All posts tagged: christian

Let he who has sinned cast the first ballot

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Political Commentary

In a Facebook conversation recently, a friend asked whether Christians should bother voting, and on what basis should they vote. Several comments derided politics as divisive and corrupt, saying that neither party has it right, so it’s not worth taking too seriously. I hear similar things from Libertarian friends, but it is both naive and self-righteous. It’s true that politics gets dirty. People mislead, exaggerate, blame and bicker. Just like all of us. The interesting thing […]

The “What Would Jesus Cut?” debate

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Economics / Faith & Theology / Political Philosophy / Society & Culture

While elected officials in Washington have been debating over the debt ceiling, another robust conversation has been materializing at the intersection of faith, poverty and economic policy. In July, an ecumenical coalition of Christian leaders met with President Obama to present a statement—the “Circle of Protection“—casting welfare programs as a moral imperative. Claiming a commitment to the values outlined in Matthew 25 (“…whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you […]

Voting on the Faith Factor

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Faith & Theology / Political Commentary / Political Philosophy

He spent his teens as an Eagle Scout, lived two years as a foreign missionary, earned his B.A. in International Politics, became fluent in three languages, served four presidents and reached 90 percent approval ratings as a Republican Governor of Utah. Jon Huntsman has an uphill battle to climb with the GOP base, but if he plays his cards right, his experience and centrist appeal just might place him among the most serious contenders this election […]