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Don’t Get Mad… Get Hungry

Okay, so it doesn’t rhyme. But I think it’s fitting advice for believers at this particular juncture in history.

I have seen a number of blog posts, email chains, websites, and the like, that are expressing anger against President Obama. The ones that have specifically come to my attention have been written by Christians. On one hand, I understand where this is coming from. After all, the reasons I chose not to vote for our current president are the same reasons most people are mad at him right now. It’s good to be passionate about important issues and to take a firm stand for what is right. But on the other hand, I can’t help but feeling that our anger is not actually furthering righteousness. At all. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on July 28, 2009 in Intercession, Revival

 

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Contending for the Faith: What It Is and Isn’t

I received an email today, forwarded by a friend from a grass-roots-y, activist-y web group. I want to start by saying that I think it is good for Christians to be actively involved in giving voice to the direction of our nation. One of the perks of our present political structure is that we have a bigger open door (in the natural, anyway) to speak into our government than most people through history have ever dreamed. It’s good to care about the state of our country and it’s good to stand for what we believe.

With all that said, this email made me sad.

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Posted by on January 16, 2009 in Intercession

 

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Obama is not the Antichrist, just a barometer.

It seems I have again slipped into a bit of political commentary. I have an intense dislike for politics. I am more convinced than ever that the only way this country will be fixed is its citizens doing a lot of prayer and God responding by sending revival. We do need to do our part to vote godly people into office, and yes, there is a definite place for Christian activism, but ultimately this battle will be won in prayer closets and solemn assemblies, not at the voting booth. 

Anyway, my opinions being what they are, I have been keeping up with the presidential race pretty minimally, learning only enough to tell me how to vote and how to pray. But I saw an article the other day that caught my attention.

“An Antichrist Obama in McCain Ad?” (TIME Magazine)

Basically, the article is not very delicately suggesting that one of John McCain’s ads is trying to link Barack Obama to the Antichrist. I don’t have a TV, so I haven’t seen this ad myself. I’m (obviously) not on the advertising panel for McCain’s campaign, so I don’t know what they were thinking when they put the thing together. But the TIME article suggests that there may be a link between the ad in question and several Christian emails and web articles claiming that Obama could be the Antichrist. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 23, 2008 in Eschatology, Intercession, My Two Cents

 

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