My faith is central to who I am, whether that’s in my private life or my public life. I wouldn’t know how to separate Chuck Grassley the U.S. Senator from Chuck Grassley the Christian even if I wanted to, and it would make me a poor ambassador for Christ if I tried to hide my faith.
Whether it’s a family conversation around the dinner table or a quick chat over coffee after church, tensions around political views among believers has the potential to escalate quickly, causing many to shy away from the conversation altogether.
What does an elected official at the highest levels of our democracy need to know? This is a pressing issue perhaps this election year more than any other in recent memory.
Here’s the thing: progressives expect difference and they expect change. These lived expectations really scare some people, especially when it comes to religion, as in progressive Christianity.
Popular sovereignty means that all-of-the-people rule by collectively sharing power but this is translated, in practical terms, into rule by the-majority-of-the-people when it comes to public policy decisions.
The emergence of Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Party as a major candidate for president has required many Americans to ask themselves, “What is a socialist?” Or, perhaps more appropriately, “What is a social democrat?”
American exceptionalism is a term frequently used during presidential election seasons. It is almost a requirement for candidates to embrace American exceptionalism in order to be seriously considered for the office of president.
Her religious dialect, one shaped by the progressive Christianity of the 1960s, is not easily translated into the language of the Religious Right, the dominant language of faith and politics in America today.
Should Christians only vote for Christians? Is it ever appropriate, or even beneficial, for us to vote for a candidate who is not a Christian?
Considering the goal of politics to be the search for common ground that promotes the common good, there are enormous disagreements as to the substance of that common ground.
This is the first presidential election I get to vote in. Which is a pretty cool opportunity and duty that Americans carry. But despite my ignorance, there is one thing I have been good at this election season: mudslinging.
As the Presidential election is in the spotlight across the United States, we find ourselves in more and more discussions about the candidates we like and the issues that are important to us. As a student in Iowa just days before the caucuses, exposure to presidential campaigns seems impossible to avoid.
Gun control is about guns. However, gun politics aren’t actually about guns, at all.
Considering religious freedom within the context of politics is important because of its implications on individuals, organizations, and society overall.
Does politics have anything to do with faith? Why should a Christian vote? How voting put in the proper perspective, and done with good intent, can be a God-glorifying, community-serving activity.
In the 2000 presidential election I voted for Ralph Nader, a decision that brought ridicule from all sides. I had grown weary of the inability to think outside the box.
As Christians, we certainly have an opportunity to play a role in this presidential-election process, as well is in politics overall. But, are Christians called to be involved in the political realm, and if so, what should that look like?
The primary reason why advocacy for immigration reform is a marathon is because it will require a change in minds and hearts of many Anglos in our region and our political representatives, which is a slow process.
The first few hopefuls for the 2016 Presidential race have begun making announcements over the past couple of weeks. Many more will be making their aspirations to higher office official in the near future. And, along with those announcements, the chatter on Facebook and Twitter are already ramping up. Have you seen it already?
Senator Ted Cruz became the first Republican to formally toss his hat into the 2016 presidential race on Monday. He will definitely not be the last. Cruz framed his presidential announcement with a speech and a setting that called to mind the Reagan era of the 1980s and the early days of the new religious right under the leadership of …
The sphere of government is incredibly significant in every aspect of life. It permeates through each of our work settings, the communities in which we live; the school’s that our children attend, to the everyday mundaneness of driving, eating and communicating. So, it begs the question: why aren’t we more passionately involved in this sphere?
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