December 31, 2017

Top Books of 2017

I've read many good books this year. Here are my choices for the best ones of 2017. I read other good books this year that were older books so I left them off the list. Those books included ones like The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks  by Rebecca Skloot,…
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December 29, 2017

Top Posts of 2017

Here are the most-read posts on this site in 2017: 10. Praise Him, Sun and Moon (August 22)   9. Giving Tuesday (November 28)   8. Early Irma Reports from Cuba (September 10)   7. Inaugurating Heresy (January 20)   6. No Moore, But More Damage (December 14)  …
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December 22, 2017

Taxes, Christmas, & Caesar

President Donald Trump signed a new tax overhaul bill this week. He kept saying he wanted it passed before Christmas so he could give "the best Christmas present of all." That comment made me wonder if he knows what the first Christmas present was. …
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December 18, 2017

Christmas Time

The December 2017 issue of  Word&Way  features a package on "Christmas Time." The magazine also includes a number of other articles and columns. Here are the pieces I wrote for the issue: * My editorial, Shrugging at Christmas , on not missing God …
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December 14, 2017

No Moore, But More Damage

The evangelical Christian witness took a hit Tuesday night. Sure, Roy Moore lost the U.S. Senate race in Alabama, but white evangelicals still looked bad. Moore shouldn't be in the U.S. Senate. Even before the multiple credible accusations of sexual assau…
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December 11, 2017

Voices from Jerusalem & Beyond

On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel, making an important shift in U.S. policy that has previously left the status of that holy city up to the terms of a future peace agreement by Israeli and Palestinians leade…
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December 6, 2017

Bake a Cake Case

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in  Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission , a case that emerged after a baker was found in violation of state anti-discrimination laws for refusing to make a cake for a same-sex couple. D…
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December 1, 2017

Addressing Trump & Christmas in Washington Post

David Nakamura interviewed me for an excellent article in the Washington Post (and it's not just good because it quotes me - although that helps!). The piece, which also includes comments from Cal Thomas and Joshua DuBois, is 'Celebrating Merry Christ…
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