2008 Election

Shane Claiborne 11-07-2008
God of Abraham, Miriam, Hannah, Rizpah, and David...
God of Elijah, Amos, Ruth, Isaiah, Deborah...
God of Mary, John the Baptizer, Peter, Paul, Philemon and Onesimus...
Jim Wallis 11-07-2008
Not everyone in the country is happy with the election results, but Frank Schaeffer argues that only two groups lost, the New Atheists and the Religious Right.
This election galvanized millions of people who yearned to take back our country. People want to contribute their talents, strengthen communities, take pride in what we give and accomplish.
Jim Wallis 11-07-2008
The first thing I read this morning was a reflection on the meaning of this week's events for the church.
Jim Wallis 11-06-2008
Most elections are just power rearrangements; this one was a transformational moment in our history.
Richard Land 11-06-2008
Dear President-elect Obama,
11-06-2008
President Obama,
Brian McLaren 11-06-2008
Dear President-elect Obama,
John DiIulio 11-06-2008
Dear President-elect Obama:
On the day he died, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called his mother to give her his next Sunday's sermon title.
Annemie Bosch 11-06-2008
From a wonderfully cool and clouded Wednesday in our sunny South Africa, I greet all my friends in the U.S.A. -- and those elsewhere who may be interested. You have a new President-elect!
Rich Nathan 11-05-2008
President Obama, on behalf of the Vineyard Church of Columbus, I offer our sincerest congratulations and encouragement as you assume the awesome task of providing leadership for our country and our
Lynne Hybels 11-05-2008
While my friend, Christine, sent me iPhone photos of the thousands of ecstatic Chicagoans she partied with last night in Grant Park, I pondered what I would write to you this morning.
President Obama, in taking the nation into its next chapter, I am counting on you to remember those who have been left behind and forgotten by too many of your predecessors.
Kaitlin Barker 11-05-2008

I woke up this morning, my throat dry from singing and yelling in the streets last night. I woke up with an unbridled joy, and though I'd only fallen asleep five hours earlier, I was more awake than I've felt in a long time. My first urge was to run back to the street, to continue dancing with strangers, hugging the person closest to me.

Julie Clawson 11-05-2008
The 2008 election is obviously historic.
Rose Marie Berger 11-05-2008

The only word that comes to mind is "magical." After watching the early election returns with friends and observing a hushed moment of unbelieving silence at 10 p.m. when ABC called the election for Barack Obama, I did what has been in the back of my mind to do since Obama got the nomination.

Randy Woodley 11-05-2008
America took a quantum leap forward by electing Barack Obama the first ethnic minority president.
Eboo Patel 11-05-2008
Religious conflict is the great global challenge of the 21st century. America is the most religiously diverse country in the world and the most religiously devout nation in the West.
We welcome you, President Obama, as the leader of our nation.

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