Refuse to use the following words: Democrat, Republican, conservative, liberal, left, right, idiot, stupid, etc. (you can probably add some of your own).
Already Facebook and Twitter, water coolers and drive time radio are buzzing about the Vice Presidential debate. Unfortunately, the reactions are mostly predictable and lend themselves to further polarization and easy ideologies. Christians have a better way, a way that calls us to truth, but truth that only makes sense within the context of Love. In our churches and Christian communities, places where we understand that electoral politics offer no salvation, we should refuse to get caught up in the half-truths, false salvations, and idol kingdoms offered to us through national politics.