Thank you for not voting

Okay, so in a recent post, I admitted that while I do not hate Mitt Romney, I was not going to vote for him. And while I can certainly take the high road about personal attacks on candidates, as one who does not want him or the accompanying Republican platform elected, if you are a supporter and choosing not to [Read More…]

God and Politics – Grace Ji-Sun Kim

I will never forget the answer that George W. Bush gave in an early presidential primary season debate – December 13, 1999 – when he was asked, ‘who is your favorite political philosopher’. He looked into the camera and with a child-like demeanor, he said, “Jesus Christ, because he changed my life.” I didn’t know whether to laugh [Read More…]

Sorry, But I Don’t Hate Mitt Romney

This past weekend, I had the privilege of spending 36 hours in Ohio. Apparently they are getting a good deal of presidential election attention. In fact, I came “this” close to being at a joint Paul Ryan Rally and Pumpkin Chucking event. Good times in Ohio. I am sure the election season can’t be over soon enough for my Ohio [Read More…]

Christian Hypocrisy in Examining the Word of God and the Words of Politicians

First off, before the strident atheists out there start lifting this post up as a “See, even, so and so, says Christians are a bunch of hypocrites!” let me be the first to stipulate that all people of faith are, at some level, hypocrites. Because we understand that we are not perfect, there will always be inconsistency. [Read More…]

Bruce’s Friday Five v9.21

 BOOKS // If you are like me, you are reading more than one book at any given time. Some are for work, others for edification and still others, what I call “brain candy,” for the pure joy of reading.  Here are three books that are are being lugged around in my bag and/or on my [Read More…]

Thoughts on Bitter Gun Owners and the Entitled 47%

It is said that we preachers only have 3-5 things to say and we just keep finding new ways to say them. There is some truth to that I think and this state of being is not always bad. Themes of living love, extending forgiveness, seeking justice etc. are well worth coming back to again and again and [Read More…]

Obama, Romney and a Conservative Evangelical Counter-Cult Expert

I love politics. I grew up in Sacramento, CA running the halls of the State Capitol Building where my mother worked for various legislators for nearly 25 years. I still have aunts, uncles and friends who are heavily involved in politics and I have always believed that public service is honorable calling. The intricacies of the system, the importance of relationships, [Read More…]

Why Romney’s High School “Prank” Matters

[Photo by Austen Hufford] As some of you heard, last week the Washington Post reported a story about presidential hopeful, Mitt Romney, and his participation in an incident that many are calling “bullying.” Taking place in 1965 while a student at Cranbrook School, Romney, along with a group of friends, held down fellow classmate, John Lauber, and cut [Read More…]

We are Christianity: An Open Letter to Frustrated Christians in the United States

This letter originally appeared on www.reyes-chow. Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, My name is Bruce Reyes-Chow and I too am a Christian. I am also a Presbyterian minister, a husband, a father and a Democrat.  Identifiers claimed, I write to you today because I am frustrated with the singular version of Christianity that is dominating [Read More…]