A Culture War Conundrum

Ah, here’s a tricky one. According to a report by Daniella Silva of NBC News: A federal judge has found key parts of Utah’s anti-polygamy law to be unconstitutional, ruling in favor of a polygamous family known for their reality television show. While all 50 states across the nation have laws against bigamy, prohibiting peopleContinue reading “A Culture War Conundrum”

A Values Charter?

Update: The spam attack seems to be a little more under control.  Thanks for the great comments! Chaplain Mike had an interesting post this week when he criticized an organization that invited us to patronize businesses that “welcome us and respect our values.” I found it interesting because I wanted to write about another organization that alsoContinue reading “A Values Charter?”

Beyond Christmas Wars & Boycotts: Faith-Driven Consumers?

As Faith Driven Consumers, we choose to match our wallets to our worldview and support companies whose corporate actions are compatible with biblical faith. This is action every one of us can take, every day. And we can advocate for and grow faith-compatible businesses all over America. Faith Driven Consumers are creating space in the AmericanContinue reading “Beyond Christmas Wars & Boycotts: Faith-Driven Consumers?”

Thoughts on Southern Africa

With the passing of Nelson Mandela yesterday, the world lost a great statesman. Through his words of reconciliation South Africa was able to transition out of Apartheid without the bloodshed that characterized so many of the independence movements of the region. While I am known as the Canadian voice on Internet Monk, my family hadContinue reading “Thoughts on Southern Africa”

Let’s Discuss: A Taxing Question

UPDATE 2: Here is a good overview and guide to the clergy housing allowance. UPDATE: Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said that this judgment is against the Constitution. “We have seen many courts over the years attempt to banish God in various ways from the public square, but this case in particular reveals aContinue reading “Let’s Discuss: A Taxing Question”

Mike Bird: N.T. Wright and Michael Kruger on Healthcare

Note from CM: Thanks to Michael Bird for sharing this article with us. Bird, an Australian Bible scholar, is Lecturer in Theology at Ridley Melbourne College of Mission and Ministry. His new, well-regarded book is Evangelical Theology: A Biblical and Systematic Introduction, and Scot McKnight has begun blogging about it at Jesus Creed. Mike blogsContinue reading “Mike Bird: N.T. Wright and Michael Kruger on Healthcare”

My Response to Mayor Rob Ford

By now you have probably heard of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.  For those who haven’t, let me give you a quick time line. In November of 2010 Rob Ford was elected as Mayor of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  He was elected as a “cost cutting” mayor, someone who would bring fiscal sense to a city whoseContinue reading “My Response to Mayor Rob Ford”

The Prophets Speak!

After reading this morning’s post and participating in the discussion, alert reader Randy sent a link to the following article in Charisma, dated yesterday: “Rick Joyner Predicts Destruction of Republic, Third Great Awakening.” The article includes this breathtaking passage: As Joyner sees it, no election is going to fix America’s problems because the system is broken.Continue reading “The Prophets Speak!”

Mixing It Up, Feathers and All

They have swallowed the Holy Spirit, feathers and all! – attributed to Martin Luther The past couple of weeks have shone a bright spotlight on Texas Senator Ted Cruz, his opposition to the Affordable Care Act, and the government shutdown. Methodist pastor Morgan Guyton has written a fascinating portrayal of the theological roots of Cruz’s viewsContinue reading “Mixing It Up, Feathers and All”

A Domestic Terror Act We Must Never Forget

Yesterday was the fiftieth anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama that killed four young black girls and wounded twenty-two other children. You can read a heart-rending description of the morning’s events HERE. This act of domestic terrorism, designed to strike fear into the hearts of those who wereContinue reading “A Domestic Terror Act We Must Never Forget”