(Reposted with Permission from the Author) With Pope Francis increasingly focused on economic inequality, protecting the environment, compassion towards immigrants and peace through diplomacy, it’s perhaps appropriate to ask: have Republican presidential candidates taken steps to follow his example on these four issues? 1. Economic Inequality On economic inequality, Pope Francis has called for ending [Read More…]
The June 26, 2015 SCOTUS decision on same-sex marriage didn’t settle the issue. Last month, NYT’s Laurie Goodstein wrote a profile on Matthew Vines, a young, gay Christian writer and activist who works to elucidate an alternative understanding of the LGBTQ community to Christian conservatives (primarily Evangelicals). After coming to terms with his own sexuality, [Read More…]
Much has been made of Hillary Clinton’s presidential run since she announced last month. However you feel about it, there’s fervor to be had. On one side of the spectrum, various conservatives denounce Clinton more than almost any other candidate in recent memory. On the other side, scores of progressives are nothing less than exhilarated [Read More…]
without Jesus this progressive narrative can become self-defeating because it perpetuates the argument that we should judge people based on the value of their work and not their value as the image of Christ. An appeal to fairness is a good argument to make in a pluralistic or secular setting. It’s a good standard for determining public policy, and it’ll win elections. But for Christians it can be the be-all-and-end-all. [Read more…]
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…]
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.
Paul Ryan’s discipleship of this atheist’s teachings shaped his belief in a form of distorted individualism that is more Russian novel than basic American goodness; more Ivan the Terrible than the Good Shepherd. [Read more…]
Now that we have experienced the unprecedented election of Barack Obama, let us remember how this day is but one great victory amidst many grave sacrifices in our continual struggle for progress. We owe it to ourselves, and our grandchildren, to remember and to reflect while we rejoice. It is the only way we will [Read More…]