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…]

Two American Dreams and One Economic Reality

Everyone in the country has heard the line from President Obama’s speech in Roanoke, VA, on July 13: “You didn’t build that.”  Almost before it was out of his mouth, Fox News and Rush Limbaugh were expressing mock outrage at the President’s disrespect for small business owners who, obviously, created their businesses without any help from [Read More…]

Anger in Compassion

"How should a Christian deal with righteous anger?" E.A., Chicago [Read more…]

Love and Judgment of Homosexuals

"How should a Christian reconcile the Bible's statements to be loving of others, especially those on the margins of society, with the passages that oppose homosexual behavior?"  E.B., Washington, D.C. [Read more…]

Picking the Right Faith

With so many different theological beliefs within Christianity, how can we be confident that we're living a faithful life?  Should we just pick one and hope we're picking right? D.M., Chicago    [Read more…]

How Do Different Faiths View War?

In light of the many violent conflicts around the world involving people of different faith traditions — Christians, Muslims, Jews, and others — what's the difference between Christianity and other religions when it comes to making decisions about war? T.D. New Haven, CT  [Read more…]

A Christian Response to Torture

"With the Bush administration seeking to redefine the Geneva Conventions so some forms of torture are legally permitted, what is a Christian view of the issue?"  T.R., New York City [Read more…]

Being Good Stewards

"God told us in Genesis to "fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion" over the earth.  Does this mean to use the earth without regard to the long term effects or is this a Biblical command to be a good steward of the earth?"  A.K., Chicago  [Read more…]

Abortion and the Bible

"How do people of faith choose to be pro-abortion?"  E.W., Kenosha   [Read more…]

Rich Men, Camels, and Needles

"The Bible says it's easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.  Does that mean rich people can't go to heaven?"   L.I. , Boston [Read more…]