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I get asked this question a lot. Some people seem to think that Christians shouldn’t have anything to do with politics, or they should stick to one side of politics and therefore stay out of any debates or protests or discussions — the ‘dirty’ side of politics.

But we as Christians need to let our belief inform and influence every part of our lives, and that includes how we vote. Very simply, you can’t love your neighbor as yourself while voting for, or ignoring the opportunity to vote against, people with the authority to ruin their lives through public policy.

The current administration as of October 26, 2020, has effectively murdered almost a quarter-million people — through action or inaction — in response to the covid19 pandemic. If we don’t act to remove those murderers from office and replace them with people willing to act, to take steps to begin to save people’s lives, then you are basically saying you don’t care if your neighbor dies. …


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Conservative opinion journalists and bloggers have been really busy over the last few days. They’ve been cranking out article after article explaining how even though Trump lost the White House, he actually won, how Democrats didn’t really win anything, in spite of putting Joe Biden in the Oval Office and on and on and on. It’s been one big circle jerk of making themselves feel better about how their big daddy Trump has lost and now they don’t know what to o with themselves.

The truth is proving to be something entirely different. Democrats are retaining control of the House of Representatives and thanks to two run-off elections in Georgia it is very possible the Senate will be split, giving our new Vice President, Kamala Harris, the deciding vote in any split in the Senate. …


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I’m seeing a lot of posts over the last couple of days saying that even if Trump loses the White House he’s still won. Because he’s shown us that he owns half of America. That in spite of everything, his anti-science, extreme-racist, misogynistic, dumb-fuckery, half of America will follow him no matter what.

Do you know what I say to that?

Bullshit.

240 million people were eligible to vote this year. At the time of this writing, votes are still being counted, but with most states reporting 99% complete and only about 140 million votes split between Trump and Biden it looks like about 100 million people, again, sat out the election. …


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First, and let’s be really really clear on this: the results of the US Presidential election, in spite of what Trump, Biden, and ESPECIALLY THE MEDIA will tell you on Election Night and the next day, will likely not be officially decided for WEEKS. Let me say that again. WE WILL NOT KNOW THE RESULTS OF THE US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ON THE 4TH AND LIKELY NOT OFFICIALLY FOR SEVERAL DAYS OR WEEKS. And officially the Electoral College votes on December 14th, so the Presidential Elections isn’t over until then.

So with that information, how should we, as Christians, react on the 4th when Election Day is behind us and one side or the other is CLAIMING victory and there are likely protests, many angry people, possibly riots, and Trump still in the White House until at least January acting… unpredictably…? …


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NOTE: This blog post will contain “four letter” words. Probably many of them. If you are easily offended by such language, then this post isn’t for you.

Yes. I cuss a little. I try to be respectful around others that might be offended by cuss words, but @#$% it, I cuss. I like to cuss. I think there are times that using such words are appropriate, even acceptable, and expected.

And I really don’t think it’s a religious or spiritual issue. It’s just not.

“But wait!”, you say, “What about the Bible! It says:

Ephesians 5:4 Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. …


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An interesting discussion has sprung up several times on my Facebook feed and pages. Who is a Christian? What determines who is “in” and who is “out”?

Usually, this comes up in a discussion about abortion or same-sex marriage or another hot button topic, usually in the form of “if you are pro-choice/pro-same-sex marriage then you aren’t really a Christian.”

I can’t tell you how much I freaking hate that. Hate that with a stinking passion.

It’s as if God has given that person some sort of special secret insight into the heart and soul of people that allows them to make the call as to whether one is “in” or “out”. …


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“How can you be a Christian? Do you really believe what ‘those guys’ believe?”

I get that question a lot. Especially when I share a political position like being pro-choice or being in support of same-sex equality. “But you still believe x-y-z? Just like the Westboro Baptist guys? How can you believe that?”

First off, let me start by saying, I don’t really know what the Westboro Baptist folks believe, other than what’s on their picket signs, so I don’t know if we share a belief in anything. The same goes for Pat Robertson or Dr. Dobson or Ted Cruz. I don’t really know what they believe except for the bits on the radio, TV, or in the news. So do I believe what they believe? I don’t know. …


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As a boy, my family sporadically attended the United Methodist Church in the small Nebraska town where we lived. At the time it was (and I believe still is) the only church building in town. As is the habit of the Methodist church, sometimes they’d move the pastors around. By the time I graduated high school, three different preachers had come and gone. I can’t speak for all Methodist churches, but in our small town, we were definitely Pastor centered. Each brought changes that were not always welcome, but because he was the ‘head’, the people had to go along with it. …


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I believe in God that Father, who created everything.

How did He create it? I don’t know. But I do know that there are things that can be seen with our eyes, through observation and study. Zoology, biology, geography, anthropology, paleontology, astronomy…. these are things that cannot be ignored in favor of a world view that just throws these things away. God didn’t give us eyes to see and minds to think only to have us ignore the world around us. Does that mean the Bible can’t be trusted? No. Does that mean we need to reject science in favor of the Bible? No. They exist in the same universe. They aren’t opposed to each other. In fact there isn’t “Bible” over here and science over there as so many would have us believe. They can co-exist. The Bible isn’t a science manual and science manuals aren’t the Bible. It’s unfair to make them enemies. …


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Today the Supreme Court of the US refused to hear arguments on several same-sex marriage cases. In effect tossing out the cases against the legalization of same-sex marriage and making it officially legal in 11 more states, bringing the total of states in the US that allow same-sex marriage to 30.

(I may be wrong on the exact numbers because as of this time the stories are sometimes vague and often contradictory. One I have been able to verify is the Attorney General of Colorado has ordered all county clerks to immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.)

And of course many in the church are losing their minds. The number of angry blog posts, Facebook statuses, and tweets has far outnumbered the posts regarding the facts of the matter. …

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