Would Jesus Join the Tea Party?

And Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s” (Mark 12.17). Abraham Lincoln wrote in 1862 about the Union and Confederacy’s conflict over slavery, “In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong. God can not be for, and against the same thing at the […]

Our struggle is not against the…IRS.

Spearheaded by the Alliance Defense Fund, a grassroots coalition of 1,500 pastors recently declared October 7, 2012, “Pulpit Freedom Sunday.”  The effort asserted the church’s right to publicly address specific political (read: election year) issues without jeopardizing their tax-exempt status.   Pastors so inclined would preach sermons in the name of free speech to engage their congregations in particular and pertinent political discourse.   While no pastor would endorse who […]

What Hath Zion to do with Salt Lake City?

As far as political columnists go, Jonah Goldberg is a good read.  I regularly enjoy his commentary, style and wit.  For those of us who aren’t policy wonks or constitutional junkies, Goldberg places keen insight on the lower shelf well within our reach. Today Goldberg commented on the hubbub surrounding Robert Jeffress and Governor Rick Perry.  Jeffress, pastor of historic First Baptist Church in Dallas, introduced (and tacitly endorsed) Governor […]