Category Archives: Church and State

Abraham Lincoln’s 2nd inaugural address: 150 years ago

March 4, 1865 Fellow-Countrymen: At this second appearing to take the oath of the Presidential office there is less occasion for an extended address than there was at the first. Then a statement somewhat in detail of a course to … Continue reading

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Vision Problems: 6 causes of World Vision’s PR debacle

World Vision, the giant international Christian relief and development organization, made two announcements last week. I was shocked and disappointed by both. The nature of my alarm was somewhat different than what I’m reading among my friends who share my … Continue reading

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Believe: It’s Merry Christmas in America Again

In 2005 our public relations firm, Rooftop, did media outreach for a client that was providing Christmas gifts to children on the Gulf Coast that had been just been devastated by Hurricane Katrina. The innovative project sent a Christmas set … Continue reading

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Evangelical resurgence key part of 2010 midterm wildfire

Interesting, wasn’t it, that during the run-up to the midterm election we saw Tea Partiers bellowing from behind their placards rather than Jerry Falwell raging from the pulpit. We heard Sarah Palin’s warnings rather than D. James Kennedy’s jeremiads, or … Continue reading

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What is the role of followers of Christ in the public arena?

As we close in on an important election day it is a good time to ask this question:  What is the role of individual followers of Christ in the public arena? By this I do not mean solutions presented by … Continue reading

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Weekend Blogpost: Pro-life Cover of TIME, Is Debt “W’s” Fault, Christians Wielding the Political Sword, and more

 1.   The First Nine Months of Your Life:  Mere Comments points to the cover and cover story in the Oct. 4 Time magazine, that could suggest that the editors are acknowledge what many of us see as self evident: life … Continue reading

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Democrats Stumbling on Faith; Candidates Trying God Talk

White House hopeful Joe Biden said that Democrats lost the last two presidential elections in part because they let themselves be portrayed as anti-God, FoxNews reports. “Democrats have been too afraid to talk about faith, Biden said at a Rotary … Continue reading

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The Ten Commandments Folly

Given the history and religious composition of the nation, it is a travesty that tax dollars have to be spent to combat opposition to the display of the Ten Commandments in public buildings and on public grounds. We hear so … Continue reading

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Free Speech for Churches and Charities: Pass the Houses of Worship Freedom of Speech Restoration Act

Churches and non-profit charities lost their right to free speech 51 years ago when Lyndon Johnson, then a Senator, introduced and forced through a terrible piece of legislation to silence his critics. As a result, churches and charities have forfeited … Continue reading

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Blogview from the Hot Tin Roof (3)

Christmas Ruminations and More Linus Evades the Censors: Charles M. Schultz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip had the clout to present a distinct Christian theology in the 1965 A Charlie Brown Christmas. In the special, an exasperated Charlie Brown … Continue reading

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