As the 2016 Election Cycle Begins, an Anti-Sneering Pledge

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As the 2016 election season launches in earnest, I’m still quivering a bit from the vitriol and animus of the 2012 Obama-Romney run. I’m still remembering that video of the little four-year-old sobbing because she was so very tired of Womney and Bronco Bamma. I’m dreading the television ads, the robocalls, and the endless mailings [Read More...]

Politics, Christians, and the 3rd Commandment

At the outset of the 2011 election campaigns, here’s another plea that Christians become aware of the ways we are divided by the waves of moral manipulation in the mouths of candidates of both parties. Will we find the paths of righteousness in campaign speeches? Methinks not. Nor does my fellow Episcopalian and Patheos columnist, [Read More...]