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November 17, 2015
The GOP’s Syrian Overreactions and Isolationism post-Paris
Paris is arguably the most romantic city on the planet. With its impressionist art, royal architecture,...
January 26, 2015
A Better Politics: Modeling Civility, Embracing Difference
Toward the end of President Obama’s sixth State of the Union address last week unexpected applause...
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 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 22, 2012
Buttprints in the Sand: Christians & The Role of Government
I adapted the more famous version of this poem for a sermon a few years...
October 15, 2012
On the Campaign Trail: Faith Outreach with Obama for America
Our nation has always been well-served when people of faith carry their convictions with them...
October 11, 2012
Voting on Faith
Voting these days is an act of faith. We take the time to go to...
October 09, 2012
Jesus Doesn’t Care or Why Liberals Need Christ
without Jesus this progressive narrative can become self-defeating because it perpetuates the argument that we...
October 04, 2012
Why Big Bird Matters
Romney wanted to show he wasn't heartless--that he was one of us and understood kids--by...
October 04, 2012
Debate Debrief: Romney vs. The Truth
Wondering how to talk about last night's debate? We've already had some great discussion about...
August 31, 2012
The Content of One’s Character…
Fannie Lou Hamer led the Mississippi Freedom Democrats. She was impoverished, a sharecropper with hands...
August 27, 2012
Scripture Guide, Part 7–Wealth, Materialism, and the Bible’s View of an “Ownership Society”
The Ryan-Romney budget and Republican campaign talking points are based on an appeal to wealth...
August 24, 2012
Scripture Guide, Part 6: The Blessedness of the Poor and Our Responsibility to Them
The Bible is quite clear and unambiguous about our responsibility to the poor. The question...
August 17, 2012
There & Back Again: A Faith Strategist’s Story
We now find ourselves in much of the same place we did in 2005. We...
July 27, 2012
The Unreported Political Implications of Pew’s Religion Poll
Democratic faith outreach shouldn't look like what the religious right does. When our outreach works,...
November 23, 2008
We’ve Come This Far By Faith: A Virginian Reflects on the 44th President & 44 Years
Now that we have experienced the unprecedented election of Barack Obama, let us remember how...
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