Ronald Reagan was called the "Great
Communicator." Bill Clinton should go down in history as
the "Great Co-opter." I cant count the times
Ive seen various constituenc
On issues ranging from poverty to China policy to
abortion, some unexpected allies have recently emerged in
Washington and around the country.
The nations social welfare policy is changing
dramatically, and the religious community will play a vital
role in the transition to something new.
From the strength of our church traditions has come a new ecumenical spirit for the 21st century.
From welfare reform to overcoming poverty. A strategy for action.
Something new, real, and potentially very important is
happening among several groups of white evangelicals.
During the fall 1996 Call to Renewal tour, we had the opportunity to speak
directly to thousands of people across the country, and to hear their questions
Traveling across the country during the 1996 Presidential
campaign, I saw almost no yard signs or bumper stickers with the
names of the presidential nominees on them.
this column at about 30,000 feet, en route to Akron, Ohio. We're
doing the Who Speaks for God?
I especially remember one
visit among many to Sojourners by Henri Nouwen.
In deciding whether or not to sign the
Republican welfare bill, Bill Clinton faced the most serious
moral test of his presidency.
The spiritual challenge of building a new politics.
If the opening campaign ads from the
Democrats and Republicans are any indication, it could be a
Pat Buchanan and the Religious Right.
When we heard the weather report predicting another snow storm
on its way to Washington, D.C., our hearts sank.