Category Archives: Politics

  1. A letter to my disappointed liberal friends on how to move forward

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    November 9, 2016 by Alex Johannigman

    What happened? How could so many people vote for Trump? If you want to fight hatred, the first step is to stop embracing it so much.

  2. Christians need to remember how little this election matters

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    November 8, 2016 by Alex Johannigman

    Jesus’ message was one focused on hope. He repeatedly talked about how we are made for something beyond this world. That his kingdom was different from that of Rome. And his followers took him seriously. Many of them, martyrs from the 1st century through the 21st, cast aside their fear even in the most horrifying of situations and have died recognizing the truth that no matter how bad life gets here on earth, they will be with their Lord in the next. This realization helped them keep all of the events of this world in their proper perspective, just as we should today.

    Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will win today’s election. More people will be upset about it than are happy about it. Let’s get back to loving them all, looking towards heaven with a grin on our faces, and recognizing that no matter who is our president, Christ is still our King.

  3. How can we make these shootings stop?

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    June 13, 2016 by Alex Johannigman

    When mass shootings happen, we are quick to use them to further our own political values. But what can we do to really help people in need after tragedies like this weekend’s in Orlando?

  4. God’s Command to Welcome the Stranger Still Applies

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    November 18, 2015 by Alex Johannigman

    The refugee crisis in the Middle East presents a difficult predicament, how do we care for those fleeing persecution while keeping ourselves safe? Jesus’ answer is pretty straightforward.

  5. Reexamining Pope Francis’ “Who am I to judge?”

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    September 22, 2015 by Alex Johannigman

    We’ve all heard that quote thrown around and if you’re like me you’re probably getting sick of the quote being used to downplay the gravity of sin, particularly sexual sins. But I wonder if there’s more to that famous quote than many of us have noticed.

    We tend to focus on the word judge. It often gets associated with Jesus’ quote “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.” But what if the word that Pope Francis had on his mind when he uttered that now famous phrase wasn’t judge, but I?

  6. So Your Country Just Redefined Marriage… Now What?

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    June 26, 2015 by Alex Johannigman

    The Supreme Court’s decision has changed some things, but it hasn’t changed our responsibility to love people with same-sex attraction or their children, and it has given us an even greater opportunity to shape cultural perceptions of marriage by living a better alternative.

  7. What America Actually Revealed About Itself After the RFRA in Indiana

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    April 3, 2015 by Alex Johannigman

    Fear has caused us to react in the worst possible ways to the news in Indiana this week. But is growing fear between the two increasingly divided worldviews seen in America only going to get worse, or is there a way that we can heal the open wounds?

  8. Indiana: Land of the Bigot? Try Again…

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    March 30, 2015 by Alex Johannigman

    A country that was founded on the free practice of religion should legally protect the rights of its citizens to practice their religions in all arenas where faith may come into play. But when practicing our religion in the public sphere and faced with difficult decisions we have to always ask ourselves, by taking this action, am I loving God and loving my neighbor?

  9. 7 Trends Destroying Families Faster Than a Same-Sex “Marriage” License in Texas

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    February 20, 2015 by Alex Johannigman

    Beneath all of the talk about “marriage equality” and “preserving the sanctity of marriage” there are much more harmful trends that are destroying the health and stability of marriages and families than the legal status of same-sex unions. The scariest part is that most of us are contributing to the problem.

  10. Can the Supreme Court Get it Wrong? MLK Jr Thought So.

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    January 19, 2015 by Alex Johannigman

    “I have a dream” that one day we will look back at Roe v Wade and the decades that followed it the same way that we look back at Dred Scott v Sandford, as an ugly blemish in our nation’s history that we overcame when we as a people recognized that all people are created equally with equal rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness regardless of age, race, physical or mental handicaps, wealth, or educational background.

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