For the Record

I am not: a Republican a Democrat a Conservative a Liberal a Moderate.

I am not any of these things because I am a Christian, and following Jesus Christ prevents me from buying wholesale any of the world's systems as if any of them encompassed the faith once for all delivered to the saints.

I am a conscientious objector of the "culture war." Frankly I am not interested in such a battle as I am currently fighting a spiritual war that God has enlisted all of his followers in.

I do not believe the church can or should "take back America," because this country never belonged to us. We are aliens and strangers here in this world while we await its redemption, and seeking to take possession of a country is more Constantinian than Christian.

I am not a teetotaler, nor a drunkard, because one neglects the gift of God while the other abuses it.

I am not a "professional," because God has called me to be a pastor, and as John Piper said, "the world sets the agenda of the professional man; God sets the agenda of the spirital man."

I am not against labels because they often help to clarify where we stand, what we believe, and how we live. I'll follow this up with some labels I use.

[For the Record 2.0 can be found here]