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Citizenship

My new year’s concern is ‘politi-fatigue,’ or political fatigue. It will lead to passive citizenship that either will check out of the process or will be vulnerable to efforts to manipulate responses in ideological directions. […] Read More

What do you do when elections don’t go your way? You can stomp around in a huff, complaining about fairness and how the campaign was fought. Or consider these suggestions to continue to have hope and constructively engage as citizens. […] Read More

Setting aside the partisan divide over the impeachment inquiry, we must examine a larger question: How is our constitutional framework handling the stress? Is our governmental system breaking down or holding up? Here are 4 lessons. […] Read More

A broad segment of US citizens cling to the false notion that the United States is a Christian nation. However, a careful reading of history clearly demonstrates that the idea of a Christian America cannot be supported. […] Read More

From improving economic opportunities for all to treating and preventing the spread of deadly diseases, government and nongovernmental organizations, including faith-based groups, often work together for the common good. […] Read More

We seem to be in a metaphorical exile. Forces inconsistent with values we claim as a foundation for our society appear to have taken control of our identity. Don’t give in to helplessness. Here’s what to do until the ‘empire’ falls. […] Read More

Two campaigns inserted themselves into the U.S. political cycle on Sunday, both seeking to shake up the political scene in the run up to the 2020 election by returning civility and constructive dialogue to U.S. politics. […] Read More

Our impeachment process could be seen as a kind of collective confession of a dereliction of duty as citizens to defend the Constitution. We must do more than assign wrongdoing; we must enter into collective confession and penance. […] Read More

The church is both a household and a body politic. When churches recover and live in alignment with the gospel’s political claims, they will attract the attention and even ire of the powers and principalities of this world. […] Read More

Since the time of the early church, Christians have debated the church’s role in society. Some choose separation; others seek power; still others shrink away. However, there’s a fourth and more authentic path to let your light shine. […] Read More