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Christianity and National Politics Don’t Go Great Together

I often wonder why it is that partisan politics so often overtake the American evangelical church. Is it because being a Republican or a Democrat costs us a lot less than being a faithful disciple?

American politics is about “my rights”, while discipleship calls us to die to self and give up our rights. American Politics tells us to be rude to those on the other side, call them names, to avoid all nuance, and yes, even tell lies about them.

Faithful discipleship, on the other hand, calls us love our neighbors (and our enemies) as ourselves and to pray for them daily.

If evangelical Christians really were serious about living God’s Kingdom on earth as in heaven, we would probably stop watching blatantly biased (and often false) news like Fox News and CNN and start seeking more to be formed by scripture and prayer.

We might take more time to listen to our neighbors, to look fear in the eye and say, “My God says FEAR NOT so I will not fear those who are being “othered” in this world!”

May God help us to be people who bear the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Let our love be Love is patient and kind, not envious, not boastful or prideful. May our love never dishonor others. May our love never be self-seeking or easily angered. May our love be like our forgiveness, keeping no record of wrongs. May our Love not delight in evil but rejoice with the truth.

Let our love always protect, always trust, always hope, always persevere, for love never fails.

Prophecies will cease, tongues will be stilled, and knowledge will pass away, political parties and all nations will all pass away, but when when love is completed and perfected, it will never end.

Mister Rogers Remixed (B Side) – Sing Together – PBS Digital Studios – Plus “How To Make Your Own Remix

I found this great Fred Rogers remix on YouTube:


Welcome Mister Rogers Fans! Remixed by Symphony of Science’s John D. Boswell for PBSDS. Support your local PBS station: http://to.pbs.org/WvBbqZ.


1. Get the sounds on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/pbsds/sets/mis…

2. Upload your track to Soundcloud and add it to the Mister Rogers Remix Group: https://soundcloud.com/groups/mister-…

3. Share your track on twitter. Use the hashtag #singtogether and tell us using @PBSDS.

Many thanks to the folks at the Fred Rogers Company for their support.
More from John D. Boswell (melodysheep): http://www.youtube.com/melodysheep

Subscribe to PBS Digital Studios: http://www.youtube.com/pbsdigitalstudios
On Twitter: @pbsds education learning

Enter To Win A T-Shirt and CD of THUNDER in our Easter 2019 Contest Giveaway

Enter to win a t-shirt and CD of Thunder in our Easter 2019 contest giveaway

Enter To Win THUNDER T-Shirt and CD

THUNDER is the new album by Rick Lee James. The Winner will receive an official THUNDER T-Shirt and a copy of THUNDER on CD. Winner will be announced on Easter Sunday April 21st.