Tag Archives: election

New Directions for Aimless Politics

Many Christians feel lost at sea this (U.S.) election. For some, the traditional loyalties that have anchored us have been severed. We have been thrown off-course, with no obvious way forward. Perhaps our disorientation is prompting us to inquire freshly … Continue reading

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Can a Christian fall away from Christ?

A friend of mine has a buddy who seems to have fallen away from Christ. This sad event has raised the question for her: can someone fall away from Christ? I will quote my friend: My question is, if someone … Continue reading

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Should Christians be interested in tax policy?

Should Christians be interested in politics? Or tax policy? It is always interesting to see how the Christian scriptures are read through the eyes of other traditions. Jewish Scholar Leonard Fein writes: Our tradition knows no radical distinction between politics … Continue reading

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Is the election of Israel in the OT an exclusivist outrage?

The election of Israel is an embarrassment of the Old Testament for some. In Deuteronomy 10: 15-16, however, the election of Israel not exclusivist. Rather it is a vital step in the mission of God to the whole world. Although, … Continue reading

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