Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’

February 4th, 2008

Good ol’ time American politics?

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Citizens responding to the current electoral climate of Christian agonistics – if they care at all about the significance and responsibility of citizenship – need to guard against certain crucial and pragmatic dangers. At the very least, they need to be concerned with any aspiring leader who happens to think heaven is a better place than earth, particularly at a time in human history when the planet is taking such a ruthless beating. For, if any future government chooses to take up the business of salvation, then, permit me to say, we’ve all gone to hell.

January 21st, 2008

Grasping King’s mantle

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One of the most important days in the Democratic Party’s presidential contest arrives today. It involves neither a caucus nor a primary, not a kickoff nor concession speech, and no direct confrontations—party leaders hope—between the candidates. Indeed, for many Americans, it’s a holiday. It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and how it goes will tell us much about the racial and religious politics in the Democratic contest. […]