The Intersection of Religion and Politics

It’s an election year and the tension between religion and politics is getting stronger. Some say “keep religion out of politics!” while others say “keep politics out of religion.” While these are all valid approaches, it’s helpful to understand how religion and politics intersect. [Read more…]

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Punishing Women For Abortions

There are only two reasons why someone would want to make abortion illegal but not punish women who have abortions. [Read more…]

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9 Reasons I’m Not Moving To Canada If Trump Wins

You have to do what’s best for you, and if that includes moving to Canada, I wish you well. But this is my home and I’ll be damned if I’m going to hand it over to Donald Trump or Ted Cruz without a fight. [Read more…]

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6 Thoughts on Scalia, Trump, and American Politics

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” [Read more…]

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Life Is Complicated – A Rant

Pretending the world is simple when it’s not just makes you vulnerable to those who would exploit you for their own purposes. [Read more…]

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Faith in the Wrong Things

Those who put their faith in Democrats – or Republicans, or Libertarians, or Communists – have been let down over and over and over again. There is no reason to expect things will be different next time. Instead, put your faith in something older, stronger, and more certain. [Read more…]

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Religion and Politics – A Pagan Perspective

The Patheos Public Square asks if it’s time for religious leaders to pull back from political engagement. I say a responsible citizen is an engaged citizen, and I know that decisions are made by those who show up. But if we expect to change the world through political activism, we will be continually disappointed. [Read more…]

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The Global Public Square

The Global Charter of Conscience is self-evidently true to most of us in the modern West. It is a worthy document, even if its ultimate effectiveness is questionable. But its cause is not advanced by The Global Public Square, which was written to promote it. [Read more…]

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