Tag Archive | Elections

We Don’t Need To Fight

We Don’t Need To Fight

I have said very little this election season unlike the last two presidential elections. Mainstream as well as social media have already been inundated with toxic posts that seem more like personal attacks than arguments about the issues. Comments on many of these posts are similarly nasty as supporters of the various candidates are attacked […]

Political Defeat as an Opportunity

Political Defeat as an Opportunity

I think I’ve done pretty good not commenting on politics this election season (either original posts or on others’ posts) like I have in past presidential elections. But while I’ve been relatively silent, I’ve been amazed at the wide range of feelings I’ve seen in my FB feed from both sides of the political and […]

The Christian Life and the Liberal Right

The Christian Life and the Liberal Right

Originally posted on Juicy Ecumenism – The Institute on Religion & Democracy's Blog:
(Photo credit: The Pretty Padded Room) By Addie Darling Since the election, there have been numerous articles tolling the bell for the death of Christianity’s relevancy in the political sphere, as well as a continuing discussion over the future of Christian political activism. These…

The Crisis of a Second Obama Administration George Weigel

Here’s a good article for my “thinking” readers, from the Archdiocese of Denver website (linked to by Juicy Ecumenism). While written as a consideration of the Roman Catholic crisis it is equally applicable to Protestants.  We face/will face many of the same concerns as the Roman Catholic Church.  Instead of sitting back and letting the Roman Catholics […]

Secession, Really?

Secession, Really?

All this talk about secession is about the most ridiculous thing that I’ve seen happen in our country for some time!  At this writing, the count is up to 49 states who have filed petitions to peacefully secede from the United States.  What is even more amazing is that these petitions are making the news. […]

Hope After the Election

Even Christians can, at times, feel a little down and discouraged.  Big events in life, like a national election, can cause moods to swing dramatically, especially if they have been deeply involved in the issues.  But regardless of how disappointed one may be, I contend that there is hope after the election! The worship services […]

Election Results and the Church

Election Results and the Church

The commentators and pundits are still trying to explain what happened Tuesday (I’ve yet to listen to any of them!).  About half of Americans are celebrating while the other half are discouraged.  Some feel like things are hopeless for America and that we are doomed, while others feel that President Obama will lead America to […]

Originally posted on Juicy Ecumenism – The Institute on Religion & Democracy's Blog:
Photo: David Y. Lee for The New York Times John Yates, rector of the Falls Church (Anglican) in Falls Church, Virginia shared some thoughts on the election in his parish weekly bulletin this past Sunday: If you want to be in…

What about the third-party candidates?

What about the third-party candidates?

I’ve heard a lot of talk, especially today-being election day, about having to vote “for the lesser of two evils” or determining to be heard by voting for a third-party candidate. For one thing, I don’t  think that labeling anyone as an “evil” is appropriate talk for Christians, but I understand what they are saying […]

Is murder OK as long as my taxes are lower?

Is murder OK as long as my taxes are lower?

I’m really surprised by some of the posts that I read, especially as we get closer to the elections.  My biggest surprise is from those who are Christians who say that they are voting for President Obama (or any other Democratic candidate). My surprise is not because I think that President Obama (or any other Democratic) is a bad person. It’s not […]