politics

Is the Gospel necessarily against empires (like, say, even America, he asks sheepishly on the morning of July 4)?

Posted by PeteEnns on July 4, 2013 in New Testament politics No Comments

Today is July 4th, and, being independent of oppressive British rule, I chose today, as a free man, to bring to your attention an informative, learned, but utterly readable book published this spring (IVP) and edited by Scot McKnight and by my colleague at Eastern University, Joe Modica: Jesus Is Lord, Caesar Is Not: Evaluating

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Evangelical Political Bullying: Jesus Says to Stop it Right Now

Posted by PeteEnns on October 1, 2012 in academic freedom Evangelicalism politics No Comments

A couple of weeks ago, noted evangelical Richard Cizik posted on “My Journey Toward the ‘New Evangelicalism.’” Cizik was vice-president for governmental relations at the National Association of Evangelicals–and by “was” I mean  “is” in the past tense, as in “no longer is.” In 2008, Cizik was interviewed on NPR’s “Fresh Air” and said some things that his

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Dear Christian: If the Thought of Either Romney or Obama Getting Elected Makes You Fearful, Angry, or Depressed, You Have What we Call a Theological Problem

Posted by PeteEnns on September 12, 2012 in politics No Comments

Before we get going here, let’s be clear on what I.am.saying. and what I.am.not.saying. This is not a cynical, “I’m above it all,” anti-political rant. I am not telling you both candidates are the same. I am not telling you not to vote. I am not telling you to stop arguing about politics and coming to

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