Moving Beyond Election Day

A number of folk from places far and wide are asking me about the election results. There are a handful of things that readily come to my mind that I would like to pass along. These are very important, I think, particularly as we disciples move forward from here. First, regardless of which “side” we have been on politically, we […]

Clinton, Trump, and Things Disciples Must Do

The prophecy about and then descent into King Nebuchadnezzar’s mental chaos, as recorded in Daniel 4, provides timely insight into how disciples of Jesus Christ might approach the turbulent and uncomfortable election season in which we currently find ourselves. Consider the following: Daniel 4 reveals a king consumed with a profound measure of pride. “Is this not great Babylon, which I have […]

Moore on Religious Liberty

Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, offers a compelling argument for the kind of man or woman Christians should vote for in the upcoming presidential election. “Echoing [Thomas] Jefferson on religious liberty will have more appeal than proving you know all the hymns,” he writes. How true, and to understand why […]

For Kings and All in High Positions

After President Obama was elected in 2008 I penned these words for my blog. They are as true today as they were then, as they were 2,000 years ago when the apostles were weighing in on such matters. Here they are again, slightly adapted for the events of the past twenty-four hours: Whether you went to bed filled with utter […]

Manage the Moment or Build the Individual. You Choose.

There are two ways of influencing a situation that tend to dominate the leadership landscape. One is to manage the moment. This is when the person in authority recognizes the need for change and pursues a safer course toward transformation, putting into motion the manipulation of tasks or systems or behavior for an immediate effect. In general the burden of responsibility […]