December 15, 2017

Lies, Damn Lies, and …

To paraphrase Mark Twain, “There are lies, there are damn lies, and there is the American political process.” Jesus said, “Let your yes mean yes, and your no mean no. Anything more than this comes from the evil one” (Matt. 5:37). How can anyone claiming to follow his teachings possibly support the American political process? […]

David Brooks Nails It

In his July 30 New York Times article, columnist David Brooks quotes Peggy Noonan and agrees with her when she says about this year’s presidential election: “It’s incredibly consequential and incredibly boring all at the same time.” Brooks gives the following reasons why he concurs with this observation: Intellectual stagnation: “…our big government/ small government […]

Mixed Marriage Messages

What an interesting cast of characters and what a conflicted conversation we’ve had in recent history in American presidential politics when it comes to the subject of marriage. It wasn’t too long ago, we had public hearings about adulterous liaisons in the Clinton White House. This year we are being treated to the spectacle of […]

Senator Lugar’s Lament

Veteran Indiana Republican Senator Richard Lugar, known for his bipartisan spirit and statesmanship, lost his primary race Tuesday to a strident Tea Party candidate after a bitterly contested campaign. In Lugar’s concession speech, he summarized his fears for a nation in which partisan groups at both ends of the spectrum are “dominating the political debate […]

Dueling Political Media

Today, two clever, attention-getting media offerings, capturing opposite perspectives on the role of government in American life. First, from the right…     After the jump, the left strikes back…

Open Mic: Evangelical Voters and Gingrich in S.C.

In our ongoing conversation about our faith and its relation to the 2012 election year events, I thought today we’d give the community a chance to discuss Newt Gingrich’s win in Saturday’s South Carolina Republican primary. Exit polls make it clear that the evangelical vote made a huge difference in this contest. Here are some […]

Daniel Jepsen on “How I became Non-Political”

I see the presidential election season is heating up.  Soon, it will be a two-man race, Obama versus a candidate to be named later. I find I care less each election cycle. Now, don’t get me wrong. I still vote, and I do so after a good deal of reading about the candidate’s positions.  But […]

Daniel Jepsen on Newt Gingrich, the Religious Right, and Rank Hypocrisy

NOTE FROM CM: Oh boy, another presidential election year is upon us in the good ol’ US of A! Here at Internet Monk, we don’t usually talk much about politics. It was the Apostle Paul who warned us, “Avoid the profane chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge…” (1Tim 6:20). It seems to […]