Christianity and politics

The evangelical Christian charity Anchored North is targeting teens with anti-queer messages.
Days before Congress adjourned for its August recess, Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) sent a copy of the Bible to all 535 members of Congress, calling on lawmakers to reflect on “God’s word” when deciding on “policy decisions that impact America’s future.”
“On a daily basis, we contemplate policy decisions that impact America’s future. Our staffs provide us with policy memos
Scripture has a lot to say about how we should treat the widow, the orphan, the sick and the desperately poor. Only in the ideological bubble of conservative Washington would taking food away from them qualify as Biblical.
Having visited this metaphorical space in my own city of Portland, I am moved by what I've witnessed: liberal secularists setting aside their suspicion of evangelicals and going to work with them to improve public schools and bring health care to the poor.
In May, the elderly evangelist was featured in an ad supporting a North Carolina referendum that would ban gay marriage. Mark
The origin of the word and its usage in Christianity for millennia suggests something quite different from what we might initially think. And what it really means has profound implications for what it means to be a Christian in the world and how we should conceive of being "church."
Our process of making decisions that involve our faith and our civic life is flawed almost beyond repair, and our focus on what we consider Christian issues instead of on doing politics in a Christian fashion has brought us to this point of division.
According to recent surveys, most of the public -- and even most clergy -- agrees that churches are not the place for politics
The crisis is real. Like Andrew Sullivan, I feel its sad and frustrating urgency. But I also know the hope of possibility, for every crisis bears the promise of something new.
By Nicole Neroulias c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) Has America gotten more religious, or just American politics? The
Being a registered Independent is a practical, tangible way to declare our independence from poisonous partisanship; it can also be an opportunity to consciously reaffirm our allegiance to Christ in all things.
The church is the social institution that should deal with the social ills of society. It has a long history of providing for those in need.
By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service (RNS) Are Christianity and capitalism a marriage made in heaven, as some conservatives
Huckabee has decided to take Romney to task, not only as a way to settle an old score, but to fire a warning shot across Romney's brow in preparation for the 2012 Republican primary.