command to welcome the stranger. Clinton’s economic policies are opposed to Christ’s command to care for […]

Lenten Remix 32: Politics is Not Our Faith

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  Politics is not our faith. Hillary Clinton is not God. Donald Trump is not God. Ted Cruz is not God. Bernie Sanders is not God. Only God is God. Vote for God.   Amen.

Lenten Remix 30: The Idolatry of Consequences & Donald Trump

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  Earlier today in St. Louis, dozens of protestors interrupted Donald Trump and shut down his campaign event for over ten minutes. Tonight, the scene was so chaotic in Chicago that Trump canceled his rally. Watching the chaos unfold, I didn’t have to think about where Jesus would be. The hate that has regularly flowed […]

True Pastors Don’t Endorse Candidates!

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  Back in October, I was absolutely appalled at the spectacle of seeing a room full of evangelical pastors fawning all over Donald Trump. Not long after the circus, the Pastor of First Baptist Dallas Dr. Robert Jeffress stood in front of another circus to pray for and practically endorse Trump at one of his […]

Outside the Inn with the Shitty God

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  *sermon delivered on 12/20/15 at The Beloved Community in Asheville, North Carolina   The incarnation of God is a shitty story. This speaks not of the quality of the story…but rather where the story takes places. Jesus was born in a stable full of shit.   The Christmas story is a strange tale. Don’t […]

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