Ten Defining Phrases of 2012

Generally, we only know how history will be remembered once it is in the rearview mirror. Something, or some things, jump out and remain indelible in the collective memories of the culture. And in a world defined by sound bytes, sometimes only a few words tell us a lot about that moment in time. In [Read More...]

The Presidential & VP Debates: A Bad Lip Reading Recap

Now that I see the clips this way, it finally all makes sense.   [Read more...]

Paul Ryan: “Obama is Declaring War on Religion.”

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While Mitt Romney criticizes President Barack Obama for failing to bring people of different perspectives together in a more functional relationship (and claiming he’s the man to do it right), Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan, is warning folks that if Obama is re-elected, “Judeo-Christian values” could be in jeopardy. In a phone call with the [Read More...]

Where Does Faith Fit in Today’s Politics?

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It’s always annoyed me when people assume that, because I’m a Christian, I must also be socially conservative on all requisite issues. And while I understand those who lean further right because of their Christian beliefs, I take issue with those who suggest that being both a follower of Christ and a social progressive are [Read More...]

Christian & Jordan Go Commando on the Homebrewed CultureCast

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This week, Christian and Jordan go commando, filling an hour with material from their own grey matter without the assistance of a guest to make them look good. They hit lots of current topics, including the Romney “47 Percent” video, the “Innocence of Muslims” trailer and the subsequent attack on the American embassy in Libya, fall TV sweeps, church [Read More...]

Is Democratic Optimism Grounded in Reality?

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I’m a fan of TIME Magazine. It offers concise, intelligent summaries and opinions on the news that help keep me up with current events. They had an interesting article in the last few weeks about the factors that seem to affect a political party’s election results in the upcoming cycle. From their findings, it’s the [Read More...]

Romney Video Points to Heart of GOP Disdain

Recently, the left-leaning news outlet, Mother Jones, reported a story about Mitt Romney that included several video clips taken of him (unknown to him) at a fundraiser. Most of the clips are fairly benign, with him hitting many of the fiscally conservative talking points. But in one clip in particular, he gets pretty personal and [Read More...]

Identity Theft: When Politicians Hijack Jesus’ Name

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Gotta say I’m a big fan of this church sign at my father-in-law’s church: It’s time to STOP: Using faith, Jesus and the Bible as a political platform; Cherry-picking from the Gospel based on what polls well; Claiming Jesus would be so myopic to identify with either of our major political parties; Calling yourself a [Read More...]


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