Unfriended

“While he was at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat with Jesus and his disciples. The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” ~ Matthew 9:10-11 This past fall, in the final ramp up to the election, I sawContinue reading “Unfriended”

Loving our enemies in an age of fear

Recently, I have heard a lot of people say “If that person becomes our president, I am seriously terrified about what might happen to our world.” Each time I’ve heard this, I have noticed I am quick to empathize with them, to nod in agreement, to let my own fears be voiced and magnify the concern inContinue reading “Loving our enemies in an age of fear”

The struggle of faith in democracy: voting

Guest blogger: Ben Anderson Living our faith means struggle.  I am reminded of this as I see this sign taped to door of an old Lutheran church: In that church’s dusty dark basement I lead phone banks where church volunteers make calls asking people of faith to vote “no” on the voter restriction amendment this NovemberContinue reading “The struggle of faith in democracy: voting”