Posts Tagged ‘Conservatives’

So Dang Jesus-y: Sara Miles’ Jesus Freak

So Dang Jesus-y: Sara Miles’ Jesus Freak
Becky Garrison’s interview with Sara Miles was originally posted on the God’s Politics blog. In Mark Oestreicher’s review of Sara Miles’ latest book Jesus Freak, he describes Sara as one of those rare people who would make conservatives nervous because of her liberalism, and make liberals...
March 7th, 2011 | Books, Featured, Social Justice | Read More

Bordering On Crazy

Bordering On Crazy
SB 1070, the immigration reform bill Arizona governor Jan Brewer signed into law last week, is awful. Feel free to read it yourself (it’s not an overly difficult law to understand), but here are some important excerpts: “Requires a reasonable attempt to be made to determine the immigration...
April 27th, 2010 | Essays, Featured | Read More

An Open Letter to the Grand Old Party, Part I

An Open Letter to the Grand Old Party, Part I
Dear G.O.P., You probably don’t know this but you and I haven’t been on speaking terms lately. The last Presidential Election rattled me hard. I had genuine interest in McCain until I realized that 2008 Candidate McCain had little in common with 2000 Candidate McCain. The stunt of  suspending...
March 26th, 2010 | Essays, Featured | Read More

The Bible as Idol

The Bible as Idol
The Bible: Maybe the most dangerous idol? In Exodus 20, the very first of God’s ten commandments is His declaration that we must “have no other gods”, and right on the heels of that, we’re warned against “graven images”, which is a warning against fabricating gods...
November 1st, 2009 | Featured, Meditations | Read More

The Weekly Standard’s "Post-Modern Prophet"

On Friday, The Weekly Standard ran a piece on Don Miller, calling him the post-modern prophet and “the Evangelical Left’s poster boy,” along with soggy host of other epithets. “Miller’s implied comfort with same-sex marriage and seeming apathy about pro-life causes would...
June 1st, 2009 | Blog | Read More

Ayn Rand and Christianity

My senior year in high school, our English teacher had us read Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, a sturdy and wordy book that this particular teacher was, to say the least, a big fan of. I loved the book, and so did most of my class. On the surface, our love for Rand was odd, since The Fountainhead...
March 14th, 2009 | Blog | Read More

Crunchy Cons, by Rod Dreher

I’m a self-proclaimed political junky, so I was especially excited about Rod Drehers Crunchy Cons: How Birkenstocked Burkeans, gun-loving organic gardeners, evangelical free-range farmers, hip homeschooling mamas, right-wing nature lovers, and their diverse tribe of countercultural conservatives...
October 8th, 2007 | Books | Read More

Arthur C. Brooks – Who Really Cares

We’re all familiar with the stereotypes: “Republicans look out for the interests of big business while the Democratic Party is more concerned with the interests of the poor and needy.” Arthur C. Brooks would like to challenge those assumptions. In Who Really Cares, Brooks, a professor...
May 28th, 2007 | Books | Read More