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The divine right of kings is being repackaged today by politicians attempting to advocate for God’s endorsement upon their policies and candidates. However, proclaiming such a right is dangerous for both our faith and democracy. […] Read More

Despite our heritage of religious freedom and the lessons of history, US Christians are quick to use legislation as a crutch to avoid accepting the personal responsibility we have been given. […] Read More

Joshua challenged the people of Israel to choose whom they would serve. As millions of us cast our votes today, we face a similar decision. Will we settle for the gods of fear and privilege? […] Read More

With midterm elections less than a week away, it’s imperative that you make the time to vote. It’s your privilege and your responsibility. Here are 5 questions to ask about your candidates as you enter the voting booth. […] Read More

Does a “Vote the Bible” t-shirt, worn to a voting location, violate electioneering law because it may be offensive? An election worker in Round Rock, Texas, apparently thought it did and asked citizen Kay Hill to cover it up when Hill showed up to vote Oct. 24, according to a news story in the Austin […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Wendell Griffen, Pastor, New Millennium Church, Little Rock, Ark., on October 28, 2012. Matthew 25:14-30 The Parable of the Talents 14 ‘For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; 15to one he gave five talents,* to another two, to another […] Read More

When the United States was founded, the only persons allowed to vote were free white men who owned property.  White women could not vote. White men who did not own property could not vote. Non-whites were denied the right to vote. Blacks did not gain the right to vote until 1870 with the ratification of the 15th […] Read More

The rule – the operating assumption, that is – in a democratic republic is that everyone will vote for the candidate who will best advance that voter’s self-interest. It’s democracy because, supposedly, everyone gets to vote her or his self-interest, and, ideally, each self-interested vote has equal value – the principle of “one person one […] Read More

When I was a week short of my 8th birthday, I vaguely remember John Kennedy’s inaugural address in January 1961. A key quote was, “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” We have heard it repeated many times, and it makes me proud to know […] Read More

The U.S. national anthem ends by questioning whether the “star spangled banner yet waves o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.” In 2012, deliberate measures to suppress voting and voter registration of poor, non-white, elderly, formerly incarcerated and disabled Americans make that question more than a choral ending to our […] Read More