Category Archives: Political/Social Banter

Nothing fires people up like a little political commentary!

“Magic”

Listened to this song from the Boss this morning on my walking/ train commute to downtown Seattle: “I got a coin in your palm I can make it disappear I got a card up my sleeve Name it and I’ll … Continue reading

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The Commercialization of Christmas

Packed and well-lit shopping malls.  Traffic jams.  Massive holiday ad campaigns.  A scorched earth debate about whether or not there is a “war on Christmas”.  The time of year has arrived again.  Santa Claus and his elves arrive in our … Continue reading

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Potential Electoral College Madness?

For #NeverTrumpers, there is one more far-fetched and extremely improbable scenario that could deny Donald J. Trump the presidency:  a raucous rebellion within the electoral college.  Curious?  Read on. All of us have seen the headlines.  Hillary Clinton has won … Continue reading

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Why I still describe myself as an Evangelical Christian

Emerging out of the wild ride of a presidential election America went on, I published an article chronicling my journey with the GOP party and now my subsequent exit from it.  One of my old friend’s from college and seminary … Continue reading

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“I was an Evangelical Magazine Editor, but now I can’t defend my Evangelical Community” CT Editor Katelyn Beaty speaks out

From the pages of the “Washington Post” comes one of the more thoughtful laments I have seen from a Christian on coming to terms with the election results and everything that means with the political campaign that unfolded during the … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace: Leonard Cohen

Sad news today that the great folk-rock singer Leonard Cohen has passed away.  He was 82 years young and left quite a mark on music as a profound poet. The first time I ever heard of Cohen was way back … Continue reading

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Goodbye GOP: Why Evangelicals should ditch the Republican Party for political independence

I’m a white Evangelical male and an original #nevertrumper. Before I launch into this post, I want to state from the top so that the point is incredibly clear:  I’m not asking Evangelicals to join the Democratic party.  Instead, the … Continue reading

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