Voting like a Serpent, Living like a Dove

A few thoughts about the election and the solemn duty we have as citizens of our country. Vote: Voting (as we know it) is not mandated or commanded in the Bible. However, we are called to 'render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and unto God, the things that are God's.' (Mark 12:17)  This is a remarkable admonition from [...]

By |2019-01-10T16:55:09-06:00November 7th, 2016|Categories: Leadership, Pastoral Ministry|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Your Vote

Ross Douthat depressed me thoroughly with his sobering comments in the New York Times. (Behind a paywall, sadly, but is he really blasting Trump and urging HRC?) In other arenas, solid Christian leaders are falling all over either side of the choice. Some pro-Trump...some, NEVER! Many of these leaders and writers are people read and admire for their faith, conviction, [...]

By |2019-01-10T16:55:11-06:00November 4th, 2016|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How Some Leaders Lead Through This Election

Posted at LeaderWorks In the United States, we are enduring one of the longest (it seems) and mean-spirited (it is sure) election seasons imaginable. Politics is on everyone’s mind.  I listened to a news story about a Dallas firm that had asked its employees to NOT discuss politics anymore around the ‘water cooler’. They were not trying to infringe on [...]

By |2019-01-10T16:55:13-06:00October 28th, 2016|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

How Church Leaders Lead in Election Year Tensions

In the United States, we are enduring one of the longest (it seems) and mean-spirited (it is sure) election seasons imaginable. Politics is on everyone's mind.  I listened to a news story about a Dallas firm that had asked its employees to NOT discuss politics anymore around the 'water cooler'. They were not trying to infringe on freedom of speech; [...]

By |2019-01-10T16:55:14-06:00October 27th, 2016|Categories: Leadership, Pastoral Ministry|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Sacramental Imagination for Politics

The most political thing I’ve done this week is baptize children. Seven children actually, including one infant. I love the image of burial and resurrection with Christ that we witness in our one hundred and fifty gallon stock tank we place at the entrance of the church. It’s one of my favorite celebrations to lead as a priest. It’s a funeral and [...]

By |2019-01-08T17:34:24-06:00March 9th, 2016|Categories: Anglicanism, Sacraments|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments
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