Important guest post about leadership in our tumultuous political times

Hi everyone! Earlier this week I was preparing some thoughts for a perspective blog in light of our upcoming presidential election when I saw this article from Stephen Mansfield, addressing the noble, courageous Christian leadership that we need to manifest amid our tumultuous political times.[1] His words were so good that I decided to forego […]

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Politics: Hold your nose and hold your nose tighter

“Hold your nose and hold your nose tighter.” That’s how some sociologists describe the game of American politics today. Even when people fervently support a particular nominee or political party they usually do so in spite of certain inconsistencies, flawed voting records, or general character issues or deficiencies. They support their candidate…mostly. This has probably […]

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Waiting to exhale

“Runners, take your mark…get set…”   Now hold it right there.   Have you ever noticed the peculiar rituals that Olympic sprinters go through at the beginning of their races? They not only perform weird—probably superstitious—stretching routines, but they also take forever before they stop fidgeting and fussing in the starting blocks.   It’s a […]

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Merging faith and politics

Four years ago in his televised interviews with then presidential candidates, John McCain and Barack Obama, Pastor Rick Warren aptly stated: “We believe in the separation of church and state, but we do not believe in the separation of faith and politics.” One of the beautiful freedoms in our American heritage is our right to […]

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