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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 27: Politicians Killed Jesus

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  “Would politicians kill Jesus again?”   While I’m sure the world was different then, the leaders who killed Jesus functioned like politicians. Down through the centuries, people have blamed the death of Jesus on religion. I don’t think like that. The death of Jesus was about power. The politicians who killed Jesus manipulated the […]

Forecasting the Future: Repenting of Racism and Daring to Go in Love

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*Preached at Metropolitan Community Church of Greater Dallas on 6/21/15   Less than a week ago, a young man entered a bible study at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. For over an hour, the group communed around the word of God. In that hour, the people of Mother Emanuel illustrated the love […]

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 […]

The Cycle of Violence: Voting and Texas Politics

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  Over and over again, I listened to the voices that argued for the need to support progressive candidates that line up with progressive politics on “nearly every issue.”  Unfortunately, the “nearly every issue” part always seems to exclude the death penalty here in Texas.  Even the most progressive candidates are for the death penalty.  […]

The Tragedy of Mark Mayfield and The Call of Love

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  For followers of God, politics and religion have always been very closely connected.  We are a people determined to see the hand of God move in the land of the living.  We start to go astray when we remake God into a Republican or Democrat.  We forget that we were made for so much […]

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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