Isa 58 Vision

“If you would do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing of the finger and the malicious talk, and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the need of the oppressed, then your night will become like the noonday.” – Isa. 58:9-10 If a piece of Scripture were to [Read More...]

The Power of Our Story

    Over the past year, the Lord has led me down a path from campaign politics to the world of grassroots organizing.  Of the numerous lessons this journey has taught has been that everyone of us has a very powerful tool to effect change for God’s Kingdom in the public arena:  our own story.      [Read more...]

Sacred Is As Sacred Does

You can tell what a people hold sacred by examining the things they're willing to fight for.  While America's indigenous nations are willing to fight for their sacred lands and practices that date back 13,000 years by some estimates, Americans, 82 percent of whom claim to be Christian, are fighting for two other things: money [Read More...]

Sexual Semantics

Why did so many Black people vote Republican in the 2004 election? As it turned out, when it comes to sexual politics and the issue of "gay marriage," Black evangelicals were more conservative than Democrats bargained for. African-American protest votes across the U.S. helped build Repubican hegemony in the U.S. house, senate and executive office. [Read more...]

The Conscience of the King

As for me, when I think of what our government could have done for the Katrina-affected areas of this country, and the thousands of dead and wounded Americans in Iraq, my mind turns to Hamlet. "Foul deeds will rise, Though all the earth o'erwhelm them, to men's eyes." [Read more...]

Jesus was an Illegal Immigrant

The logic of the political credo of Jesus' day would have demanded that Joseph, as a law breaker, should have surrendered Jesus to Herod for execution as an infant.  [Read more...]

Why I’m Bullish on Porn

I’d better not leave that title hanging out there without an explanation for too long lest I get an angry call from grandma.   What I mean is that if I was going to recommend that a Dem pick one issue to highlight when speaking to religious audiences (especially moderate-to-conservative ones) that have an interest in [Read More...]

Shine On!

One of the unanticipated consequences of being an outspoken Christian in liberal politics is having people come out of the closet to me. It isn't a hidden or misunderstood sexual leaning that they confess, however, but a religious one.  [Read more...]

Only one way to be Christian?

We can be the party that makes it clear that Christianity and Christian faith cannot be made the exclusive property of particular ideological positions, no matter how often our opponents attempt to make that link. We can be the party where people can come as they are in their relationships with God, come as they [Read More...]

Unto the Father

  One of the challenges of the whole idea of evolution is that an understanding of the infinity implied, the eternity in human years equates, or should equate, to an understanding of our shared fate, and the role of individual agency, rather than a worship of the self, or a complete denial of individual agency, [Read More...]