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Jason Lief

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Power, Self Preservation, and the Cross

II Samuel 11: In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent Joab with his officers and all Israel with him; they ravaged the Ammonites, and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem.…
Northwestern College
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Political Iconoclasm

Like everyone else, I'm trying to negotiate the aftermath of a divisive election that has fractured my corner of the world. Almost every part of life has felt the effects: churches, schools, families, friendships—few things remain unscathed. Sure, the fault…
Northwestern College
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Why Reformed is What We Need Right Now

Why support the Reformed Journal? Because we need voices that advocate for a reformed, or reformational, perspective. There’s a form of Evangelicalism that is biblically and theologically robust and ecclesiologically necessary. Evangelicals point us back to the gospel; they tell…
Northwestern College
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Trying Not to Be Political

"I have to go upstairs and write a blog," I said to my wife. "Whoa, wait. What are you going to write about?" She asked, as if I've ever written anything controversial. "You're not writing about politics," she said as…
Northwestern College
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Run the Jewels: The Rocks Cry Out

I teach a course on popular culture as part of our youth ministry program. The course is really about cultural interpretation—How do we make sense of cultural patterns, and how do they form and shape our identity? Biblically speaking, I…
Northwestern College
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Abide

I put my political flag up today. No, not Trump or Biden, Jeff Lebowski. The Dude. Lebowski 2020: This Aggression Will Not Stand, Man. I bought the matching t-shirt too. Why, do you ask, would I waste my money on…
Northwestern College
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DACA is Pro Life

The last month has been a roller coaster for DACA recipients. First, the Supreme Court upheld DACA, preventing the Trump administration from bringing it to an end. Then, just this week, the Trump administration put forward an executive action that…
Northwestern College
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Patriotism

Lately, it seems everything from masks to hugs has become a political statement. With the fourth of July upon us, patriotism and remembering those who fought for our freedom have become the new tug of war. What strikes me about…
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