Carefully Following the Work of the Vice-President
Voices of Faith is a collection of writing from authors who serve as leaders in their communities of faith practice. Since a significant percentage of evangelical Christians (I’ve read as high as 81%) voted for the Trump/Pence ticket, we thought hearing the perspective of ministers, pastors, clergy, rabbis, and faith practitioners to be of particular importance and worthy of note.
While Donald Trump is elephanting around Washington, stomping and bellowing, Mike Pence is walking sanely around Europe, reassuring our allies that we aren’t lunatics, that we will absolutely stand behind our treaties and defend them in perilous times.
While Donald Trump treads willy-nilly over civil rights and terrifies immigrants, … Continue reading
Dr. Levatino used to do abortions. He estimates that he terminated around 1,200 pregnancies during the fetus-killing phase of his career. He stopped doing these procedures when his own child … Continue reading
This post is very detailed. It contains a great deal of heavily referenced information. I walk you through a lot of important facts. If you don’t need the details about why we should not support Betsy DeVos, you can simply read my ultra short: ¡Call to Action! post. Naturally, I’m partial to this … Continue reading
For years, Mike Pence has described himself thusly: “I’m a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican–in that order.” There is unending material in those few words, and one could, if one was so inclined, do an entire series of articles on them. For now, however, just a short post.
When you prioritize something above everything else, when you bow down to something or someone to the exclusion of everything and everyone else, that is worship. If that worship isn’t direct to God, it’s idolatry.
What began in the 1970s with the “Moral Majority” as a marketing campaign has become nothing more and nothing less than idol worship.
In the first three posts in this series about Mike Pence’s masterfully crafted political advertisement to sell a morally indefensible Donald Trump to American church-goers1 we covered these broad themes:
Racism was pervasive in a significant number of America’s white churches, especially, but not exclusively, in the South of the 1800s and 1900s.