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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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10 Stories to Chew on This Weekend: Fewer young Democrats, miner and mistress in hot water, some Christians undermining faith in mosque debate, and more

1.   Beyond the Obama Swoon: Fewer young voters see themselves as Democrats.  Though many students are liberals on social issues, the economic reality of a weak job market has taken a toll on their loyalties: far fewer 18- to 29-year-olds … Continue reading

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‘God gap’ impedes U.S. foreign policy, task force says

Fascinating and important statement by a task force of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs headed by R. Scott Appleby of the University of Notre Dame and Richard Cizik of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good. According to … 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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A Long Hard Road for School Vouchers

With Iraq and terrorism sucking so much air out of political discussion this year, the issue of school vouchers has almost disappeared, at least in the presidential race, with the main educational arguments about whether Kerry flip-flopped on Every Child … Continue reading

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Who Cleans Up After a Disaster?

We were involved in hurricane relief in Florida last week. Flying to Ft. Lauderdale just as Hurricane Jeanne churned north toward Orlando, we found people weary after four 2004 hurricanes, emerging from their shuttered homes with the hope that the … Continue reading

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