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Why Vote, Jeff Taylor Nov 2018

Why Vote, Jeff Taylor

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"Voting makes a statement—whether I am on the winning side or losing side—about truth and justice, even though it is only a small statement."

Posting about exercising the right and privilege to vote from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/why-vote-2/


Citizenship, Identity, And Populism, Jeff Taylor Jul 2017

Citizenship, Identity, And Populism, Jeff Taylor

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"We can recognize that no party or ideology has a monopoly on truth, and that even our political opponents are right about some things."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­our fallen earthly kingdom from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

http://inallthings.org/citizenship-identity-and-populism/


Sphere Sovereignty And The Electoral College, Donald Roth Feb 2017

Sphere Sovereignty And The Electoral College, Donald Roth

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"Rather than just winning a majority of the popular vote of an undifferentiated populace, the President is actually elected by representatives of the States."

Posting about authority in government from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/sphere-sovereignty-and-the-electoral-college/


Can We Be Pragmatic And Prophetic In The Age Of Trump?, Donald Roth Jan 2017

Can We Be Pragmatic And Prophetic In The Age Of Trump?, Donald Roth

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"I would urge Christians in America to maintain a pragmatic optimism while taking great care to preserve a prophetic presence in the social order."

Posting about moving forward after the recent presidential election from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/can-we-be-pragmatic-and-prophetic-in-the-age-of-trump/


Why I'M Not Voting (For President), Donald Roth Nov 2016

Why I'M Not Voting (For President), Donald Roth

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"Choosing not to vote is not (necessarily) failing to engage the political system, and, while I hope I don’t feel compelled to do it again in the future, I am confident in my decision not to vote for a candidate for president this coming election."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­reasons for not voting in this year's presidential election from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/why-im-not-voting-for-president/


Historical And Ideological Context Of Donald Trump, Jeff Taylor Oct 2016

Historical And Ideological Context Of Donald Trump, Jeff Taylor

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How do we explain the Donald Trump phenomenon? When he announced his candidacy for president, no one believed that he had a realistic chance to enter the White House. He was viewed as a joke candidate running an ego-driven campaign to promote his brand and his reality television show. He stunned everyone by defeating 16 opponents for the Republican presidential nomination—most of whom were respected professional politicians. He did this despite increasing opposition and hysteria from the GOP establishment, DC-based conservative pundits, neoconservatives, the Bush family, Fox News, the mainstream media, Wall Street, and the Democratic Party. He became ...


What Does Social Democrat Mean?, David Schelhaas Jul 2016

What Does Social Democrat Mean?, David Schelhaas

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"Social democrats see the state as playing a major role in creating a good and just society, often using taxes to pay for the public services and other social changes they desire."

Posting about the merits of a social democracy from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/what-does-social-democrat-mean/


Only Christians Need Apply?, Jeff Taylor Apr 2016

Only Christians Need Apply?, Jeff Taylor

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"Should Christians only vote for Christians? Is it ever appropriate, or even beneficial, for us to vote for a candidate who is not a Christian?"

Posting about what to value in a political candidate from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/only-christians-need-apply/


Wasting My Vote: Why I Am An "Independent", Jason Lief Oct 2015

Wasting My Vote: Why I Am An "Independent", Jason Lief

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"What gives shape to my political views are issues of justice: caring for the poor, the widow, and the orphan."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­issues that influence our voting from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/wasting-my-vote-why-i-am-an-independent/


Upholding The Inartful Drafting Of Obamacare, Donald Roth Jun 2015

Upholding The Inartful Drafting Of Obamacare, Donald Roth

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Posting about ­­­­­­­­a recent challenge to the national Affordable Care Act (ACA) from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/upholding-the-inartful-drafting-of-obamacare/


Free Religion Is Not Free Discrimination, Donald Roth Mar 2015

Free Religion Is Not Free Discrimination, Donald Roth

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"When Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed Indiana’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into law on March 26, it kicked up a firestorm of controversy and is already seeing a wave of backlash... and a variety of other public criticisms sounding the same general concern that this bill is creating a 'license to discriminate' or that it is blatantly 'anti-gay'. But is the rhetoric regarding the Indiana law and the Arkansas bill justified?”

Posting about legislative action and gay rights from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection ...


Imagine A World Where Faith Was More Than Political Eye Candy, Scott Culpepper Mar 2015

Imagine A World Where Faith Was More Than Political Eye Candy, Scott Culpepper

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"What is troubling about Cruz’s appeal and the legacy of conservative evangelical political engagement he seeks to revive is the assumption that a particular set of political values are “Christian” values, that a particular political agenda rather than fidelity to Christian doctrine and ethical principles becomes the test of orthodoxy. For instance, how does a Christian who disagrees with the Senator about immigration issues fit into his definition of how born again Christians vote? Is there room under Cruz’s revival tent for a Christian who sees adoption ministry or sex education as a more effective means of aiding ...


Is The Letter To Iran Treason?, Jeff Taylor Mar 2015

Is The Letter To Iran Treason?, Jeff Taylor

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"Most Republican members of the U.S. Senate have signed a public letter to the Iranian government warning that any agreement with President Obama that is not approved by the Senate is likely to be transitory and counterproductive for all concerned. Under the pretense of helpfully schooling the Iranians on the American constitutional system, the letter is really designed to embarrass President Obama and hinder negotiations between the U.S. and Iran over possible nuclear weapon proliferation. The letter has attracted a lot of attention. Is it unprecedented? Is it treasonous?"

Posting about U.S. foreign policy and integrity in ...


Why Vote?, Jeff Taylor Oct 2014

Why Vote?, Jeff Taylor

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"Does politics have anything to do with faith? Why should a Christian vote? How voting put in the proper perspective, and done with good intent, can be a God-glorifying, community-serving activity."

Posting about voting from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/why-vote/