The Ethics of Voting: A Christian Perspective
Sep28

The Ethics of Voting: A Christian Perspective

By Matthew Steven Bracey American citizenship is not a chance designation. It’s the intentional calling of a sovereign God to those who have it. When and where we find ourselves living life is no surprise to God. Part of the Christian’s task in discipleship, then, is discerning how best to fulfill this responsibility. While everyone can’t do everything, all Christians (of age) can do something: they can vote. The Christian vote can...

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Dealing With a President You Don’t Like
Jan10

Dealing With a President You Don’t Like

No matter what your political leanings, some leaders are easier to like than others. There is a sense of confidence and peace when we know someone is in office that sees things the way we do. If you follow politics, your experience may mirror my own: excitement and optimism when an election goes my way; depression, worry, and despair when someone is elected with whom I passionately disagree. As Christians, is there a specific way in...

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Was Jesus a Democrat or Republican?
Jan07

Was Jesus a Democrat or Republican?

Is that a loaded question, or what!? The obvious answer is neither, right? Jesus walked the earth in a time before Republicans, Democrats, and even democracy. However, one of the biggest gripes non-Christians have against the American church is that it lines itself up too closely with one political party. There are many individuals who are resistant to get involved in church because they equate the church with a political party and...

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What Does Jesus Think About Free Healthcare?
Jan07

What Does Jesus Think About Free Healthcare?

Health care has been a topic of heated debate in the past several months. It’s been discussed from every possible angle, except one . . . What would Jesus do? For those of you who are wondering, “Did he just throw that line?” Yes. I did. But forget about the bracelet and let’s connect the dots here. To the surprise of many, we can learn a lot about this debate from what Jesus did. And for the Christian, life is...

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Should Christians Practice Socialism?
Dec10

Should Christians Practice Socialism?

The first change of hue appeared in the sky–a deep purple color–as I sat in my cubicle, reading my Bible before I started my workday. I loosened my tie a bit as I came across an unsettling passage. I read and re-read the verse that sounded like a Communist manifesto: “They were selling their possessions and distributing the proceeds as people had need” (Acts 2:45). I fidgeted more in my office chair as I...

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Will My Faith Fit In the Voting Booth?
Oct10

Will My Faith Fit In the Voting Booth?

It seems as though it never ends. Even though most major elections in the United States only occur every two years, it feels like the campaign ads, attacks, and arguing never cease. Because the system is relentless, many Americans lose the thrill and excitement that our forefathers desired and died to obtain: the freedom to vote. Many young adult Christians are equally disillusioned by the process as well. Politicians pander to the...

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