Whatever You’ve Done for the Least of These

This week the nation has had the opportunity to see a side of Governor Romney we don’t see very often.  He offered a clear, concise, unadulterated position- and that position happened to be a shot at the 47% of people who he claims will vote for President Obama regardless of what he says or does [Read More...]

Romney Doesn’t Care About Half of America—The GOP Half!

The group he is dismissing is mostly Republican! The top 10 states with the highest percentage of the population not paying income taxes are the reddest states in the country…Furthermore, the people he’s dismissing are not statistics or problems or worthless. They are God’s children, our neighbors. They matter and have worth…Romney’s similarity to the Wizard of Oz’s Tin Man is more than just in affect and movement. He has no heart. [Read more...]

Secret Confessions from the GOP Nominee: A Response

Yesterday, the twitter-sphere blew up with articles and videos of Mitt Romney’s secret confession about the #47percent. As he described, There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they [Read More...]

Scripture & Politics Guide Part 9: Applying Scripture in a Pluralistic Society

progressive Christians should not categorically condemn those who claim their faith must publicly inform all they do. But we should remind those who make such claims that when they take such a stance, they place a much higher burden on themselves. [Read more...]

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...]

Where’s the Environment?

How did we get to a place where we reference the environment a mere three times over the course of a four-day convention? In the coming months, I urge you to listen attentively for any mention of the environment by either candidate. I don’t expect you’ll hear it much, but try to think about what impacts their proposed policies might have on the air you breathe or the water you drink. Obama doesn’t have a stellar environmental record, but I’m willing to bet that if Mitt Romney is elected in November, these issues will largely be ignored.
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Faithfully Democratic

I’m not into word counts. And, neither are Americans. We all know that we are known by the results of our labor . . . Values over process. Results over the superficial. Heart over strategy. Examples lived from the Word, not the example of a word. [Read more...]

Will the Real Truth-Tellers Please Stand Up?

Of the many differences between this year’s Republican and Democratic National Conventions, there’s one that should be of particular importance to religious leaders: truth-telling. The GOP event was, sadly, lie after lie. On the first day, speakers repeatedly assailed President Obama for claiming that small business owners “didn’t build” their companies—which he never said. Rick [Read More...]

If You Are Truly Pro-Life, You’d Vote Democrat

If you feel like “Life” is the sole issue Christians should vote on, I don’t see how you could do anything but vote Democrat.
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I Don’t Like Violence.

It seems like such an obvious statement but with recent, and not so recent events, feels like something that needs to be said: I do not like violence. I have a visceral reaction every time news of another attack, another shooting, another horrific act breaks.  I don’t sleep well because I know there’s violence on [Read More...]


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