By: Matthew T. McDonald 5/20/16 WARNING: Before you read any further let me preface this blog by saying I am not anti-Trump. I have many friends who are democrats and progressive who hate the man. They wouldn’t spit on him if he was on fire. They wouldn’t give him moldy bread if he was starving.… Continue reading The Preacher, The Candidate & The American Empire
She has seen the Lord Easter Sermon Kenduskeag Union Church John 20:1-18 As per tradition in the ancient world, the women who loved Jesus were there to take care of the body of Jesus by anointing it with perfumes and oils. Mary Magdalene arrives before the dawn, while with was still dark. Her world had… Continue reading She has seen the Lord | Easter Sermon
Were Donald Trump’s First Amendment rights denied in Chicago? 3/12/16 Coming off Friday night’s event where protesters shut down a Donald Trump event in Chicago, many people, including Trump himself, are saying that his First Amendment rights of Free Speech were denied. Taking to Twitter, Trump wrote on “The organized group of people, many of… Continue reading Were Trump’s First Amendment rights denied?
On Tuesday, just a few days before the Democratic Primary in the southern evangelical leaning State of South Carolina, Bernie Sanders was asked by the host of the CNN Town Hall about his faith and to describe his spirituality. This question could have been as a trap, as Bernie is clearly the least religious of… Continue reading What Can American Christians Learn From The Religion And Spirituality Of Bernie Sanders?
Have you ever wondered what the politics of Jesus really looks like? Well it does not look like the politics of Donald Trump. Nor does it look like the politics of Ted Cruz. It does not look like the politics of Hillary Clinton, and as much as it pains me to write it, the… Continue reading What does the politics of Jesus really look like?
Lent. Just even reading or saying the word “Lent” brings certain images or stereotypes to mind. A common idea or image associated with Lent is the practice of giving up something enjoyed for the sake of being pious; no smoking cigarettes, no sweets, and certainly no meat on Fridays. For many it is a very… Continue reading Traveling the Lenten journey with a little help from Spotify
Kenduskeag Union Church Week 2 Mark 8:27-37 “Who is Jesus and what does he ask of us?” The Hall of Fame golfer Lee Trevino has been struck by lightning three times while playing golf professionally. He was invited to tell his story on a late night talk show and the host asked him after hearing… Continue reading Who is Jesus