Conservative Evangelicals: Yesterday and Today

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Jesus as American Presidential Candidate

Jimmy Kimmel got a man dressed like Jesus to read actual quotes from candidates in this year’s presidential primary elections. I think it makes a useful point to those who think they are supporting candidates because they are followers of Jesus. [Read more…]

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Why Apostrophes and Capitalization Matter

This might be the best correction in the history of correcting stuff… UPDATE: The original article and the correction appeared in Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper. I too would like to believe that love trumps hate, while I do not love Trump's hate.   [Read more…]

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Give a Flying Flip

The quote is from something Sarah Palin said in response to criticism of Donald Trump not knowing the names of leaders of other countries. It seemed appropriate to point out the irony of her saying that people don’t care who the leader is, since the leader will change, when she cares very much who the leader is [Read More…]

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Honest Political Ad

This ad for Gil Fulbright for Senate is very funny and poignant. I’ve been having my students write about how to achieve utopian aims for the final papers in my First Year Seminar course. One student mentioned making politicians more honest, and I immediately thought that that was unrealistic. But the truth is, we could [Read More…]

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Where We Focus Our Efforts

The United States lags behind other countries in many respects, despite being wealthier, and in most instances also more populous. We have more money and hours than most other major world powers and developed nations to dedicate to the things we consider important. And so why are things like poverty, health care, and education not [Read More…]

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Nothing New Under The Sun

It is being reported that Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert is saying that same-sex marriage is something that has historically been introduced at the end of a civilization's history. He appeals in support of this claim to Solomon as the “most wise man” [sic] and his statement that “there is nothing new under the sun.” Solomon, [Read More…]

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Sequestration Lip-Synch Scandal

In the wake of the hullabaloo over Beyonce lip-synching at the presidential inauguration ceremony, the public has now been shocked to learn that the members of the United States Congress have also been lip-synching their debates which have been keeping the budget in deadlock. When House Speaker John Boehner met with the president determined not [Read More…]

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Did God Want Obama to Win the Election? Will This Be on the Exam?

A colleague shared this on Facebook, suggesting that it would make for a good exam question in theology to ask students to carefully examine the underlying theological views and assumptions at play. What do you think?     [Read more…]

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Stopping Looking at Cats and Go Vote!

Jerry Coyne's image above seemed worth sharing. It has a partisan slant to it, but the main message is one that transcends all allegiances except being cat-obsessed.   [Read more…]

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Thank God for Mitt Romney’s Candidacy

I think that all those who are concerned for the spiritual health and integrity of Christianity in the United States should give thanks for Mitt Romney's candidacy. Many of us have been saying for many years that conservative and fundamentalist Christianity in America had sold its soul for a mess of political pottage, and had [Read More…]

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