The Best or Worst Pollsters in the 2012 Election – How did Nate Silver Do It?

Nate Silver has gotten a lot of press for his near perfect election night predictions. In 2008 Silver gained popularity and influence after he called 49 out of 50 states. Many pundits were predicting that Silver would crash and burn in 2012. Instead, he outperformed his 2008 predictions and now that Florida has been called [Read More…]

Monday Morning Confessional

Quick Note: the purpose of Monday Morning Confessional is simple. Confession is good for the soul. It’s good to get things off your chest, even if they are small things and random thoughts. I post these each week in the hope that you will join in. Make your own confession! You’ll feel better I confess [Read More…]

For Religious Conservatives, Election Was a Disaster – I Couldn’t Disagree More

Dr. Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville and one of the most powerful leaders within evangelical circles called the results of the presidential election an “evangelical disaster.” I could disagree more. This election was a gift. From NPR: Mohler says white evangelicals moved in lockstep: Seventy-nine percent voted for Republican Mitt [Read More…]

Predictions For 2016 Election: Shrieking White-Hot Sphere Of Pure Rage (R) v. Magical Ark of Broken Promises (D)

The Onion News never disappoints. This is a seriously hilarious video. Take two minutes and enjoy. “This thing is young, it’s exciting, it feeds off fear and terror.” You’ve got to watch the crawler at the bottom. One comment reads, “Second term secured, Obama shows Americans cool sword he’s had for awhile.” God bless the [Read More…]

Reliving the Funniest Moments of the Campaign – Surely it’s not too soon to laugh at this whole thing?

CNN made a pretty good highlight/low-light reel from the election that serves as an effective Friday Funny. Somebody needs to put together a reel from just Joe Biden alone, but until then, enjoy this: [Read more…]

4 Things Liberals Can Learn From Conservatives

Facebook was a bloodbath yesterday. An early update read, “Friends… if you are an Obama supporter go ahead and delete me from your friends list. You are DEAD to me!!!” … the first sign that the post-election climate would be rough. One of my favorite blogs read “Mourning in America,” lamenting the coming ruination of [Read More…]

Whirlybirds and Ordinary Times: Reflections on Faith and the Changing of the Seasons

If there’s one book that you must read this fall – especially during the holidays – it’s a brand new book out by my friend Katie Savage called Whirlybirds and Ordinary Times: Reflections on Faith and the Changing of the Seasons. Whirlybirds, Katie’s first book, just released this week on Howard Books (a division of [Read More…]

Justin Welby to Replace Rowan Williams as Archbishop of Canterbury

From the Daily Mail in the U.K: Former oil boss who opposes same sex marriage emerges as favourite to become next Archbishop of Canterbury. Sources at Westminster say that the Right Reverend Justin Welby will be announced as successor to Dr Rowan Williams in the next 48 hours. The choice comes after months of tortured deliberations and [Read More…]

Nicholas Cage In Talks To Revive the “Left Behind” Series

This just in from It’s all been leading to this. And I don’t just mean the long-ago dreams of Georges Méliès to transform fantasy into cinematic vision. I speak, of course, of everything the authors of the Book of Revelation were talking about. World, Nicolas Cage is set to do a remake of “Left Behind.” What [Read More…]

3 Suggestions on How to Be Good To One Another in the Wake of a Bitter Election

Taking a look at my Facebook and Twitter feed this morning has triggered the pastoral response in me. So many people are overjoyed. So many people are in obvious pain. I feel like the smart thing to do before I get to the “horse-race” and political analysis stuff that I love so much (I really [Read More…]