7 Things Christians Need to Remember About Politics

How to be in the world, not of the world, in a culture of political vitriol. Read More

Speaking at the Siri Fort auditorium in India, President Barack Obama addressed some of the accusations of his personal faith and encouraged religious tolerance in India. “In our lives, Michelle and I have been strengthened by our Christian faith,” he said. “But there have been times that my faith has at times been questioned by people who don’t know me or they’ve said I adhere to a different religion—as if that were somehow a bad thing.”

Obama went on to encourage India to embrace those of all faiths. “Our nations are strongest when we see that we are all God’s children—all equal in His eyes and worthy of His love,” he said. “Across our two great countries, we have Hindus and Muslims, Christians and Sikhs, and Jews and Buddhists, and Jains and so many faiths. And we remember the wisdom of Gandhi, [who said], ‘For me, the different religions are beautiful flowers from the same garden, or they are branches of the same majestic tree.'" You can hear the full speech here ... Discuss

Obama, Gay Marriage and the Church

Joel Hunter, President Obama's pastoral counsel, responds to the president's endorsement of same-sex marriage Read More

Apparently, The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has a list of cults on its website for people who are interested in knowing who the Billy Graham Evangelical Association believes to be cults. And their list was recently updated to remove Mormonism, which happened about the same time Graham took out a full page ad in the Wall Street Journal, that read "As I approach my 94th birthday, I realize this election may be my last. I believe it is vitally important that we cast our ballots for candidates who base their decisions on biblical principles and support the nation of Israel. I urge you to vote for those who protect the sanctity of life and support the biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman." In the meantime, Graham's son, Franklin Graham, wrote a column in which he asked, "So, can an evangelical Christian vote for a Mormon? My answer is yes, for if a biblically faithful evangelical could only vote for a candidate who was perfectly aligned theologically, he or she would be unable to cast a vote for president on November 6" ... Discuss

What's the Point of Politics?

As political ambivalence grows among young adults, Washington rolls on as usual. But what will it take for young people—especially young Christians—to trust politics again? Read More

Jesus for President 2012

Shane Claibourne and Chris Haw on why we need a new political imagination. Read More