The Campaign Ad We’ll Never See (Too Bad)

Voiceover: And now for a joint message from President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney… OBAMA: As the election draws near, we thought it would be a good idea to do the right thing in this campaign, and tell the truth to the people of the United States of America. The fact is, despite whatContinue reading “The Campaign Ad We’ll Never See (Too Bad)”

A Rose by Any Other Name…

Reported today at CNN’s Belief Blog: Billy Graham’s group removes Mormon cult reference from website after Romney meeting By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor * * * (CNN) – Shortly after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney enjoyed cookies and soft drinks with the Rev. Billy Graham and his son Franklin Graham on Thursday atContinue reading “A Rose by Any Other Name…”

Guest Post: Pulpit Freedom Sunday: Do We Really Think This Is a Good Idea?

Note from CM: Randy Thompson is one of our faithful readers and commenters. He and his wife Jill host and minister to pastors and church workers at Forest Haven, a retreat in Bradford, NH. At the FH blog, Randy writes regular words of encouragement to those dealing with the stresses of ministry, and we haveContinue reading “Guest Post: Pulpit Freedom Sunday: Do We Really Think This Is a Good Idea?”

Lies, Damn Lies, and …

To paraphrase Mark Twain, “There are lies, there are damn lies, and there is the American political process.” Jesus said, “Let your yes mean yes, and your no mean no. Anything more than this comes from the evil one” (Matt. 5:37). How can anyone claiming to follow his teachings possibly support the American political process?Continue reading “Lies, Damn Lies, and …”

David Brooks Nails It

In his July 30 New York Times article, columnist David Brooks quotes Peggy Noonan and agrees with her when she says about this year’s presidential election: “It’s incredibly consequential and incredibly boring all at the same time.” Brooks gives the following reasons why he concurs with this observation: Intellectual stagnation: “…our big government/ small governmentContinue reading “David Brooks Nails It”

Mixed Marriage Messages

What an interesting cast of characters and what a conflicted conversation we’ve had in recent history in American presidential politics when it comes to the subject of marriage. It wasn’t too long ago, we had public hearings about adulterous liaisons in the Clinton White House. This year we are being treated to the spectacle ofContinue reading “Mixed Marriage Messages”

Senator Lugar’s Lament

Veteran Indiana Republican Senator Richard Lugar, known for his bipartisan spirit and statesmanship, lost his primary race Tuesday to a strident Tea Party candidate after a bitterly contested campaign. In Lugar’s concession speech, he summarized his fears for a nation in which partisan groups at both ends of the spectrum are “dominating the political debateContinue reading “Senator Lugar’s Lament”

Open Mic: Evangelical Voters and Gingrich in S.C.

In our ongoing conversation about our faith and its relation to the 2012 election year events, I thought today we’d give the community a chance to discuss Newt Gingrich’s win in Saturday’s South Carolina Republican primary. Exit polls make it clear that the evangelical vote made a huge difference in this contest. Here are someContinue reading “Open Mic: Evangelical Voters and Gingrich in S.C.”