“Christianity And” Donald Trump

unnamed
Those Evangelical Christians who haven’t yet signed over their souls to Donald Trump—and those who already have—should draw back for a moment and think long and hard about what C.S. Lewis said.

There’s nothing wrong with Christians voting their consciences at election time. The mischief arises when they fall into the trap of “Christianity And”—in other words, when they put politics first and Christianity second.

Continue reading “Christianity And” Donald Trump

How to Tragedy

maxresdefault
You hear a gay bar called a “soft target,” and you are forced to confront the inconceivability of hardening the soft targets where you live your life, like the mall you were planning to shop at this afternoon, or the café where you ate last night, which in hindsight could be the twin of the Tel Aviv café where terrorists killed four people a few days before.

Continue reading How to Tragedy

There Was A Reason


Once again, our nation is forced to struggle with the pain and confusion that follows an act of political violence, an act of terrorism. But I hope that an important facet of this attack does not go forgotten: Omar Mateen targeted the LGBT community, and he did so for a reason.

Continue reading There Was A Reason

“He is not here…”

Risen
If Jesus did not rise from the dead, as the Scriptures tell us, then what became of his body?

Risen, a new movie released in time for Easter, views this question through the eyes of an unbeliever, a worldly and career-driven Roman military tribune named Clavius, superbly played by Joseph Fiennes. Continue reading “He is not here…”

Holy Manure

1.fig_tree_with_fruitNormally, one does not expect to hear scatological humor from the pulpit. But this past Sunday, parishioners at Houston’s Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church were treated to a rare example, courtesy of their rector, Fr. Neil Willard. But nobody was scandalized.

Continue reading Holy Manure