Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Don’t Call Me That

Leading up to the legislative stalemate that caused the government shutdown, names were flying about, mostly in the direction of Republicans. Since they controlled the House and were sending bills which did not fund Obamacare to the Democratic Senate, the Democrats were frustrated; they were being given...
October 25th, 2013 | Politics | Read More

In Whom Do We Place Our Trust?

For certain, most Americans today do not trust the federal government. Whether it is the recent scandals revealing widespread abuse of power, the standard gridlock between two parties on important legislation, or the uncomfortably massive bureaucracy, the average citizen has a healthy suspicion that...
October 11th, 2013 | Politics | Read More

Listening as Cultural Currency: The Politics of Stories

“I just want to be heard.” It’s the battle-cry of my generation, it seems. We’ve come to the point where the thing we cry out for most is simply an audience. We don’t want to be silenced, and we don’t want to be ignored. If you listen to us, we are validated. We often...
September 11th, 2013 | Culture, Religion | Read More

How Should Christians Interact with Politics?

Editor’s note: This week, we’re running a series on questions, inspired by Matthew Lee Anderson’s book, The End of Our Exploring. We reviewed his book here. There’s a great deal going on this week: buy one copy of Matt’s book, and you can give one away for free. Check out the details here. Let...
July 11th, 2013 | Abortion, Culture, Politics, Religion | Read More

On Politics: A Mixed Bag is the Best Deal in Town

Blessed are the rich in wealth, for theirs is the kingdom of men. Blessed are the indignant, for they will be promoted. Blessed are the powerful, for they will disinherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after responsibility, for they will be filled. Blessed are the successful, for...
May 14th, 2013 | Politics | Read More

Our First Memorial Day

Let us not forget in these days of divided politics those who laid down their lives so that we might live in a nation united.  They died so that an exceptional idea might live.  That exceptional idea is that men are free and equal; that every man should have the freedom of life and liberty to...
May 31st, 2010 | Domestic Policy, Politics | Read More

We Built this City on Rage n’ War

Every society has some form of origin story. A few, like America’s, are recent and well-documented. Others, as in Egypt or Greece, trace back to oral lore and ancient mythologies. But a larger question lingers beneath these accounts: why do humans form societies? Why can’t each person live,...
April 13th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Domestic Policy, Politics | Read More

Classics for the Contemporary Christian: Er…Kommunistischen?

Communism’ is a likely candidate for ‘touchiest word of the 20th century’. While the word evokes many high-charged reactions, two seem consistent among American conservatives: First, communism is associated with naïve hippies who think there should be no war and want to sing ‘Why Can’t We...
February 24th, 2010 | Book Reviews, Politics, Worldviews | Read More

Classics for the Contemporary Christian: Meet Machiavelli

Meet Nick. He is a wealthy man, and he works for President Noble as a high-powered ambassador. In a radical upset, Noble is ousted at the next election, and President Masse takes power. Nick continues to work at the capital for Masse—after all, it pays the bills. In the next election, Noble manages...
February 10th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Book Reviews, Culture, Media, Politics | Read More

Better Than Fiction

Has our culture lost the ability to foster honest public discourse? Sometimes it appears so. One blogger had this to say after one of the campaign debates last fall: What is it about politics that tends to reduce normal, presumably at least quasi-thoughtful journalists (and others) to insult-slinging,...
March 18th, 2009 | Blogging, Culture, Politics | Read More