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...

Poll: Preachy Politicians Turn Off Many Voters

(RNS) If there’s one thing the fractious Republican field agrees on, it’s that personal religious devotion is central to their campaign message. Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and even Ron Paul stress their faith on the stump; Romney plays up...