Who Am I Voting For? Justice and Life

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8) Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained [Read More...]

A Christianity Today Essay: Yes, Evangelicals Can Vote for a Mormon

I just had the opportunity to write a Christianity Today piece on whether the American president is a pastor or not.  Judd Birdsall and I wrote point-counterpoint essays for the site.  As with our previous exchange, I enjoyed the experience and thought Judd made some good points in his article.  It’s interesting to think this through [Read More...]

The Merits of Jonathan Merritt’s USA Today Op-ed

Just read through the USA Today op-ed piece by Jonathan Merritt, a young evangelical leader.  A talented writer, Merritt started an evangelical climate change initiative that drew the signatures of many movers and shakers a few years back. In his piece, entitled “New Form of Christian Civic Engagement,” Merritt makes the case that a new evangelical [Read More...]

Get Hitched: Why Marriage Is the Social Program to Fix All Others

The Family Research Council runs a great outfit called the Marriage and Religion Research Institute.  This center has recently produced an extensively researched document called “162 Reasons to Marry” that is a stemwinder of a case for covenantal union. Here’s what the report says at the outset: With fewer than half our children now reaching [Read More...]


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