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“In the green of the grass, in the smell of the sea. in the clouds floating by, at the top of a tree. in the sound crickets make at the end of a day. You are loved. You are loved. You are loved, they all say.” – Nancy Tillman, childrens’ book author

I have spent most of my life believing that my behavior made me worthy or un-worthy of love….

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You cannot change what you will not name.

I do not know the origins of this quote, but I have full confidence in its truthfulness. The dysfunction of our individual lives and of our entire society becomes…

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You’ll be hard-pressed to find bigger fans of Saturday Night Live than my wife and I. The way the show has recast itself and re-envisioned itself over the decades is enigmatic to say the least and, truth be told, nothing short of a media miracle. The number of major comedic stars who got their big break there is remarkable, and for the last 25 years, I haven’t missed an…

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I am convinced that God cares about what goes on with politics…not always so much about the politics themselves but about how His people engage in the process.

We cannot claim the political high ground while producing “acts of the flesh” (Gal 5:19-21) rather than the “fruit of the Spirit” (Gal 5:22-26).

We cannot spew hate rather than show love and…

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As our religious convictions become increasingly filtered through blue- or red-colored glasses, Christians in the United States seem to be more of a force for division than unity.

The problem isn’t the disagreement. The letters of the New Testament reflect that the church has been rife with disagreement since the ascension of Jesus. Paul and Priscilla, James and Junia — the early church leaders…

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Who are we, brothers and sisters?  Now, more than ever, the American Church needs to answer that question.  A cursory answer you might pose is, “We are the Church.”  You might say, “We are Christians.” The response might even be, “We’re God’s people.” While those are true, I’ll ask again.  Who are we?

One need only look around the assembly on Sunday to see that partisan politics have found a willing home within our congregations….

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Don’t talk about politics and religion. Just don’t! That’s the wise policy if you want to avoid conflict in the break room, not turn the family reunion into a family feud, and so forth. After all, both politics and religion can become so divisive that it seems best just to leave them alone.

Well, I’m a preacher, so I already have a hard time…

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My name is Hector Hinojosa. I was born in South Texas in 1957 to a family of yellow dog Democrats. That means if there’s a Democrat on the ballot, we will vote Democrat even that Democrat an “old yellow dog.” Being born in October of 1957 I did not get to vote in the presidential election until 1980.  I voted for Ronald Reagan.  Since then I have voted for every Republican presidential…

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We need more Boanerges or sons of thunder in the pulpit. … If Satan rules in our halls of legislation, the pulpit is responsible for it. If our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of government are ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it. Charles G. Finney (1792-1875) “The Decay of Conscience”

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“I am puzzled about which Bible people are reading when they suggest that religion and politics don’t mix.” Archbishop Desmond Tutu

A dear brother in Christ from one of our nation’s southern states recently wrote me the following, “Al, I am active in the Republican Party. Many years ago I was criticized…

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