The Progressive Gap

For three decades the Religious Right wing of the Republican Party has managed to take over and control the narrative regarding Christian values, family values, and moral arguments in general, in our politics and in many cases, our churches. The stereotype automatically attributed to Christians, especially Evangelicals, that you must be a Republican has been [Read More…]

Hillary Clinton is Restoring Faith and Values in American Politics

In 2008, Barack Obama built his campaign from one word: hope.  He used hope to inspire a new generation of millennial voters – voters like myself – to believe that change and progress are really possible, not elusive and empty promises. Fast forward eight years later, and Hillary Clinton has brought faith and values to [Read More…]

She Won … “Bigly”

Last night we saw two very contrasting views on America, the Presidency, what a leader should be, how a leader should treat people, moral judgment and yes, values. Not only did Hillary Clinton call out Trump on his faulty policies such as “Trumped Up Trickle Down” economics and raised doubts about his foreign policy ideas [Read More…]

The Christian Values Absent From The RNC Were Present This Week at Democratic National Convention

Viewing the Democratic National Convention this week has clarified for me, and deepened quite a bit, my party affiliation. Compared to the empty and contradictory sentiments of the Republican National Convention, the Democratic message feels rich, comprehensible, and values driven: something I could dive into, and find answers in. Many have commented on the simplicity [Read More…]

A Word for Christians Who Want to Make America Great Again

Over the past week at the Republican National Convention we have heard the word “great” more times than I could count. We heard pastors, religious leaders and Christians repeat the Trump slogan, “We will make America great again,” and wildly applaud as he gave his acceptance speech, all themed around how bad things are now [Read More…]

Witnessing The Humble Faith of Hillary Clinton

Today, Donald Trump met with a group of evangelicals in New York City to  answer their questions and discuss how his campaign allegedly champions the values of people of faith. At the end of the meeting, Trump remarked that “we don’t know anything about Hillary in terms of religion.” That statement couldn’t be any further from [Read More…]

Hillary Has What It Takes To Maintain U.S. Hegemony

Since the outbreak of World War I, throughout the 20th century and into the new millennium, the United States has been highly ranked on the global stage economically, socially, and developmentally. The U.S. is a world superpower and global hegemon, attaining capabilities in central intelligence, military, and international relationships unmatched by any other country in [Read More…]

Faith in Politics? Not Whether, But How

Editors’ Note: This article is part of the Patheos Public Square on Faith and the Election. Read other perspectives here. As a Democrat, the conversation around faith and politics generally begins with a question of whether it is appropriate to combine faith in politics (with many in the room feeling the answer to that question should be [Read More…]

Hillary Slams Donald’s Reckless Foreign Policy Ahead of California Primary

On June 2nd, Secretary Clinton gave a powerful speech in San Diego that didn’t just highlight her experience and her capabilities, but denounced those of her Republican rival, Donald Trump. What the speech subsequently conveyed was the notion that Hillary is better suited for the role of Commander-in-Chief. Mr. Trump, as Hillary pointed out, is [Read More…]

Love Trumps Hate: Hillary’s Movement of the Heart

Our nation has found itself plunged into a period of immense political cynicism. Anger over the past and fear for the future are fueling much of the debate over which path forward should prevail for the people of the United States. But anger and fear, especially when mixed, are a recipe for disastrous decision-making. And [Read More…]