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What Can Mandela's Jail Cell Teach Us About Leadership?
Originally Posted: 10/30/2014 - 11:39am | Type: Blog

I believe that Nelson Mandela was the greatest political leader of the 20th century — because of his 27 years of spiritual formation in prison. Visiting Mandela’s jail cell on Robben Island was the most emotio ...

On Scripture: How to Vote like a Christian
Originally Posted: 10/31/2012 - 9:52am | Type: Blog

No single party or candidate has a monopoly on loving God and neighbor. It seems so easy, doesn’t it? Love God. Love your neighbor. The two greatest commandments encapsulate the ...

Religious Labels Matter Less in 2012 Presidential Election
Originally Posted: 09/04/2012 - 5:57pm | Type: Blog

Americans in general no longer worry about denominational labels, says David French of Columbia, Tenn., a blogger at French, for example, grew up attending a Church of Christ and now a ...

Election 2012: Concrete, Chameleons, and Clay
Originally Posted: 07/30/2012 - 9:43am | Type: Blog

With political campaigning ramping up to its zenith (or nadir, depending upon your point of view) in the weeks and months ahead, the time is upon us to demand both integrity and flexibility from our elected of ...

The Iowa Caucus: Watch it LIVE on God's Politics
Originally Posted: 01/03/2012 - 8:53pm | Type: Blog

There are a lot of concerns about the undue influence early voting states wield in the primary process. The fact that I got more face time with candidates as a New Hampshire elementary school pupil than most v ...

Vote for Me! The Politicization and Manipulation of Jesus, Christians, and Religion
Originally Posted: 12/13/2011 - 12:34pm | Type: Blog

While some folks holler and scream about Rick Perry’s ad, the blunt truth is that this has always been the consistent strategy of modern day politics. I confess that I don’t have ...