Secret Confessions from the GOP Nominee: A Response

Yesterday, the twitter-sphere blew up with articles and videos of Mitt Romney’s secret confession about the #47percent. As he described, There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they [Read More…]

What Can We Learn from the Grapes of Wrath?

 So the past couple of weeks I have been leisurely reading about a family struggling with sever drought and the woes of an economic depression… No, I am not reading the current edition of Mother Jones.  I am referring to John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. I know for most people this title appeared on [Read More…]

The Obamney Religion Problem, Part I

I recently read an essay posted on, titled “Whatever happened to Romney’s ‘Evangelical Problem’?”. The first line of the article sums up perfectly the contention between Romney’s Mormonism and the conservative, Evangelical base of the Republican Party:  “For six years, reporters and commentators have told the American public that evangelicals don’t want to vote [Read More…]

Celebration of the Black Church

This post is a response to Professor Barbara Dianne Savage’s "The Myth of the Black Church." For those unfamiliar with this excerpt from Your Spirits Walk Beside Us: The Politics of Black Religion, Prof. Savage reflects on the lineage and diversity found in the "Black church". She characterizes the compilation of the many denominations and religious institutions [Read More…]