By hitching his wagon to Trump’s neon star, Starr is making the same old mistake for the same old reason.
No strategy has been more politically contrived than the adoption of biblical typologies to legitimate the Big Apple businessman and reality TV personality occupying the White House. This should concern all Americans who claim to revere the Bible and desire to live into its vision.
At the beginning of a new decade, I mourn the state of the church in America. The church is largely guilty of pushing people away from the body of Christ and from the full witness of Scripture.
Politicians who thwart reporters’ access to cover the impeachment trial erode a basic American strength and undermine democracy. Our grandchildren will curse them – and curse us for allowing them to do it.
It’s astonishing to consider that only a few weeks ago we celebrated the birth of the Prince of Peace. There are absolutely no words to express the contradiction between the meaning of Christmas and the practice of warmongering.
Journalism shares a lot of the same values as Christianity. They both privilege truth.
Some species of evangelical religion will ultimately rise from the rubble of American conservatism, but it will be greatly curtailed, politically irrelevant and, I pray, more recognizably Christian.
It’s high time for the church to drop all its stones and stop acting like its role is to be judge, jury, and executioner for those who believe and live in different ways.
If you consider yourself a thoughtful Christian, then this is the Year in Review for you.