My American flag experiment – Mark 11, Part 1

I did a little experiment this past fall.  It was a sociological and theological experiment.  At first, I didn’t tell anyone about this experiment.  Not even my wife. I knew that if I told her, the experiment would be shut down fast. To introduce the experiment, I have a question for you.  How many of youContinue reading “My American flag experiment – Mark 11, Part 1”

Is the American melting pot disastrous for Christians? – Characters: Daniel, Part 1

In February 1887 President Grover Cleveland signed into law the Dawes Act which sought to assimilate Native Americans into the culture of the United States.  It didn’t go well.  Indians ended up losing 62% of the land they held before 1887.  There remains much debate about how much people should assimilate into American culture.  ForContinue reading “Is the American melting pot disastrous for Christians? – Characters: Daniel, Part 1”

Why I’m talking about the election this Sunday

This may be the most stupid preaching decision I’ve ever made.  This coming Sunday as we continue our series, Life in These United States, I’m talking about government.  And with only a few weeks left until our general election, I need to talk about politics.  My tag line for the sermon series has been “We’reContinue reading “Why I’m talking about the election this Sunday”