A Post-Election Letter to Young Evangelicals: Yes, Jesus Is Sovereign–But Suffering Matters

Dear God-loving young evangelical, I want you to know something: I hugely appreciate your confidence in God.  It is deeply heartening to me to see that you are showing firm confidence in the Lord in the wake of the defeat of the pro-life, pro-marriage, pro-religious liberty presidential ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.  The [Read More...]

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...]

Can Barack Obama Resurrect Liberal Protestantism?

Greetings and welcome to a new blog over here at the Patheos Evangelical Portal: ThoughtLife.  My name is Owen Strachan, and I’ll be blogging here about theology, history, ethics, politics, literature and more.  My intent is to provide you with excellent Christocentric cultural engagement.  I’m excited by how Patheos is fast becoming a cutting-edge spot [Read More...]

Panel Today at Values Voters Summit on Millennials and Politics

Reuters has called Values Voters Summit, staged by the Family Research Council in Washington, DC, “a ‘must attend’ on the political calendar of any serious candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.”  This year’s event started yesterday and continues through today.  Heavy hitters like Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, Bill Bennett, and Eric Cantor will speak at [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 Week-est Link, February 8, 2008

1. I have to confess, I’m a little surprised that Mitt Romney dropped out of the race for President yesterday. I thought that he had a change to take the Republican nomination, and I wasn’t opposed to that happening. Now it looks like McCain will get the nod (or, already has gotten it, sort of). [Read More...]


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