Certainly, everywhere across America Christians and non-Christians alike will be celebrating on that day the freedom we gained from an oppressive king and government - which is certainly something worth celebrating. But, over the last few years I have noticed an unhealthy trend in the Church toward lifting up their political party loyalty and our nation (the United States of America) above and beyond our loyalty to Jesus and the Kingdom which He is building. And so while I'm excited to celebrate on the Fourth on Sunday, I'm a little hesitant and concerned.
Election Day Woes
I used to be obsessed in a very unhealthy way with politics. It consumed my thoughts, my actions, my social media, my discussions, my arguments...it very literally consumed everything. I spent many years expressing my views about all things political, and it was exhausting. It's Election Day 2019, and here are some of the thoughts running through my mind on the matter.
It Rains on the Just and the Unjust…
I'm not trying to "rain" on anyone's parade, or be negative. What I am trying to do is paint a picture of the reality of where we are as a nation and issue a warning. And if our people continue to choose to ignore the warning we will further entrench and solidify the judgment of [...]
How Shall We Die?
In 2 Kings chapter 7 we see an interesting story where the people of Israel are under siege by the Syrian army. Because of this siege the people of Israel were starving to death. They were helpless, hungry, and desperate. In fact, in chapter 6, we see that they are so desperate that people are literally [...]
When Fear Blinds You to Reality
Have you ever been so afraid that you were blind to what was really happening around you? I know I've experienced this. Especially when the pressures of life began to have a profound effect on more than just myself, but also my family, or friends, and others around me. The most recent corporate example of [...]