Category Archives: Editorials

Nonviolence: Principles

Martin Luther King Jr. condensed the essence of nonviolence into the following six principles–principles which are still taught at the King Center in Atlanta. PRINCIPLE ONE:  Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people. It is active nonviolent resistance … Continue reading

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Editorial: Into the Night

How ironic that a text from the Maundy Thursday passages so clearly applies to us on this Maundy Thursday.  In John 13:30, as soon as Judas left the group gathered in the upper room to go and betray Jesus, the … Continue reading

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Editorial: The Choice

As the world turns civically and religiously, we face a fork-in-the-road choice: to be relational or rejective toward those with whom we disagree.  The choice sets a trajectory that gathers to itself many other things as it moves forward.  The … Continue reading

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Editorial: Traveling Light

Entering into 2016, I want to travel light.  I want to journey with a renewed purity of heart that complexification prevents. One of the things I am jettisoning is the word “evangelical.”  Those of you who know me understand how … Continue reading

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Editorial: No Christian Persecution in USA

For months I have been seeing one allegation after another that Christians are being persecuted in the USA.  The “evidence” is drawn from things as diverse as marriage licenses and coffee cups.  Hardly a day goes by without some new … Continue reading

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Editorial: We Need a H.E.R.O

The defeat of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance reveals how easily issues of human freedom can become knotted up with confusion, caricaturization, and complexity.  The issues of civil and religious liberty are creating a cauldron of contention in our nation, … Continue reading

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Editorial: To Our Shame

On the heels of an event at our local church last evening, and having watched “After Charleston” on PBS tonight, I offer this meditation… Jeannie and I have just completed a nine-year travel experience which has taken us into all … Continue reading

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