Archives for Jan 14, 2012 @ 13:31

Election Fun: Romney

By Eliot Weinberger, at the London Review of Books, taking aim at good ol’ American candidates: There are many reasons Mitt Romney will never be elected president. These include, in descending order of importance: 1) He is a Mormon who wears funny underwear. 2) On a family vacation, he drove for many hours with his [Read More…]

Santorum for Family Research Council

The question: How influential is the Family Research Council? (CNN) – Family Research Council president Tony Perkins announced Saturday that a meeting of Christian conservative leaders resulted in the group backing GOP hopeful Rick Santorum. The group heard pitches from surrogates for Republican candidates Friday, and voted to support Santorum after three rounds of voting. [Read More…]

Gary Bauer’s Religious Test

From USAToday: Gary Bauer, who once sought the Republican presidential nomination, is president of American Values and chairman of the Campaign for Working Families. (Last Sunday, Bauer endorsed Rick Santorum for the GOP presidential nomination.) A thought experiment: Imagine a presidential candidate. He has spent years in politics,rising to become a trusted leader in his party. [Read More…]

Saturday Book Review: Len Sweet

This review is by Andy Holt, who returns again to our blog with another review of Len Sweet’s book, I Am a Follower. Andy is pastor at Ember Church. The Church has a leadership problem. So argues Leonard Sweet in his new book, I Am a Follower. The problem, however, is not that we don’t [Read More…]

Weekly Meanderings

Our town Falsani and Paul Simon: “A few years back, Paul Simon released an album titled,Surprise. But for many of his listeners, and for me in an exceptionally personal way, the real surprise came with his 2010 album, So Beautiful or So What. After its relase last spring, I wrote about the album, filled with wondrous stories about [Read More…]