on trying to help the poor (especially when the government causes so much trouble in this realm)
Thanks for coming! I plan to post a lot of interesting articles and comment on a wide range of things-- from political to religious, from private to public, from formal writing on public policy to snippets on random observations.
I Timothy 2:1-3 is a helpful barometer of the Christian faith as it applies to the realm of politics.
I Timothy 2:1-2 implies that one cannot begin to righteously criticize the government unless one is praying for those leaders. Paraphrasing C.S. Lewis: whatever prayer does for others (and however it might move God), it certainly helps us. It may not change the hearts of others, but it changes our hearts-- and that alone makes it worth the effort and discipline.
Three areas where it is really difficult for me to practice restraint:
Released by IPR and forthcoming in their journal (if not in newspapers as well)...