An Act of God and Doing the Right Thing

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The President’s response to Hurricane Sandy was important to 4 in 10 voters, according to a Fox News report; and of that group, two-thirds voted for re-election. The storm took Mitt Romney virtually out of the news for days. Republican pundits have complained especially about the visual . . . . Continue Reading »

Politics and Imperfection

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Boston University scholar Stephen Prothero thinks evangelicals are putting politics ahead of God . It seems to me he’s mixed up some important categories, not only for evangelicals but for all believing Christians. What Is Politics? Politics, the art of working with people effectively to . . . . Continue Reading »

“‘Nones’ On the Rise”

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From the Pew Forum’s report “‘Nones’ on the Rise: One-in-Five Adults Have No Religious Affiliation” (PDF), released this morning:In the last five years alone, the [religiously] unaffiliated have increased from just over 15% to just under 20% of all U.S. adults. Their . . . . Continue Reading »

Wrong Despite the Internet

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The Internet has made it easier than ever before to catch and correct misinformation. Dan Rather’s false reporting on George W. Bush’s National Guard experience was exposed by a blogger. On my own blog earlier today, with the help of some Facebook friends, I had a quick answer to an . . . . Continue Reading »

Discord In Heaven? You Bet!

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One of the great puzzles about our future in heaven is, won’t we be bored? I know there will be lots of joy and love and worship. I’m not worried about heaven being bland and stale; surely God loves us more than to let that happen! It’s just that I can’t imagine how it will . . . . Continue Reading »