When Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) swore in 424 members of the 116th Congress on Thursday, a representative from North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District was not part of the crowd. Republican Mark Harris met instead with staff from the State Board of Elections to assist with their investigation of possible voter fraud.
If the church of Jesus Christ is to be relevant in our mission, if we are to be agents of God’s reconciling love, we’ve got to take a hard look in the mirror. And in God’s grace to muster the courage to say we were wrong.
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The next time you think your pastor is being “too political” or “not evangelistic enough” or should “preach the gospel more,” give yourself a simple test: How does what your pastor preaches line up with the words of Jesus?
A former Southern Baptist pastor who leads a contested congressional race in North Carolina said Friday he would support a new election if voter fraud significantly altered the result of the Nov. 6 general election. Republican candidate Mark Harris, former…
Pray regularly for your pastor, week in and week out, because discerning and speaking a word from the Lord is an ever-present challenge and sometimes a heavy burden.
It amazes me to hear people talk about immigration reform when they have never met an immigrant. Until we stop seeing immigration as a problem and start seeing immigrant people, whether documented or undocumented, as persons created in the image of God, we will never do what is right.
I kept hearing the sound of white people clapping and chanting “Lock HER up!”, “Lock HIM up!” (referencing Hillary Clinton and George Soros even after bombs mailed to them were found), and “CNN sucks!” (also after a bomb was found). And clapping their agreement for rhetorical images that include “enemies of the people,” “immigrant invaders” and a “low IQ” black woman.
The problem with some organizations, like Vote Common Good on the left or Moral Majority on the right, is this: They attempt to shoehorn faith into the mold of a political party, instead of letting faith be the mold through which Christians reach their political decisions.