Big Vs. Small Government: A Misleading Claim

One of the most common “talking points” in political speeches, media commentary and “coffee shop” conversations during election season is about “small government” versus “big government.” We are told that conservatives...

God Doesn’t Separate the Donkeys and Elephants

“Never think that you need to protect God. Because anytime you think you need to protect God, you can be sure that you are worshipping an idol.” – Stanley Hauerwas Afraid. It is the best way to describe my feelings about the conversations that are taking...

Democrats Struggle with Faith Outreach

As Democrats gathered in Charlotte, N.C., last week to push for the re-election of President Barack Obama, they found themselves criticized for removing the word “God” from the party platform. The attacks – and the disorganized response – undermined the...