Faith and Democratic Party Politics, an Interview I Gave…

I like telling the story of people of faith in the Democratic Party… their strength and resolve, through their faith in God, to be servants, caring for and fighting for the American people. [Read more...]

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 effective strategic job with their turnout effort, and voters clearly responded to our values and priorities. The fact that Democrats will enter next Congress with a net gain in the Senate (considering the number of seats Democrats were defending and [Read More...]

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 because voters knew Obama understood them and would put them first…they trusted him to figure out the best course forward for our country and do what was right for their families. Here’s why: [Read more...]

What Does Last Night Mean?

At a loss for how to talk about President Obama’s re-election?  Here are some talking points put together by Message Matters on the statement our country made last night.  When our FD writers shared about why they were voting for President Obama, these were many of the same reasons they gave.  Share your thoughts in [Read More...]

Would Jesus Vote?

I saw a headline here at Faithful Democrats the other day that asked, “Who Would Jesus Vote For?” The question gave me pause. What would it even look like for Jesus to vote? Imagine Jesus walking into a polling place wearing his usual off-white tunic. He waits in line awkwardly and scans the room, secretly [Read More...]

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 Republican President who doesn’t pull the abortion football away once he gets their vote. So let’s take a look at the strong and definitive positions Romney has taken on this issue that so many Americans are passionate about. [Read more...]

Does God Want Obama to Win?

If you’re Romney right now, you’ve got to be cursing your luck. You’re in a neck-and-neck race the week before the election…and then wham: another “Act of God” throws all your plans out the window. It’s almost enough to let you empathize with those “takers” (as your running mate would call them) who lost everything in this storm…almost. [Read more...]

Who Would Jesus Vote For?

As election day draws near, I have been asking myself, “Who would Jesus vote for?” I have many friends who are convinced that the Christian faith requires them to vote Republican. And while I respect their convictions, I cannot agree. I think that if Jesus were registered to vote in the 2012 United States Presidential [Read More...]

Voting Biblical Values

A day behind in the newspaper, yesterday I opened the Sunday New York Times to this full page ad from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association imploring the American people to vote “biblical principles” next week.  The full text portion of the ad reads: The legacy we leave behind for children, grandchildren, and this great nation [Read More...]

A Benedictine Blessing

I must admit, I didn’t pay much attention to Sunday’s service. I think the sermon went something like, “Be your true self as you were created in God’s image,” but I don’t remember details. I was tired and a little bit cold. And mostly my brain was honing in on the mountain of schoolwork that [Read More...]


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