The Politics of Love

For a long period in the history of the United States, Christians understood that progressive political action for structural social change was a necessary means toward the end of living out the gospel.  They understood that charity would never solve the nation’s social ills.  Their religious faith translated into a faith in democracy as the [Read More...]

Voting: A Ritual

(see this and more at Patheos.com’s “Public Square”: http://www.patheos.com/Public-Square) “Voting is irrational.” This jarring statement comes from Paul Woodruff, professor of philosophy at the University of Texas in Austin, in his wise book, REVERENCE: Renewing a Forgotten Virtue (2002). It’s disturbing, but it might get at the heart of the problem of low voter participation. [Read More...]

Invite a Corporation to Church

The Supreme Court has declared corporations to be people, according to its Citizens United decision. And, likewise, in its Hobby Lobby decision, it decided that a company can be exempted from obeying laws that contradict his/her personal religious beliefs. This opens up an exciting opportunity for Christian evangelism! If we are serious about spreading the [Read More...]


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