Mark 1:4 – 11: Does Baptism Make for Better Presidents?

By Andy WattsChristians seem to have a genetic disposition for describing people and events through a biblical lens. It makes sense. We are story-formed people, and the Bible shapes our political, moral and social imaginations.It follows, then, that our judgments about Presidents and presidential candidates will also arise from our Bible-shaped imaginations. … [Read more...]

John 1:6-8; 19-28: Faith and Fear

By Thomas LongWhen Herman Cain, standing knee-deep in seawater, finally conceded what was obvious to the rest of us, that his once full-steam-ahead presidential campaign had indeed hit an iceberg, he fell back on an ancient political tactic: he blamed the iceberg. “These false and unproved allegations continue to be spinned…and in the court of public opinion,” Cain said to his dazed followers, referring to rumors of marital infidelities, “so as to create a cloud of doubt over me and this camp … [Read more...]


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