on Obama and Wright


Oh my gosh,  my blogger friends have been absolutely poetic in their blogging over this Rev. Wright issue.  Anthony is terrifically articulate (not so unusual for him): those who are uncomfortable with the qualifier afro-centric Christian theology or black theology would do well to understand the historical and social reasons why black folks use these qualifiers.  They only reveal their Continue Reading

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Handing Over Power To the State


Charlie posted a  comment over on David Fitch’s post (Zizek, Obama and the Emerging Church)  that I blogged about last week. What an outstanding conversation there and on Charlie’s post that started all this for me. As Christians, we make up one of the largest groups of people on this planet, how is it that we have “NO POWER” to Continue Reading

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American Idolatry


To observe the hubub over something as innocuous as Michelle Obama’s “controversy” is evidence of the America worship that detracts Christians from our higher priorities.  It’s not Michelle’s statement that I’m calling innocuous, but the “importance” of it.   It is simply the feeling that thousands have,  after Reagan, BushI, Clinton,  and Bush II.  Clinton brought a great deal of loss Continue Reading

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Huckabee Far From "100% Life"


Every time I hear Mike Huckabee say he is “100% pro-life”.  Sorry .  He is not.  And its the same for 99% of the people who SAY they are pro-life.  Most are the last to oppose an option for war.  WAR,  the quintessential “convenient” and “effective” and “pragmatic” choice for every conflict or disagreement.  This is the accusation leveled at Continue Reading

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Stanley Hauerwas on Christians and Politics


Some really good stuff in this audio, such as: I’m not in any way telling Christians to withdraw [from politics].  Hell,  I just want you to be there as a Christian In the name of doing good,  one of the things we’ve done is build state power that is therefore capable of bombing Iraqis As Christians,  one of the things Continue Reading

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conservatism without nationalism?


A VERY good question posed by JKA Smith: Am I the only one who dreams of a conservatism without nationalism, without militarism, and without capitalism? Can’t we imagine a conservatism without Americanism (just how could a revolutionary project be “conservative,” again?)? A conservatism without a Constantinian Christendom? Fors Clavigera: Wanted: A Conservatism Sans…

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Obama-Nation?


This is just downright disturbing language to me,  and I like Obama (maybe "prefer" compared to some of the others is more accurate) ,  but this group is discomforting in its use of "nation language" (ie  "we believe in the goodness and the potential of the American people to come together and solve our nation’s challenges.") Seems to replace church Continue Reading

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