Explaining the concept of secular phariseeism

I long held pretty standard views of Jesus' confrontation of the Pharisees. My view has shifted slightly, or rather has expanded to allow room for identifying all self-righteous individuals and points of view as having a close relationship to the Pharisees of Jesus day. We remember that Jesus warned his disciples “beware of the leaven … Continue reading Explaining the concept of secular phariseeism

Counter-protestors in their own words

I want to provide a bit more information for those who are interested in getting a better idea of what actually went on that violent and deadly day in Charlottesville, VA. "What about the 'alt-left,'" Donald Trump asked, "do they have any semblance of guilt?" Here are a few firsthand accounts from counter-protestors, including clergy: … Continue reading Counter-protestors in their own words

Talking about Charlottesville

Do we really need to talk about the violence of Charlottesville and its political aftermath? Are there significant questions of right and wrong involved? Clearly, yes. Racism and political violence are moral issues, and our country is struggling (failing?) to find righteous answers to such problems. Christians need to speak about righteousness and sin. The … Continue reading Talking about Charlottesville