Redefining Christian Witness

“We are against Halloween,” one minister recently told me.  This is a common response I get from folks in the church.  That, and:  “We are against homosexuals, abortion, environmentalists, liberals, social-gospel types, postmodernists, illegal immigrants, people-who-worship-like-that, health-care reform, and redistribution.”  As some Christians follow in the footsteps of partisan politicians, it remains an easy habitContinue reading “Redefining Christian Witness”

In time for Earth Day: The Creation Message of Psalm 23

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. God makes me lie down in green pastures; the Creator leads me beside still waters and restores my soul.” This Psalm — the 23rd — is one we hear often at funerals. It is one of my favorite psalms, but it makes for more than aContinue reading “In time for Earth Day: The Creation Message of Psalm 23”