Politics and the Pulpit

So, here is Dallas’s own Robert Jeffress opining about politics and the pulpit. Although he does not name the name, Jeffress makes it clear that Christians either vote for the candidate he clearly supports or they are voting against the biblical values of family and traditional family roles. Now, there are a whole other set of Christian thinkers and writers who affirm a different candidate, whom we shall also not name, believing that their candidate has a far better understanding of the biblical values of justice, compassion and mercy. I’ve been careful when speaking from my position as pastor not … Continue reading Politics and the Pulpit

Been There, Done That: Cult Leaders, Female Pastors, Sinners and Saints

When I got to the office earlier this week, after several days away because of being really, really sick, I found a message on my voice mail. It was someone taking me to task for having taken Robert Jeffress to task for calling the Mormons a cult and for having taken the Roman Catholic church to task for permitting child molesters and those who protect child molesters to continue to hold sacramental authority over others. Yes, I did call Jeffress a cult leader. Why? Keep in mind that the word “cult” is not necessarily a pejorative word (although that is apparently how … Continue reading Been There, Done That: Cult Leaders, Female Pastors, Sinners and Saints