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January 21, 2014
Happy New Year — We’re Back!
After a bit of a hiatus, I am happy to announce that Faithful Democrats is...
June 06, 2013
Viral Video Nears One Million Views as Faith Community Urges Senators to Back Arms Treaty
When people come together around a common cause, it gets noticed. Last Friday, the American...
June 02, 2013
Kids Ask Senators Not to Join the Bad Guys Team – The Story of the Arms Trade Treaty
When the option is for U.S. Senators to keep company with pastors, military leaders, and...
April 29, 2013
What If It’s Not the Prisoner Who Needs Forgiveness? (VIDEO)
Co-authored by Bill Mefford, director of civil and human rights at the United Methodist Church's...
March 05, 2013
Core message: 750,000 jobs lost is not "a pittance." How powerful leaders treat ordinary people...
February 14, 2013
An Evening with David P. Gushee
Last week, Evangelical scholar and Christian ethicist David Gushee visited The University of Virginia to...
February 12, 2013
The World’s Eyes on NRA Lobbyists
While efforts to reduce gun violence in the U.S. move forward, the international community is...
January 28, 2013
What’s in Your Portfolio?
Late Saturday morning, I was sitting in my favorite Charlottesville coffee shop with my dad...
January 23, 2013
Climate Change, Here and Now
President Obama vowed action on climate change in his historic inaugural speech warning that "the...
January 16, 2013
Gun Violence: Prep Guide
Core Message: Congress chose to legalize the gun that killed the Newtown children. It’s time...
January 15, 2013
NRA Lobbyists vs. Gun Owners
Core Message: It has been just over one month since the Newtown elementary school massacre...
January 13, 2013
Failing at Devil’s Advocate for Louie Giglio
In the few short days since controversy erupted around Rev. Louie Giglio's invitation to pray...
January 10, 2013
The Murmur of Military Violence Drones On
Everyday, it seems, I read tweets and news snippets announcing that, “Obama launches drone attacks...
December 24, 2012
The World is About to Turn
Recently, I heard a story. A friend’s father ran into the superintendent of our local...
December 18, 2012
The Need For Action on Gun Violence
Periodically Faithful Democrats will post message memos put together by Message Matters. Below is today's...
December 15, 2012
Lament for the Massacred Innocents
Contrary to what James Carney said, now is precisely the time to begin a conversation...
December 08, 2012
Nearly a month ago I wrote, “We put our foot down against the hateful and...
November 12, 2012
Putting our Collective Foot Down
Whew, it’s over! We’ve had about a week to regroup… the partisan bickering on social...
November 09, 2012
Politicians Ignore The Working Poor At Their Peril
Democrats have been convinced they should not make any mention of the poor--instead focusing exclusively...
November 09, 2012
Faith and Democratic Party Politics, an Interview I Gave…
I like telling the story of people of faith in the Democratic Party... their strength...
November 08, 2012
Why Romney Lost & How Dems Keep Winning: Part 2
Democrats should feel encourage and validated by the election. President Obama’s campaign did a very...
November 07, 2012
Why Romney Lost, & How Dems Can Keep Winning: Part 1
Obama won because Republican values are just anathema to most Americans. But he also won...
November 07, 2012
What Does Last Night Mean?
At a loss for how to talk about President Obama's re-election? Here are some talking...
November 04, 2012
Would Jesus Vote?
I saw a headline here at Faithful Democrats the other day that asked, “Who Would...
November 03, 2012
Romney Takes Stand on Abortion (and another, and another, and…)
Like Charlie Brown and Lucy, many conservative Christians think that Romney will finally be the...
November 01, 2012
Does God Want Obama to Win?
If you’re Romney right now, you’ve got to be cursing your luck. You’re in a...
October 31, 2012
Who Would Jesus Vote For?
As election day draws near, I have been asking myself, “Who would Jesus vote for?”...
October 30, 2012
Voting Biblical Values
A day behind in the newspaper, yesterday I opened the Sunday New York Times to...
October 29, 2012
A Benedictine Blessing
I must admit, I didn’t pay much attention to Sunday’s service. I think the sermon...
October 25, 2012
My Foreign Policy Reality
I did not watch the third debate between President Obama and Governor Romney. I simply...
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