Unconscionable, Immature, and Oxymoronic

A good leader motivates, doesn’t mislead, doesn’t exploit. Good leaders abhor wrongdoing of all kinds; sound leadership has a moral foundation. Good leaders cultivate honest speech; they love advisors who tell them the truth. An intemperate leader wreaks havoc in lives; you’re smart to stay clear of someone like that. Good-tempered leaders invigorate lives; they’re …

A Train Wreck!

Dear brothers and sisters, I appeal to you to jump off the Train of Trump before its inevitable crash! Whatever it was that motivated you to board it to begin with––the visual of another Clinton in the White House, a swamp draining, or a funny ret hat––it’s time to deboard. It’s time to quit running …

Presidential Power Plays

Kings, Prophets, and Presidents: A Warning about Power Abuse (Part 2 of 4) “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln Power abuse is nothing new to humanity. Man’s inhumanity to man is as old as humanity itself, especially with respect to the …

Bonhoeffer on Trump: A Postmortem Interview (Part 3 of 4)

Barney: Welcome back to the show, Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Author, pastor, activist, and martyr. Bonhoeffer: Thank you. Glad to be here. Barney: We left our discussion last week comparing your historical context with our hysterical one––hysterical, not in the sense of humorous, but as in bizarre, even manic. Everyday we 21st Century Americans wake up to …

Bonhoeffer on Trump: A Postmortem Interview (Part 2 of 4)

Barney: Welcome back everyone to our postmortem conversation with evangelical icon, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. And welcome to you, Mr. Bonhoeffer. We very much appreciate you, your legacy, and your devotion to the truth and your sacrifice for the Church of Jesus Christ. Bonhoeffer: It’s entirely my pleasure. Barney: Last time we were discussing the four categories …