Trump, Character & The Idolatry of the Hard Right

Needless to say, the past few weeks under the leadership and presidency of Donald J. Trump have been exciting at best, and “soap opera-ish” at the worse.  The man, who against all odds rose to the highest office in the land on the wings of radical “Alt-Right” zealots, disillusioned mid-America whites, and deceived Evangelical Christians, has surpassed the realm of lunacy in the past ten days - and even in the past ten hours. The clear issue with Mr. Trump...

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What Will I Do Now?

Well it is a wrap.  Donald Trump will be the President of the United States.  Not my choice.  Neither Trump nor Clinton was my choice.  I could not bring myself to vote for either so I wrote in the candidate that best lined up with my values. Saying that, let me declare right now that God is sovereign and He is faithful.  I love how He chooses to surprise us.  I am fully prepared to not only accept His will...

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Mirror Mirror On The Wall: My Thoughts on This Election

In four days we will go to the polls to vote for the next President of these United States of America.  For me, and for many, the choice in this cycle is probably the worse of our life time.  I will not pull punches in this blog.  I will not be gentle.  The burden that I sense for our nation and the fate of the republic is heavy. We have two people running for the highest office in the land...

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Not Rattled

It hit me hard yesterday. I was consumed with grief and sorrow. I had reached the edge. I sat while trying to do my time of personal bible study and worship and the tears welled in the ducts of my eyes as I tried to maintain because I was in a public place. I am a Pastor by way of vocation. I am supposed to be well acquainted with pain and sorrow. I am not supposed to get emotional. However,...

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Trump & The New Vocabulary of the Christian “Right”

In the Christian community vocabulary is very important. Words are at the heart of the power that God uses to transform lives. The Apostle Paul declares that he is not “ashamed of the gospel (words with a message) for it (the message of words) is the power of God unto salvation…” (Rom 1:16) God used words to speak the created order into existence. The Second Person of the Godhead is aptly called the Word, and is the Word made flesh...

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It Was Never Personal: The Obama Presidency

On January 20, 2009 my wife and I watched with great pride and joy as Barack H. Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States and the first African-American to hold the office. It was a historic moment for the nation and us. We celebrated in the Moore house even though we knew what an Obama Presidency would bring. The historical significance of his rise to the most powerful office in the land was worthy of...

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Patriotism: Another Look

For most of my life I have been a patriot. A flag waving, Star Spangled Banner singing patriot. I have loved our nation - and I still do. However, this election season - this toxic contest for the highest office in the land - has caused me to re-evaluate my patriotism. Don’t get me wrong. I still love the good ole U.S.A. It is my home of origin. I will forever look at her in awe as I reflect upon...

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