Israel-Hamas War: Resisting an Impulse (Evertt Huffard)

Posted: November 21, 2023

A reflection from an American brother (and scholar) who used to live in Israel shares (in my opinion) some much-needed perspective. Please click HERE. For more about Dr. Huffard, click… Read More

Standing trial for quoting the Bible

Posted: September 10, 2023

The Finnish government’s attack on free speech is a violation of human rights Across the pond, Päivi Räsänen, a member of the Finnish Parliament, stood trial last week for publicly sharing a… Read More

Unity is not a ‘nice to have’ — it is ‘mission critical’ – The Christian Chronicle

Posted: October 20, 2022

Political and cultural divides are creeping into churches. Social media has given Christians a louder voice to express views on cultural issues and even church membership. In “Not in It to… Read More

The backlash against rightwing evangelicals is reshaping American politics and faith

Posted: January 27, 2022

The backlash against rightwing evangelicals is reshaping American politics and faith Ruth Braunstein Note: The Guardian is a British newspaper Some sociologists believe that the rising number of non-religious Americans… Read More

Trump Is Tearing Apart the Evangelical Church – The Atlantic

Posted: October 30, 2021

Christians must reclaim Jesus from his church. By Peter Wehner, Oct 24, 2021 About the author: Peter Wehner is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy… Read More

Jesus and John Wayne Interview (Kristin Kobes du Mez)

Posted: June 14, 2021

. When Otoma Edje approached me a few months ago and asked if I’d like to join an interview with Kristin Kobes du Mez (Calvin University), I declined. My slate was full,… Read More

Thou Shalt Not be a Jerk

Posted: May 28, 2021

​ Thou Shalt Not be a Jerk: Eugene Cho LEE CAMP *  PODCAST New on the Tokens Podcast: ​ Eugene Cho is a Korean-born immigrant to the United States and now… Read More

“Freedom Fading,” by Greg Koukl

Posted: May 3, 2021

OTHER WORLDVIEWS Freedom Fading Greg Koukl Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn—Russian dissident, 10-year forced-labor Soviet Gulag inmate, Nobel Laureate, Christian—lamented the “fallacious belief” that “here such things are impossible,” that totalitarianism could not… Read More

Response to Jesus & Politics

Posted: March 18, 2021

The following is a response to my podcast “Jesus & Politics” from a thoughtful brother one generation behind me. I listened to your talk “Jesus in politics,” and I couldn’t agree… Read More

Jesus & Politics

Posted: March 1, 2021

What was Jesus’s approach to politics? And what are the implications for us today? Opening thoughts     Politics is the management of power. Dictionary def: “the activities associated with the governance… Read More

Anne Frank on War

Posted: February 9, 2021

“As you can no doubt imagine, we often say in despair, ‘What’s the point of the war? Why, oh, why can’t people live together peacefully? Why all this destruction?’ “The… Read More

The 4th of July

Posted: July 2, 2020

Here you will find a podcast plus notes on The 4th of July (11 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

Terrorists in Burkina Faso Execute Six at Pentecostal Church

Posted: May 3, 2019

(UPDATED) Assemblies of God pastor preferred to “die for his faith rather than leave the village” he served for decades.  Kate Shellnutt [Updated May 3 with further remarks from Assemblies… Read More

Time to Break the Silence on Palestine

Posted: January 24, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. courageously spoke out about the Vietnam War. We must do the same when it comes to this grave injustice of our time. By Michelle Alexander, Opinion Columnist, Jan. 19,… Read More

Churches & Race

Posted: January 17, 2019

Christian churches still struggle with race, how to discuss it, what to do www.usatoday.com 10 mins read CINCINNATI — On a Wednesday night at Crossroads Church in the Cincinnati neighborhood Corryville,… Read More

Should Patriotism Have a Place in Church?, by John Piper

Posted: July 4, 2018

[Today] we celebrate July 4th, Independence Day as it’s known for us in the States. And the day itself raises questions about national loyalty for those of us who are… Read More

A Quiet Exodus: Why Black Worshipers Are Leaving White Evangelical Churches

Posted: March 10, 2018

By Campbell Robertson March 9, 2018 FORT WORTH — Charmaine Pruitt wrote the names of 12 churches on a sheet of paper, tore the paper into 12 strips, and dropped them… Read More

Bolivia Makes Evangelism a Crime – Christianity Today

Posted: January 25, 2018

Evangelicals ‘deeply worried’ about socialist government’s changes to penal code. Read article here.

Is the end nigh for Palestinian Christians?

Posted: January 22, 2018

Bethlehem (CNN) A church service begins in Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity. Worshipers descend the stone stairs, worn smooth by millions of pilgrims over the centuries, down into the Grotto –… Read More

Q&A 1505 – What was the Inquisition? (Torture, witches, Galileo… and lessons for today)

Posted: September 10, 2017

What exactly was the Inquisition? (If you prefer to listen to my reply, click on the arrow for the podcast, The Inquisition (20 min). If you want to save and… Read More

Postmodernism, by Jordan Peterson (3 links)

Posted: September 6, 2017

Jordan Peterson is a historical philosopher who speaks broadly on, among other things, postmodernism. He outlines how this philosophy has affected political policy and thinking in the Western world. Here are 3… Read More

Arguing about Politics (sermon), by Timothy Keller

Posted: May 9, 2017

“What are Jesus’ politics?” That’s what the opposing parties of His day wanted to know. To listen to this sermon, click here.

“Trump, Christianity, and Social Media” by Daniel Berk

Posted: February 3, 2017

This week, last week, and nearly every day since midway through 2015, I’ve observed a progressive and polarizing social media war between Christians, non-Christians, liberals, conservatives, men, women, black people,… Read More

A Transgender Person: Coming to YOUR Church Soon! by Guy Hammond

Posted: November 6, 2016

The phone rings, and I pick up. “Hello.” A panicked voice blurts out “Is Guy Hammond there?” “This is Guy, who’s this?” “My name is Henry James (not his real… Read More

Supreme Court Wrestles with Lesbian Adoptions (by John Clayton)

Posted: August 23, 2016

Used with permission by John Clayton, of Does God Exist? On March 7, 2016, the Supreme Court reversed Alabama’s refusal to recognize same-sex adoption, saying that same-sex couples cannot be… Read More

Q&A 1461 – Should I work for a company producing weapons?

Posted: August 10, 2016

I am considering a job offer from a company whose parent company is involved in the weapons industry. This obviously raised some questions for me as a Christian. On the one… Read More

Are Christian converts seeking asylum getting a raw deal?

Posted: June 6, 2016


Christians, Politics and Social Media – Part 1

Posted: March 29, 2016

Article by Daniel C. Berk. Click here to read.

Q&A 1446 – Jesus and protesting

Posted: March 28, 2016

A disciple recently posted this article. https://sojo.net/articles/jesus-was-protester. I’m not sure why, but it bothered me. What do you think about it? Interesting…  Yesterday I passed a group of protesters — in front of… Read More

Proverbs on Politics, Power & Governance

Posted: January 9, 2016

Politics in Proverbs (selected) In 2015, while studying the Proverbs on a visit to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, I was struck with just how many of them are political in… Read More

Q&A 1426 – The Pledge

Posted: September 30, 2015

My 14 year-old son fancies himself a deep thinker/seeker, and our spiritual “household culture” conforms to your “unexamined faith” mantra: we try to encourage independent examination and free discussion. This has… Read More

Gay Unions: A Response

Posted: July 6, 2015

How should Christians think in response to the legalization of “gay marriage” in their home countries? The following talk (23 minutes) makes a few suggestions, challenging us to respond maturely… Read More

Uncommon Memorial Day Thoughts

Posted: May 27, 2015

You will want to read Nikole Mitchell’s uncommon Memorial Day thoughts — recommended by Tom Jones. Click here.

The Decline and Rebirth of a Christian Anarchist Movement

Posted: February 20, 2015


Christians and guns (at home), by Tom Jones

Posted: January 27, 2015

My friend Tom Jones has put up a short but powerful article at his website. It’s about Christians and guns (at home). Click HERE to read it.    

The Fall of Rome—And Why We Should Take Notice

Posted: November 26, 2014

Why did Rome (753 BC—AD 476) fall?  Was it due to external circumstances (barbarian invasion, famine, plague, etc), or to internal ones? We in the West ought to take notice…. Read More

Questions about Modern Israel

Posted: August 31, 2014

Are current events in modern Israel only the unfolding of biblical prophecy? Given the severe tensions between Israelis and Palestinians, what position should Christians take?  Listen to the podcast, which addresses 7 questions… Read More

Just War debate

Posted: May 8, 2014

Think biblically about how we are to relate to our enemies. Who has the stronger position: those who advocate “just war” or those who teach that Christians are forbidden to… Read More

Jesus Christ: Prince of Peace or God of War? – Douglas Jacoby

Posted: February 25, 2014

To watch video, click on link: http://vimeo.com/81639585   Jesus Christ: Prince of Peace or God of War? Douglas Jacoby, 2013 Harvard University  Observations 1.    O.T. Church-state. Although priesthood and monarchy were separate,… Read More

Q&A 1357 – Same-sex Unions: A Response

Posted: January 17, 2014

What is your take on the recent Supreme Court decision to legalize gay marriages? And advice? Following the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision to legalize “gay marriages,” here are a… Read More

Jesus, Politics and Social Media – Tom Jones

Posted: January 11, 2014

I want to say at the beginning that I hope you will read this as a heart-felt appeal and not as in-your-face challenge. Most of us know that Jesus’ call… Read More

Memorial Day – Mourning Our “Enemies” Deaths

Posted: May 27, 2013

by NIKOLE MITCHELL  On this Memorial Day, what if we not only remember American soldiers but all the soldiers around the world who have lost their lives? And not only soldiers,… Read More

Douglas Jacoby Interview on Spiritual Living

Posted: May 22, 2013

Interview with Douglas Jacoby about Spiritual living on Relate4ever Publishing as seen http://relate4ever.com/spiritualiving-interview-drdj

The War Prayer (Twain)

Posted: May 22, 2013

Here is Mark Twain’s The War Prayer, published in 1916, six years after the great humorist’s death (13 minutes). This piece is in the public domain. My podcast includes a… Read More

Culture Wars

Posted: March 4, 2013

Click here to read an interesting article about the Culture Wars.

Labor Day

Posted: August 17, 2011

Here you will find a podcast plus notes on Labor Day (14 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as”… Read More

Rejoicing in Osama bin Laden’s Death (?)

Posted: May 2, 2011

Listen to Rejoicing in Osama bin Laden’s Death (?) (11 minutes), one of several podcasts under the heading Politics. To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save… Read More

Q&A 1121—Pacifism would have empowered Hitler?

Posted: February 27, 2011

At the end of your response to Q 0527, you imply that it is wrong to take up arms against your oppressors. What does that make of the Mandelas of… Read More

Illegal Immigration

Posted: October 20, 2010

Listen to Illegal Immigrants (12 minutes), one of several podcasts under the heading Politics. To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and… Read More

The American Civil War

Posted: October 12, 2010

Listen to The American Civil War (20 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and you can download the podcast… Read More

Law, Allegiance, & Revolution

Posted: October 11, 2010

To hear Law, Allegiance, & Revolution (24 minutes) — just click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or… Read More

Interview with a Jihadist

Posted: July 7, 2010

Adapted from Aaron Taylor’s website: Alone With A Jihadist is not just another book about Islamic-Christian relations. It is far more than that. This book may very well be the… Read More

The Wolf Will Lie Down with the Lamb

Posted: April 28, 2010

The following excellent lesson is by Aziz Sarah, and is from the 2009 seminar on Prejudice & Separation, which took place in Atlanta. It is his own moving story: how a… Read More

American Civil Religion

Posted: September 2, 2005

by Thomas A. Jones Some unorganized thoughts: In the wake of the tragedies of September 11, the country has suddenly become once again interested in God. This presents unprecedented opportunities… Read More