The Christian Civics Blog

More Than Voters

Those of us who identify with Jesus can and must begin to address the heart-break and the fear of the previous week. We begin by renouncing our complicity in the stereotyping and polarization of our time.

Why We Hate to Love the Church

One of the central messages of this website is that the gospel does not conform to the political templates offered to us–even the political templates …

Frailty, Embodiment and the Politics of Immortality

My body recently gave up on me. Living and working in Washington, DC, means learning to survive in an environment where it seems that everyone …

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When the Glory Passes By

The Chinese media—including my family’s social network—was buzzing with news of China’s military parade in Beijing recently. The parade marked the 70th anniversary of the …

Congressional Staffers: Perception, Reality and a Desperate Request

A few weeks ago I was in an airport waiting for a flight, just watching the hustle and bustle of people moving from one gate …

Your Crooked Neighbor and Your Crooked Heart

“If you do not love someone else, you are proving or indicating that you don’t realize how much it costs to love you.” The Body …