Mitt Romney and the “Mormon Question”
Oct11

Mitt Romney and the “Mormon Question”

The latest dust-up on the already tedious 2012 presidential campaign trail was triggered several days ago when a pastor and Rick Perry supporter told interviewers that Christians should refrain from voting for Mormon candidates like Mitt Romney (and presumably, Jon Huntsman too) for president because, he asserted, Mormonism is a cult. As a Christian pastor myself (Lutheran), I decided to address the two questions raised by that...

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A Good Way to Announce a Presidential Candidacy
Jun22

A Good Way to Announce a Presidential Candidacy

Jon Huntsman, a guy with an impressive resume, announced on Tuesday that he is running for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Whether the former governor of Utah and ambassador to China stands a chance is only a guess. But, if you believe that civility should infuse the process by which we elect a president in the United States, his announcement speech ought to bring some encouragement. Among other things, he said of the...

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“If you’re not famous…be thankful”
Jun07

“If you’re not famous…be thankful”

That’s the title of this admittedly Christian and, I hope, charitable, take on what’s come to be called...

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Edwards Indicment Pure Politics
Jun04

Edwards Indicment Pure Politics

Was the indictment of former North Carolina senator John Edwards pure politics? The answer to that question may seem obvious. Edwards is a Democrat. The indictments were sought by a Democratic Justice Department. You can hardly accuse the current Administration of engaging in a witchhunt of an opposition political figure. But what if the Barack Obama-Eric Holder Justice Department had passed on pressing for indictment of Edwards, who...

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Why This is My Favorite Time of Year
May15

Why This is My Favorite Time of Year

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