Book Review: The Faith of Barack Obama, by Stephen Mansfield

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I recently signed up for Thomas Nelson Publishers’ Book Review Blogging program, and the first book I’ve chosen is The Faith of Barack Obama by Stephen Mansfield. I chose to review The Faith of Barack Obama back before the election, but only now have been able to read and review the book. It’s interesting how […]

Post-Election Thoughts

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So much has been said by so many this morning that I don’t really have anything brilliant to add. Still, I’ll consolidate a few thoughts here. The scene at Grant Park in Chicago last night was amazing. Just amazing. It’s good to have an election decided decisively. No nightmare like the month of November 2000 […]

Culture Warrior or Disciple?

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The Internet Monk’s latest post deserves more than just a bullet in my overnight links. Michael Spencer describes “Bob”, a man he met this past summer. Bob is “a very dedicated conservative evangelical, and a pleasant enough fellow….when he [isn’t] angry.” Bob was your stereotypical culture war evangelical. He was a Jesus follower, but his […]

Election 2008: I voted

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Reports of long lines at many polling places had me wondering if I would be in for a wait to vote this morning. But, at least at my polling place at the neighborhood church in Hiawatha, there was very little line. I signed the register, then signed the book next to my name, then filled […]

I will not fear

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On an internal discussion board at my workplace today, a co-worker (who is a Christian, though a bit of the far-right cynical type) posted this: Full up your gas tank today. And any other necessary purchases. Once the elections are over, anything that they’ve been holding off on can now be done. I expect that […]

Election Eve

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It seems like this election cycle started a LONG time ago. We had our caucuses in Iowa back in January, and even at that point it seemed like the campaign was getting long. By tomorrow night, though, (Lord willing,) it’ll all be over except for the mopping up. We’ve managed to avoid most of the […]

Book Review: How Would Jesus Vote? by D. James Kennedy

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Have you heard that there’s an election coming up soon? So has WaterBrook Publishing, apparently, because they timed this blog review giveaway to fall just before the 2008 presidential election. Which brings me today to review How Would Jesus Vote? A Christian Perspective on the Issues, written by the late Dr. D. James Kennedy and […]

Who, Me?

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My brother Ryan has been working full-time as an Obama campaign volunteer for the past few weeks, and likely will until the election. He wrote this op-ed and asked if I’d want to post it here. So here ya go, bro. Feel free to interact in the comments. I’ll try to get Ryan to come […]

Thinking through the presidential politics

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I’ve had an easy time deciding who to support for president for pretty much every election cycle since I turned 18. This year, though, the choices are not so easy. I’m a life-long conservative with a distrust for Democrats but a growing distaste for the Republicans. Which makes this next sentence a very difficult one […]

How much experience have presidential and VP candidates had?

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A warning to my casual readers: this post is going to get more than a wee bit nerdy, and probably a bit political, too. OK, with that out of the way, let me note that one of the things that’s been bugging me ever since John McCain’s announcement of Sarah Palin as his VP choice […]