politics

The Danger of Doing Something Rather Than the Right Thing

The Danger of Doing Something Rather Than the Right Thing

Tragedies have a way of inspiring us to action. Whether it’s a natural disaster, freak accident, or an act of terrorism, we routinely see people get united and energized around perceived solutions in a way that cuts through the reservations that often hinder change. Unfortunately, that impulse to do something often means people act without thinking about the long-term consequences of their decisions.

Pro-Life Democrat Slams Party As 'Extreme' on Abortion: 'There Are Many Pro-Life Democrats'

Pro-Life Democrat Slams Party As 'Extreme' on Abortion: 'There Are Many Pro-Life Democrats'

A Democratic state representative from Connecticut is criticizing her own party's platform on abortion as "extreme," saying pro-life Democrats like her are being shunned. Connecticut state Rep. Trenee McGee, a Democrat who represents New Haven and West Haven and was elected last year, said on the latest episode of The Church Politics Podcast that "there are many pro-life Democrats" nationwide that have been "pushed out" by the party.

What God May Have Intended with the Question of Alien Life

What God May Have Intended with the Question of Alien Life

If your faith in God feels threatened or shaken by the prospect of life existing outside of our planet, then you should first consider wrestling with why that’s the case. Nothing in the Bible expressly denies the existence of extraterrestrial life. Neither does anything in the Bible require us to believe it’s out there. Why? Because the Bible is far more concerned with your life and my life here on Earth—and, more specifically, how to live that life in relationship with God—than it is that speculative question. Satan would love it if we became divided over or obsessed with an issue that, most likely, just doesn’t matter instead of focusing on the things that do.

Why the Senate's Latest Failure Should Not Leave Us Rejoicing

Why the Senate's Latest Failure Should Not Leave Us Rejoicing

Yesterday, the Senate voted on the Women’s Health Protection Act, which—had it passed—would have gone beyond simply codifying Roe v. Wade to also roll back a number of abortion restrictions that have been passed at the state level in recent years. It predictably failed to garner the requisite 60 votes. But now is not the time for taking a victory lap and acting as though God cares about the unborn more than he does those lamenting the Supreme Court’s impending decision. After all, how we react now will define the way many in that latter camp see our faith going forward.