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The Great Divide: Making Sense of Today's Political Issues
November 6, 2016 –

The Debate Over Religious Freedom

The Debate Over Religious Freedom

Religious freedom is something that has been taken for granted by many American’s over the course of the last millennia. When America was predominantly influenced by Christianity, there were few who had the voice to suggest that Christianity’s influence be kept to the margins. Now that the U.S. is quite religiously diverse, politically polarized and […]

October 30, 2016 –

Abortion: Women’s Health or Right to Life?

Abortion: Women's Health or Right to Life?

America has had many heated debates over the issue of abortion since the Roe vs. Wade decision in the 1973. Those who lean more conservative often appeal to the unborn baby’s “right to life,” while those who lean more liberal appeal to the “woman’s rights.” Our two party system would like us to think that […]

October 23, 2016 –

Criminal Justice Reform

Criminal Justice Reform

When it comes to criminal justice, some people appeal to swift and harsh justice against crimes committed so that society might be protected and criminals might learn their lesson. Other people appeal to mercy for criminals, believing that there may be better ways to deal with crime, especially concerning minor offenses. In the Gospel we […]

October 16, 2016 –

Climate Change

Climate Change

There have been many heated debates over climate change in recent years. Climate change enthusiasts warn of impending global doom, while climate change deniers write off changing weather conditions as nothing more than the cyclical pattern of nature. In either case, the deeper issue behind the climate change debate is one of stewardship. We must […]

October 9, 2016 –

Inequality

Inequality

Inequality is a problem in our culture because self-interest is a problem in our hearts. Only in Christ do we find the freedom to actively seek the well-being of those around us because only in Christ do we find our own interests served by and needs met in God. When we begin looking up to God, we’ll finally stop […]

October 2, 2016 –

Labor Reform

Labor Reform

The current economy and presidential election have employers and employees concerned about Labor Reform. Some are concerned about taxes and government regulations, while others are concerned with worker’s compensation and exploitation. It’s helpful to start any discussion about work with a biblical theology of work and a clear focus on Christ’s work.

September 26, 2016 –

Education Reform

Education Reform

Education has been in a state of disrepair for quite some time. While many schools are doing well, many more are facing tremendous challenges as they fight to improve education for millions of Americans, particularly children. Factor federal mandates on policies that are unrelated to education into the equation and you have a recipe for disaster. The […]

September 18, 2016 –

Immigration Reform

Immigration Reform

America is a land of immigrants. Very few American citizens can trace their ancestry back to this land, yet immigration reform is surrounded by controversy because of undocumented immigrants, illegal immigration, the refugee crisis and the immigration process itself. The issue can get confusing quickly. Thankfully, the way of Jesus can help us think about […]

September 11, 2016 –

War & Terrorism

War & Terrorism

Subjects like war, terrorism and defense by force are contentious and controversial topics in today’s political discourse. Many on the right give the impression that war and defense by force are always justifiable when it comes to acts of terror, while many on the left give the impression that neither are ever justifiable. But can […]

September 4, 2016 –

We The People

We The People

Progress is something of a buzzword in politics today. The problem is, everyone wants it, but no one knows what it actually looks like or how to make it happen. Some see getting the right candidate or party into the White House as progress, while others aren’t convinced that progress is even a possibility this […]