Franklin Graham by Peter Olsen are more similar to each other than either would ever admit. They both want the same thing – the power to control.
Posted in : Theology and Political Philosophy, Uncategorized on by : Michael Maharrey Tags: government, Jesus, Mathetes. Diognetus, politics
Should Christians align and entangle themselves with the state in hopes of harnessing its power and authority to impose the Kingdom of God on earth?
Posted in : Theology and Political Philosophy on by : Michael Maharrey Tags: Catholc Church, libertarian, Pope Francis, statism
Francis does not understand the core of libertarian thought. The libertarian philosophy does not preclude community, or even striving for “common good” – whatever that might be. Libertarians simply reject that idea that people armed with clubs and guns shouting orders at everybody else will create a peaceful, prosperous society.
Posted in : Foreign Policy on by : Michael Maharrey
I’m certain Jesus likewise rebukes American Christians who call for fire to rain down on North Koreans, Syrians, Iranians, Iraqis, Pakistanis, Yemenis, Russians, and all of the other “others” the U.S. bombs, drones and missiles in the name of “freedom.”
Posted in : Theology and Political Philosophy on by : Michael Maharrey Tags: church bombing, Coptic Christian, Egypt, ISIS
On Palm Sunday, a bomb ripped through St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Tanta, Egypt, killing at least 49 people and injuring 78. A second suicide…
Posted in : Current Events on by : Michael Maharrey Tags: polticis, Russia, Samaritan woman, terror attacks
The reaction to the Russian terror attack demonstrates the dehumanizing effect of politics. In the political pecking order, Russians don’t quite merit flag filters or hashtags.
Posted in : Government and Society on by : Michael Maharrey Tags: budget, Donald Trump, Meals on Wheels, politics
The moment you depended on Uncle Sam to feed grandma, you set yourself up for a Donald Trump to come along and snatch the spoon out of her mouth.