Does God care about who Christians vote for and does God endorse certain candidates? Is there a “mandate from heaven” directing certain individuals into certain offices?
If we can find God in our shared meals, perhaps there is space to find God in the preparation of those meals if we take the time.
To understand Advent, we must reflect on Lent. Lent is the vigil that culminates in Easter. We would do well to treat Advent as a period of grief that culminates in Christmas.
Jesus cautioned against anyone who would prevent small children from coming to him. There is hypocrisy in our churches if we laud legislation that decreases abortion, but decry legislation that limits access to guns.
As places that attract young families, churches need to be better aware of the prevalence of postpartum mood disorders, and learn how to support new mothers as they care for their children and themselves.