Posts by Timothy Zebell

Before You Vote

The policies and moral values on the ballot this Tuesday are the very things that mobilize God to either bless or judge nations. This Tuesday, we have the opportunity to participate in determining the course of our country. Perhaps our choices are not as ideal as we may prefer, but the contrast between the two visions for America could not be more stark. For those still struggling to know how best to vote in alignment with our faith, perhaps these articles and videos will be helpful as you…

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What Gethsemane Teaches Us about the Election

What Gethsemane Teaches Us about the Election

Faced with the greatest decision of all time, Jesus fell to His knees in the Garden of Gethsemane and asked that His disciples likewise pray. Unfortunately, Jesus’ disciples did not feel the weight of the moment. Instead, they drifted into slumber—twice. Today the fate of humanity may not rest in the balance, but the fate of our nation very well may. We are 13 days from…

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November 3rd—Trump vs. Biden, or Something Bigger?

November 3rd - Trump vs Biden or Something Bigger

For many the first presidential debate of 2020 highlighted a question with which they’ve long struggled: How could anyone support and vote for such a foul-mouthed, mean-spirited, bully who has seemingly single-handedly destroyed civil public discourse in America? … Like it or not, one of two people will be president come January 20, 2021. … Yet, as contentious as these two candidates have proven to be with each other, something bigger is at play…

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Our Hope Does Not Rest in the Balance of the Supreme Court

Our Hope Does Not Rest in the Balance of the Supreme Court

If we are not actively seeking to bring godly understanding and transformation to the hearts and minds of those around us, then it matters very little who is appointed to the Supreme Court. What difference does it make if the Court protects an environment that is conducive to sharing the gospel if God’s people refuse to share that gospel? Before we jump into a blood-battle over who should fill Justice Ginsburg’s vacancy…

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Justice Ginsburg Now Stands before the Ultimate Judge

Justice Ginsburg Now Stands before the Ultimate Judge

If 2020 has taught us anything, it ought to be how fragile life truly is and that, as James 3:13–15 cautions us, we should never take tomorrow for granted. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed from this life on Friday due to metastasized cancer. While the temptation is strong to immediately begin the political calculations…

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What Are Whiteness and Ethnocentrism?

What Is Whiteness and Ethnocentrism?

Our society is rife with examples of conflict between communities … Sometimes communities deliberately make others feel unwanted, but often these social cues are relayed subconsciously. … Recently this idea has become an important part of our national conversation on racial issues….

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Not Your Parents’ Racism

Not Your Parents' Racism

Historically, racism has been defined as “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.” This is no longer the definition undergirding our modern conversations about racial issues. Instead, modern academics have…

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The Illusion of Race

The Illusion of Race

Race is a relatively new idea. It emerged in the nineteenth century as the evidence for evolution began to accumulate. Prior to this time Europeans generally had believed that the book of Genesis furnished a historical account of man’s creation and the peopling of the world. Race was an exciting idea. Scientists thought it offered a key to human history, one that would explain why…

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What Is Intersectionality?

What Is Intersectionality?

The term “intersectionality” has become a cultural buzz word. Churches are embracing this concept, newscasters readily promote it, and political activists use it to empower their messages. Despite its popularity, there is perhaps no more inherently divisive ideology than that of intersectionality. As a facet of cultural Marxism—more popularly known as critical theory—intersectionality relies upon…

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Do the Emmy Awards Indicate We Are Drifting Into Oblivion?

Do the Emmy Awards Indicate We Are Drifting into Oblivion

On Tuesday, it was announced that FOX’s ‘Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show Starring Jennifer Lopez And Shakira’ picked up four Emmy Award nominations … Superbowl LIV now seems like a distant memory from another lifetime, but it is worth recalling that this halftime show was especially scandalous….

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