The Lost Cause is a False Narrative: Confronting the Fallacy

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in Main, Society at Large, US Politics | 7 comments

In the first post in this series, I shared my early understanding of the Civil War and the picture of history that had been painted for me. In the second post, I outline my discovery of actual records and documents deepened my dismay. In the third post, I described my reaction to some of the political speeches and memoirs of Southern leaders and detail how they helped to end my belief in the Lost Cause narrative. This fourth and final post in...

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What does a United Methodist Pastor know about Citizenship?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Discipleship, General Rant, Society at Large, Theological Thinking | 0 comments

What does a United Methodist pastor know about citizenship? Not as much as I’d like. Here’s what I do know. God instructed his people to pray for the welfare of the city in which they live, even if they are captive, even if it is no longer “their city.” (Jeremiah 29:4-7) Over and over again, God’s people are told to pray for their nation. But what is a nation? Our nation is made up of states, but those are lines on...

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One Nation Under God

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Christian Beliefs, Discipleship, General Rant, Main, Society at Large, Theological Thinking, US Politics | 0 comments

I’m not a politician. But I keep up with public policy because policy is all about how we treat each other. For me, theology is the guideline for how we should treat each other. But in modern life, that’s not usually how people make decisions, even if they are religious. Secular life has taught us that the determination for our actions is most often given to us by market factors. Am I going to make money doing this? Is this going to...

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