By Alexei Laushkin It has been a complex season to view the events unfolding in Iraq and Iran. An event the President instigated and then backed away from led the American people to the brink of another war. Although the leadership of the President might reflect the majority view of the American people which is … More What Conflict with Iran Might Teach Us About Being Instruments of God’s Peace
“Not by bread alone we live, Thy good word our life shall be; Not for all the earth can give Shall we worship ought but thee; Nor the word of promise bend E’er to tempt our God in heaven; Never for unholy end Was the gracious promise given” (Faint and Weary Jesus Stood by Walter … More How Evangelicals Handle Wealth, Fame, and Mission
I love Thanksgiving. I love the time off and the time with family, but over the years I’ve noticed that Thanksgiving has not been too connected to much if any Christian meaning. Although there is a rich theology of giving thanks to draw from, the holiday itself seems a bit a drift. For many churches … More Has Thanksgiving Lost Its Christian Meaning?
“Acclaiming Jesus, as Lord plants a flag that supersedes the flags of the nations, however ‘free’ or ‘democratic’ they may be. It challenges both the tyrants who think they are, in effect, divine and the ‘secular democracies’; that have effectively become if not divine, at least ecclesial, that is, communities that are trying to do … More The State Wants to Be Like the Church
This Friday please set aside some time to pray and fast for peace in Egypt, Syria, and Iraq. Check out this great initiative calling Christians to pray this Friday. Here is the prayer point for Egypt. Please pray for peace among all people in Egypt. Pray for mercy and compassion to break through. We pray … More Praying for Peace in Egypt
This is a post that’s been on my mind for some time. The term social justice is loaded with meaning, but I think for many evangelicals we miss out on the term justice because we are looking at social justice from a lens that doesn’t help us think biblically. For many, and I’m aware this … More Why we confuse justice
Michael Gerson took to the Washington Post this morning to write on the recent resignation of General Petraeus from the CIA, while Gerson acknowledged the failing of marital infidelity he explored why his legacy should still be viewed as mostly positive. Richard Cohen also an op-ed writer for the Washington Post was more brazen in … More Character in Public Life
This is one of the recent gems out there. Priest (2009) done with the support of the Russian Orthodox Church tells the story of Father Alexander Makovetsky who lives in present day Belarus during the start of the war. While I am not sure if it’s entirely historically accurate it does give you a view … More Film Highlights Role of Russian Orthodox Church in WWII