Religion

Out of the Closet: President Obama and Gay Marriage

President Barack Obama has a history of “evolving” on the issue of gay marriage.  In 2004, when running for the Illinois State Senate, he said “that marriage is between a man and a woman.”  Now, six years later, he has done a complete one-eighty.  On Wednesday, the president announced that he “affirm[s] that…same sex couples should be able to get married.”  While each of us has the right to change our mind on issues, Mr. Obama will face a substantial political backlash in light of this particular flip-flop.  (more…)

Food Stamps or Jets?: An Installment of Faith & Politics

I live my life at the intersection of faith and politics; it’s where I’m comfortable.  If this intersection were a literal one, I would build a nice house (with a white picket fence, of course) at the corner and be perfectly content.  However, rather than being a geographic location, it’s a lifestyle.  I choose to live out my faith as an outward expression of the redemption I’ve found in Christ; I choose to live as a political conservative because the principles of conservatism have a track record of success. (more…)