Ready or not, another presidential election season is upon us. Is it just me, or do these seem to come around more often than they used to?! At this writing, the presumptive nominees of the two major political parties are Joe Biden and Donald Trump – the sitting president, and the previous president. As Christians
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Attributed to George Santayana At the end of World War II, Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower was stunned by the discovery of death camps. No one was prepared for piles of dead bodies or survivors looking like living skeletons. Such inhumanity seemed
In a few days, we’ll all have the opportunity to exercise one of our most precious freedoms – the right to vote. We will elect school board members, judges, and state and federal leaders. This is a God-given privilege, which many people in the world do not have, and every Christian should therefore seriously consider
Save those who are being led to their death; rescue those who are about to be killed. Proverbs 24.11 (New Century Version) On January 22, 1973, seven justices of the Supreme Court of the United States plunged our nation into the crosshairs of God’s wrath. In the infamous Roe v. Wade decision, they endorsed the
Every few years, I like to remind believers that we need to pray for our elected leaders. This is true whether they stand for evil or good. Scripture tells us to make “entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings…for kings and all who are in authority” (1 Tim. 2.1-2). The Roman government in the first century
One of the truisms in pastoral ministry is that ‘politics and religion don’t mix.’ The meaning of that axiom, while poorly worded, is this: The heart of our message to the world is based in the gospel, not politics. That gospel contains ‘bad news’ (which is about us) and ‘good news’ (which is about God).
If there is no God, nothing matters. If there is a God, nothing else matters. H. G. Wells The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” Psalm 14.1 …he who comes to God must believe that He is… Hebrews 11.6 One of the most important tasks of church leaders is explicitly stated
As Christians ask God for wisdom and grace to live in days of increasing evil, the lessons from our sermon series “How Should We Now Live?” become ever-more applicable. This month we look back to an especially dark time in our nation’s history, which highlights the importance of Christians standing for truth. PC On
As I sit to write, we are one week from election day 2020. This is, in my perspective, the most divisive election in my lifetime. Political viewpoints are driving a wedge between co-workers, family members, and Christians – yes, support for the ‘wrong’ candidate is dividing even the body of Christ. Virtually all of
Phil Congdon, NBBC, June 1, 2018 Psalms for Turbulent Times – rev.