Taking the Hate Out

September 19, 2016 ...

But we must resist the temptation to withdraw in disgust and revulsion for two reasons. First, elections and the resulting political decisions have an impact — for better or worse — on the lives of billions of people. Second, our most basic Christian confession is that Jesus Christ is Lord even of “the kings of …

Civility in Politics

May 15, 2016 ...

https://media.blubrry.com/todaysconversation/p/content.blubrry.com/todaysconversation/TodaysConversation-e9-051516-Mouw.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:22 — 29.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | RSS In this podcast, you’ll hear from a distinguished evangelical statesman, who has spent much of his life and career addressing civility, on: How to bring “conviction” and “civility” together; The differences between the tenor of today’s public …

Tolerant Christians

September 22, 2015 ...

In today’s America tolerance is reckoned by many to be a high virtue; perhaps the highest virtue. And, some would label Christians as modern examples of intolerance. Although it seems that our critics’ claims of tolerance often don’t extend to those who take the Bible seriously and commit to following Jesus Christ. They forget that …

Is Tolerance the Enemy of Religious Freedom?

September 22, 2015 ...

All of that seems like ancient history these days. For a while, activist evangelicals even referred to themselves as comprising “the Moral Majority,” with a very different chorus to sing: “Shine, Jesus, shine / Fill this land with the Father’s glory.” The irony right now, however, is that we may soon start singing “This world …

Civility Starts in Church

February 1, 2012 ...

“Our leaders mostly pointed the finger back on themselves, evangelical pastors and churches. Fixing the problem of incivility starts with us, not with ‘them out there,’” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. Leaders offered specific tactics for increasing civility: Hold retreats, seminars or extended studies on how civility relates to Christian responsibility. Get to know fellow …

Sticks and Stones…

March 20, 2011 ...

We all remember the schoolyard bully who called us ugly names. We all have name-calling stories from school, work, home and even church. Usually name calling, half-truths, guilt-by-association and other manipulations come from those whose arguments are too weak to stand without personal attacks. But, that doesn’t mean that we are not wounded by the …