Over the course of the 2008 election season, I kept hearing from some of my conservative religious friends of the great presidential hopes they had for a smart and ambitious governor from South Car
Editor's note: In "What Sustains Me," an article in the
Throughout the Bible, God's people are instructed to care for those who often cannot thrive on their own, most often widows and orphans.
Father's Day has always been a bittersweet holiday for me. For most of my life, my father was absent, having abandoned our family when I was in elementary school.
"Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord." (1 Corinthians 1:31, NRSV)
I heard a preacher once say, "Don't let facts blind you to the truth." What did he mean? Facts, misunderstood or taken out of context, can take us further away from, rather than closer to, truth.
Despite the repeated attempts of former President George W.
I recently found myself in conversation with a fellow believer who asked where I stood on the "non-negotiable" issues that seemed to him definitive for voting Christians.