Should a Christian Disobey the Government?

Should a Christian Disobey the Government?

Obedience forms the core of the Christian faith. We, first of all, surrender our very identities to shoulder crosses and follow Christ. Day by day we push away what it is we think we need for what it is God gives. Beyond that, we submit to pastoral oversight and the mutual surrender of being one [...] »

Reaching Inbox Bliss

[This is a reprint of an article published last year.] On a given day, my five email inboxes fill up with around 100 emails. The urge to read, respond, sort, and delete often proves overwhelming. I have to get the number back to zero before I can move on. I confess—it’s almost a compulsion. Unlike [...] »

Know Your Enemy

To most Americans who don’t know the Bible (especially younger Americans), Christians seem to be fighting a war against progressive ideas. Given the media portrayals of Christians denouncing this or that societal change, that’s an easy conclusion to reach. It would tie together what they know of our complaints and boycotts. Now, let me go [...] »

Love Your Life Away

Two black engines—that’s how close I was to missing the train altogether. Instead, I watched as graffiti-tagged boxcars rumbled in front of me as I idled in my Prius within shouting distance of my apartment. I could see my road flash between the train connectors, but I couldn’t get there. Trucks and compacts stretched up [...] »