Disillusionment, Democracy, and the Fate of President Obama

(A version of this blog was posted last week on the Political Theology blog,  There is Power in the Blog, which covers a lot of the same territory as Faithful Democrats and if you like what you read here, I recommend you check that blog out as well. It is more aimed at academic types than [Read More…]

Notable Articles

Notable Articles by Our Featured Writers addressing the most pressing moral issues of our timeat the nexus of faith and politics     January 22, 2009 We know Christ transcends death, but can Christ transcend choice? by Elizabeth B. DeGear January 14, 2009 Why the Religious Are Republican and How the Democrats Can Win the Faithful by William Ellis Hill [Read More…]

White Evangelicals and the GOP

Going into the elections on Tuesday, both President Bush and Republican candidates should be concerned about their deteriorating base.  Since January 2005, Bush's approval rating has dropped 15 points among white evangelicals (72% to 57%).  During that same period, Bush saw a similar drop among adults (50% to 37%).  [Read more…]

Democrats Do Christian Radio

If you drive across the country listening to Christian radio, you’ll probably notice two things in common on most of the stations you tune into.  First, your announcers will all be named “Brandon and Becky” or something sweet like that and will be presenting uplifting radio that is safe “for the little ears.”  And second, [Read More…]

Don’t Think LIKE an Elephant

I was working on the Hill when George Lakoff’s book, Don’t Think of an Elephant, came out.  Within a week, I had five different people tell me I should read it, and it soon became a Democratic cult favorite.  For anyone not familiar with the book, it focuses on the importance of framing a debate [Read More…]

Those Liberal Evangelicals

A new Baylor study shows a majority of evangelicals hold "conservative" positions on certain issues like school prayer but liberal ones on social justice and the environment. [Read more…]

Why I’m Still Bullish on Porn

Conservatives aren't the only ones with successful wedge issues. [Read more…]

The Great Warming Call to Action

How often do you see leaders from the Christian Coalition, National Association of Evangelicals, the Civil Rights Movement, and Tony Campolo all agree about policy priorities in this country? [Read more…]

Somebody’s Off the Christmas List

How excited am I about David Kuo's tell-all book exposing the hypocrisy, manipulation, and possibly even corruption of the White House's faith-based initiative? This is worse than waiting for Christmas morning, worse than my impatience for the season premiere of "Veronica Mars" (and that's saying something). [Read more…]

Why Our Humility Makes Us Better

In case anyone doesn’t know, “separation of church and state” is not in the Constitution.  It shouldn’t be in our vocabulary as Democrats either.  There are two main reasons for this.  First, the political answer: many moderate-to-conservative Christians recoil at the term because it is often misused by secularists to attack any use of faith [Read More…]