All posts by Dr. Alan Snyder


Cheap Grace, Cheap Politics

Cheap Grace, Cheap Politics

One of the worst theological mistakes is something called “cheap grace,” and this year we have seen the cheap grace theology rear its ugly head in the promotion of “cheap politics.”

Defining Social Justice

Defining Social Justice

Good words and phrases sometimes get hijacked. I think “social justice” is one of those. Justice is synonymous with righteousness; the concept comes straight from the heart of God.

Debating My Conservatism: My Bona Fides

Debating My Conservatism: My Bona Fides

However, I, like Paul, practically feel constrained to prove my bona fides now that I am opposed to Donald Trump’s candidacy. To some critics of my position, I appear as a pseudo-conservative, perhaps even a closet supporter of Hillary Clinton.

The Cruz Reversal

The Cruz Reversal

So now Ted Cruz has said he will vote for Donald Trump. He didn’t go so far as to say, when asked pointedly, that Trump is fit to be president.

An Evangelical Scarlet Letter?

An Evangelical Scarlet Letter?

I’m afraid that Christians who tie themselves too closely to Trump will, figuratively, have to walk around later with a scarlet letter emblazoned on their Christian witness.

Trump’s Non-Apology

Trump’s Non-Apology

If I see genuine repentance in Donald Trump, I will take back everything I have written in this post today. But until then, I stand by this analysis.

A Line Is Being Drawn — Who Will You Serve?

A Line Is Being Drawn — Who Will You Serve?

Moses, upon coming down from Mt. Sinai with the Ten Commandments, saw the Israelites worshiping a false god and giving themselves over to sexual sins. He drew a line that day; those who came to his side were spared, but the others were destroyed.

Stranger Things Have Happened

Stranger Things Have Happened

Any conservative candidate would have to be accepted by strong conservatives and moderates alike to garner enough support, but stranger things have happened—like Donald Trump getting the Republican nomination in the first place.