A Review – A Pentecostal Political Theology for American Renewal

Since the beginning of the 2016 presidential race Christians in America have anointed their candidate with a prophetic mantle. Christians on the right and left have espoused their peculiar blends of Christian faith and American politics, and of course since both are inspired of God, both must be right. But the division, which borders on ecclesiastical schizophrenia, has left the church with a confused voice. In the midst of the confusion, Steven M. Studebaker has offered A Pentecostal Political Theology for American Renewal: Spirit of the Kingdoms, Citizens of the Cities.

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Is the God of The Shack the God of the Bible?

If you’re cool with God as a white grandfather, then be cool with God as a black woman. God is neither. God is Spirit.

I have not read The Shack, nor seen the movie (yet). I just don’t get into Christian fiction. The last Christian fiction I read was Ben-Hur and that was in high school. Well, I do read ancient Christian fiction – the apocryphal writings of the first centuries of the Christian movement. But let’s talk about The Shack.

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Kings, Prophets, and President Trump

I will pray for the success of the Trump administration, even though I did not vote for Mr. Trump. I pray that God will grant him wisdom to govern justly and the discipline to bridle his tongue. Christians are encouraged to “honor the king,” and to “give to Caesar that which belongs to Caesar.” Therefore, disciples of Jesus Christ should seek to respect everyone in authority, whether Democrat or Republican.

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Reflections of an Ecumenical Pentecostal