An Open Letter to the Romney Skeptics

Dear Mitt Romney skeptics, and especially my fellow evangelicals, Do you remember how it felt when the economy began to implode in those anxious, waning months of 2008?  We were coming down to the wire in the election contest, and the candidates we had to choose between were Barack Obama and John McCain.  Given the [Read More...]

Don’t Fall For “Myth Romney”

This morning I sat down to write a letter to the Mitt skeptics, especially my fellow evangelicals.  Yet it proved a nettlesome task.  There are so many misconceptions about Mitt, the field is so littered with attacks and misinformation, that one has to clear the field of the falsehoods before one can forge ahead and [Read More...]

Those Hyper-Politicized Evangelicals!

Believe it or not, the senior pastor at the conservative evangelical church I attend — Perimeter Church in Johns Creek, Georgia — does not (I repeat: does not) condemn homosexuals and abortionists from the pulpit every week.  In fact, in the 1.5 years in which I’ve attended Perimeter Church, I don’t believe I’ve ever heard [Read More...]

What’s Right with the Religious Right

Sometimes those of us who write in defense of the Tea Party or Christian conservatism fear that an actual encounter with Tea Partiers or Christian conservatives will be disillusioning.  It’s easy to defend the principles of economic and social conservatism from a distance; but what happens when you actually encounter the people up close?  You’re [Read More...]

The Cult of Rick Perry

Disheartening.  Profoundly disheartening. That’s the word I would use to describe the kerfuffle over Robert Jeffress and his comments on Mitt Romney and Mormonism, as well as the strange, confused, often-angry conversation that has followed.  I’ve been too buried in diapers and onesies to participate, but now that I sit down to write, I feel only [Read More...]


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