Middle-class evangelicals, by contrast, many of whose incomes have suffered under the ascendancy of free-market policy, support Republicans. They like the party that backs the American trinity: free men, free markets and the freedom for every citizen to have a personal relationship with Jesus.
Day: September 10, 2012
To strengthen our witness to the image of God in each of us and our sharing of God’s love, the Episcopal Evangelism Network is convening a missional development conference.
Christians with a predilection for online snark occasionally encounter pushback from those who don’t think it’s appropriate. The best snark comes right up to the line without crossing over it and that can push people’s buttons who expect more positive output from their clergy and lay leaders.
We need to start claiming our own authority to solve problems for our own ministry contexts. Claiming our own local authority balanced with our recognition of our mutual interdependence will help us forge a new path that others will want to join.
The church shies away from frank discussions about sex while claiming to be Bible-based and scripture centered. You cannot be those things and not talk about God’s good gift of sex and how it is to be used to God’s glory.
Visitors like Elihu can make a sufferer feel doubly cursed — not only for the suffering of their illness, but also for the implied responsibility that it was their fault that they didn’t get well.