Category Archives: Politics

Tee Time: Jesus 2012

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Two 2012 Election Season Initiatives

#JesusIsMyCandidate: This meme started as a sermon series at Burke United Methodist Church in Burke, Virginia, last month. The rules: Every evening at 9 p.m. until Election Day, share a personal testimony or prophetic statement about Jesus with the hashtag #JesusIsMyCandidate. … Continue reading

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Roundup: Being Christlike in political discourse; polygamy in the OT; Indian depictions of Christ; how to be a good neighbor

“7 Things Christians Need to Remember About Politics” by Bryan Roberts: “Political discourse is the Las Vegas of Christianity—the environment in which our sin is excused. Hate is winked at, fear is perpetuated and strife is applauded. Go wild, Christ-follower. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Red Letter Revolution

“Red Letter Christianity” is the name of a nonpartisan political/religious movement that aims to see the red letters of the Bible (the words attributed to Jesus) translated into social policy. Red Letter Christians align themselves with Jesus’s platform, committing themselves … Continue reading

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Roundup: Contextualization, Jesus as Preacher, Communion, Being There for the Bereaved, “Execution of Christ”

“Tim Keller on Contextualization”: hmsarthistorian evaluates chapter 10 of Keller’s book Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City, giving two examples of indigenous Christian artists who have successfully contextualized the gospel through their art. Contextualization is not about … Continue reading

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Guns into Plowshares

Isaiah 2:4 (cf. Micah 4:3) has inspired many artists and peace activists throughout history.  The verse describes what the millennial reign of Christ will look like:  “He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples.  They will … Continue reading

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“The Battle Hymn of the Republic”: Its Origin and Meaning

One of the most popular patriotic anthems of all time, this song is often performed at the funerals of American soldiers and statesmen, presidential nominating conventions and inaugurations (both Republican and Democrat), and at Independence Day church services and festivities.  … Continue reading

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I pledge allegiance . . . to the slaughtered Lamb

This litany of resistance was compiled by Shane Claiborne, Chris Haw, Jim Loney, and Brian Walsh, and is published in the book Jesus for President: Politics for Ordinary Radicals (Zondervan, 2008). One:  Today we pledge our ultimate allegiance to the … Continue reading

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