Politics is a dirty game. It is divisive usually, but now especially, so it is not surprising that I hear many of my fellow evangelical Christian slate off politics for the gospel. “I don’t do politics. I am a gospel person.” I can appreciate that. The gospel is the good news of Jesus for all people. I can see why it is attractive to be about Jesus over what feels like the most divisive parts to our society. I would say in large part, that describes me as well. I can hardly think of a friend of mine who is … Continue reading Why the Christian should care about public policy
How much have you considered where you were born and its impact on your life? My reflections started when I was young. We would visit poor villages in Mexico to visit family friends of my grandparents and mother or relatives of my aunts and uncles and my mom would lecture me before we went, “Christy, people are going to offer us hospitality and they will give you the best they have. You are to eat whatever they offer and say thank you. No complaining and no comments if it’s not what you are used to.” I didn’t understand words like … Continue reading Deserving my Citizenship: Reflections on grace and generosity
We need to sit down and have a family conversation America. Portland Oregon, December 22, as 2019 was fast arriving, another black man was racially profiled, had the police called on him, and he was shamefully kicked out of a Doubletree hotel he was staying at as a guest. His crime? Talking on the phone to his mother in the lobby while black. The US feels more divided than ever. When we say “Black Lives Matter,” people hear instead that we are against the police. When athletes take a knee in civil protest at a game to remind people of … Continue reading Again.