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Through three debates we have seen the presidential candidates discuss a variety of topics. One topic that both candidates focus most of their time and energy on is making sure the middle class is strengthened. They talk about tax breaks for the middle class, education and training. I’m not saying it’s bad to talk about […] Read More

President Obama is playing politics with immigration and faith. Some of the reading public learned last week that the Obama administration doesn’t want federal health care insurance coverage provided to the young undocumented immigrants who he declared in June with much fanfare could stay in the country without fear of deportation. He wants them to […] Read More

Democratic Party leaders attempted to rally the faith vote last week at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., with much of the rhetoric focused on President Barack Obama as a divinely chosen leader. Additionally, numerous speakers attacked Republicans for being inauthentic or too narrow on faith matters. During various Democratic National Committee (DNC) faith […] Read More

In a high level summit meeting held at the International AIDS Conference (IAC) in Washington, D.C., Christian groups were urged by high-level speakers to continue to make progress and forge new partnerships beyond their comfort zone in the fight against AIDS. Hosted by Rick and Kay Warren with Saddleback Church, the event featured a video […] Read More

What shall we make of those who beseech the divine, but evade their own earthly responsibility? Faith without works is dead. So reads The Letter of James, a New Testament book that challenges the idea that authentic faith is only a matter of mental assent to a set of theological utterances (James 2:17). But James […] Read More

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office […] Read More

“Start packing!” That was Mitt Romney’s directive when asked if he had anything to say to President Obama now that, at least unofficially, the 2012 general election campaign for White House residency has begun. Not at all a surprising response from the Republican candidate who contends that reality is fundamentally economic in nature, and, therefore, […] Read More

Politicians often say, when speaking about immigration, that the undocumented must “get in line” if they want to be legally in the United States. What is unclear is what they mean by the line. “Those people that are here illegally today…should get in line with everyone else who’s in line legally. They should not be […] Read More

This past Tuesday, President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address. As many presidents before him, the president called upon Americans to unite around our higher angels and lay aside partisan bickering for the common good. Sadly, before he could leave the house chambers, critics were already in full voice denouncing the president […] Read More

According to an AssociatedPressstory, Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal has apologized for an email he sent earlier this month in which he quoted Psalm 109:8 in reference to President Obama: “May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership.” The next verse (which he did not quote) says, “May his children be fatherless […] Read More