Courtney Tritch and ‘religious freedoms’

In Indiana’s Third District, clashing definitions of this foundational liberty put U.S. Rep. Jim Banks and challenger Courtney Tritch on a collision course.

When a politician talks about “investment” and “adjusting tax rates,” it’s time to feel for your wallet.

Likewise, when a politician says we should trade First Amendment freedoms for cash, it’s time to clear your throat, mount a digital soapbox, and ask a few hard questions.

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God loves the Naughty List

Here we are at Christmastime, listening to herald angels sing glory to the newborn king. But listen to the angels more closely. In the center of one of the Bible’s most glorious promises of peace, we find an opposite of a promise, too:

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” (Luke 2:13-14 ESV)

So, wait. Those with whom God is not pleased have no promise of peace from Him? So how do we know with whom God is pleased? Who gets peace, and who doesn’t? Continue reading “God loves the Naughty List”

Gungor: The Hipster Pharisees

“Gungor drifts from Biblical orthodoxy,” says the erroneous headline in World magazine. It’s erroneous because the leaders of the Christian worship band called Gungor were never that orthodox to begin with.

To be clear, the members of Gungor are not heretics or apostates. They walk under the banner of Jesus Christ. Instead, and perhaps ironically, the leaders of Gungor are exactly what they accuse the rest of the American church to be. They are Pharisees. Continue reading “Gungor: The Hipster Pharisees”

A work in progress

Instead of hiding this behind some sort of Under Construction curtain, you can watch the progress of building the look of this blog now. Just like peering through the glass while the cranes clang together a skyscraper, or a new Hardee’s.

Photo credit: Library of Congress