A House of Prayer, Not Politics

I saw the sign pictured above outside a church the other day.  It got me thinking—thinking about how easily Christianity is reduced to a set of political opinions.  Sometimes, people allow faith to dictate their political views.  But too often, I fear, it’s the other way around: political ideology defines the boundaries of faith.  Religion…

Whose Side Are You On, Anyway?

Art by Patrick Murphy Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?”  “Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now…

Rebel without a Cause

I’ve never been a fan of causes. Even as a non-Christian I was suspicious of the amount of devotion causes command. No matter how worthy the cause, I’ve never considered one worth my life. As a non-Christian, I didn’t know why I felt suspicious of causes. I thought it was because my mind was not…