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The Danger of Voting

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“Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s” -Matthew 22:21 (NRSV)   Many years ago, religious leaders confronted Jesus about paying taxes.  The group wanted to push Jesus into a corner and make him respond to their political provocations.  Should they pay taxes?  Jesus […]

A Sermon Entitled “Jesus for President” or The Reason I Will Never Endorse a Political Candidate

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  The church of my youth had a bad habit of mixing political candidates with spirituality.  I am a child of the culture wars.  I remember one Sunday morning our pastor gave a sermon entitled, “Jesus for President.”  The pastor told us that he would not tell us who to vote for and then proceeded […]

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