America and the Hope of the World

What does America have to do with the hope of the world?

Not much.

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I Didn’t Write a Blog, but I did Preach a Sermon

This past week I spent time crafting and delivering a sermon at the church I am working with this summer. As you can imagine, it takes quite a bit of time and energy. This means I didn’t have the time to write a new post, but I figured I would put the audio here on the blog to hold you over until I get the chance to put out my next post. Until then, I hope you have a blessed week!

 

Click here to listen to the sermon.

St. Francis’ Prayer

While working on my next post I revisited a prayer by Francis of Assisi. I honestly have not read a lot of prayers by historical church figures, however, this prayer is something very precious to me and it absolutely resonates with my soul. It is my prayer today, and I am hoping that it can be yours as well. May we all be an instrument of his peace. Continue reading St. Francis’ Prayer

The Good ISIS Member

If you are at all familiar with what I’ve written on this blog, or if you are familiar with my take on the Christian life, then you will know that I think it is a pretty big deal that we (Christians) should be peacemakers. We should be a people who are committed to bringing God’s kingdom to earth as it is in heaven, and that kingdom is a kingdom of peace. Now I think (that Jesus thinks) a big part of this is loving all people, and that “all people” even includes our enemies. When I talk about this I will often get two objections: Continue reading The Good ISIS Member

The King That Refused to be King

It’s an election year here in America and this means that there are political adds, political debates, political opinions, and political everything. I’m originally from Iowa and that is where the first caucus takes place, so I would get more than enough politics in a year. Continue reading The King That Refused to be King