Welcome to Week Three of Patheos' Election Month feature. Patheos offers the world's most compelling writers confronting life's most important questions.
This week we ask: What are the key issues at stake in this election for people of your tradition?
Patheos wants to model a conversation that is elevated, informed and charitable. Please focus your comments on the critical issues before us and be constructive.
As a British observer, one big concern I have is for the unity of your great nation.
Joshua D. Hawley
Isn't immanentizing the eschaton precisely what Christians citizens should be doing?
I am a progressive Christian who worships in two communities, one a more traditional Catholic Church and the other a more liberal, gay-friendly, inclusive United Church of Christ. Here's what's important to me.
It threatens not just religious people, but secularists, as well.
I'd much prefer that Obama win, but I voted for the Green Party candidate because Democrats can't take civil liberties for granted.
This election is about more than the economy; it is about freedom of choice, religious diversity, and racial equality.
Our politicians should face up to the enormity of the violence they plan to inflict on others, not puff themselves up by telling us how strong they are.
Phil Fox Rose
More than any single issue, I would ask which candidate is more likely to further our disentangling abroad and healing at home.
The quest for justice is a mighty river and imperative on the wealthy and powerful, whether in government or private enterprise.
As a Christian, I believe Jesus was not kidding when He said "Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."
While I am prepared to argue for these issues in the language of the public square, each one is central to me because of my Christian foundation.
It takes work to find out where the truth lies. It also requires time.
I guess I missed the lesson where Jesus cautioned against enabling the widows to mismanage their money.
I stand in two traditions - Lutheranism and feminism - and answer this question from that multiplied perspective.
Brooklyn-based musician and writer Jacob Slichter, the drummer for Semisonic, responds...
A right-wing super-majority on the Supreme Court could marginalize not just Pagans, but anyone involved in a minority religion.
In this era of the one trick pony voter-the solidly ideological voter-I am awash in a sea of conflicting concerns, ideologies, and identities.
I wanted President Obama and Governor Romney to talk about people when they talked about foreign policy.
Two issues that make a choice at the presidential level very difficult.
Our own participation in American civic life has become so unchristian that what Christians should be concerned about is not Christian issues, but a Christian ethic for doing politics.
Neither President Obama nor candidate Obama has ever been particularly progressive, leftist, or radical.
I think the Church could do a better job (in most cases) of caring for the poor than government...if it actually answered Christ's call and did the work. The problem is we're not.