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January 6 Revisited
Yesterday, we re-witnessed—in more horrifying detail—the brutal violence of the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. It was worse than we thought, yet mercifully and thanks to Capitol Police not as bad as it might have been. It was … Continue reading
A Call for Help!
It is every parent’s worst nightmare—that something bad will happen to one of our kids. That nightmare is happening now to a dear friend, Christian brother, and colleague of mine—known and loved by many of you. Professor Paul Louis Metzger’s … Continue reading
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The Trump Conundrum of the White Female Evangelical Voter
A huge “Thank you!” to the 80 women who responded to the survey I posted in my previous blog, “Let it rip!—Donald Trump & White Female Evangelical Voters”. Let it be said, “They let it rip!” Their responses were candid, heartfelt, and … Continue reading
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Let it rip!—Donald Trump & White Female Evangelical Voters
This Friday and Saturday, January 29-30, Evangelicals 4 Justice (E4J) are hosting a ZOOM conference on Race, Gender, and Christian Nationalism to discuss the Impact of Trumpism on Evangelicals. They’ve invited me to weigh in on the impact of Trumpism on Evangelicals, specifically on “the inroads of Trumpism … Continue reading
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“If only we’re brave enough…”
Yesterday’s inauguration of President Biden introduced us to a new voice. Twenty-two-year-old Amanda Gorman, the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate, became the youngest poet to read her poetry at a presidential inauguration. Her poem, “The Hill … Continue reading
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Virus as a Summons to Faith
In the early days of Covid-19, Professor Aisha Ahmad, University of Toronto (who is no stranger to suffering) offered this insight: Global catastrophes change the world . . . the legacy of this pandemic will live with us for years, perhaps decades … Continue reading
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The 2020 Ezer Surge
For a lot of people, 2020 is the year we’d most like to forget. 2020 will always remind us of the global Covid-19 pandemic. It’s been a year of irreparable loss of loved ones, jobs, businesses, even homes. Shutdowns have … Continue reading
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The Shadow Pandemic: Violence Against Women
The United Nations established November 25 as the official International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It begins a sixteen day initiative of activism to end this global pandemic. They put substance behind this commitment by defining “10 … Continue reading
National Love Your Red Hair Day!
With everything else on our minds today, let us not forget today is National Love Your Red Hair Day! Time to celebrate our favorite little redheaded ezer-warrior again. And we have plenty to celebrate. Arden is six now and in … Continue reading
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Where is God when trouble strikes?
In my opinion, the book of Ruth is perhaps the most shockingly relevant book in the Old Testament. I often describe it as a bomb that went off in my life. If you’ve only heard the traditional version—the Ruth and … Continue reading