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" Clinton's successor in the White House, George W. Bush, was committed to expanding government spending for faith-based initiatives. "
" Young Evangelicals, especially, are breaking ranks with older Evangelicals (over 40) and are more and more leaning towards voting Democratic. "
" Evangelicals need to take a good look at what their issues are. Are they really being faithful to Jesus? Are they being faithful to the Bible? "
" I'm a minister, and I serve as a minister in addition to being a university professor. "
" In the past, the Republican Party has depended on unified support at election time from Evangelical Christians. But times are changing! "
" Who's to say that there is any more support for Freud's psychoanalytic concept of the superego than there is for that old time religion that asserted that there is a God who ordains what is right and wrong, and that His righteousness endures for all generations? "
" I don't doubt that God can bring good out of tragedies, but the Bible is clear that God is not the author of evil! "
" I think it goes back to the fact that the evangelical community often does not have a biblical vision of God. "
" In short, I'm not sure that the abortion problem can be solved by legislation. I think it can only be solved through moral persuasion. "
" That's what they do in Europe. You go down to the city hall and you become legally connected. You have a civil union there. Then, if you're religious, you go down to the church, and the church blesses the union. That gets the problem solved. "
" I am looking for suggestions on what we can do about extremists within our own society. They cannot be ignored. "
" The two hot issues are the gay issue and the abortion issue. These are the two defining issues in the evangelical community these days. I'm sure that these hot buttons will be pushed, time and time again. "
" Certain things happened in the early church. Women who had never had any freedom suddenly have the ability to stand up and speak and be treated as equals within the life of the church. "
" Often, we ignore the fact that our spiritual condition and psychological state of mind are highly affected by what is happening to us physically. Sometimes depression is simply the result of exhaustion. "
" When leading evangelicals say terrible things about Islam, evil things about Islam, terrible things about Muhammad, they ought to be ashamed of themselves. "
" To prevent discussion of any other explanations of human origins is hardly what I would expect from open-minded educators. "
" In religious circles, depression is often deemed to be a spiritual condition that can be cured with prayer. "
" My task as a citizen is to get the government to do more good and less inefficient and wasteful work. "
" Jesus is the only Savior, but not everybody who is saved by Him is aware that He is the one who is doing the saving. "
" I contend the state ought to do its thing and provide legal rights for all couples who want to be joined together for life. The church should bless unions that it sees fit to bless, and they should be called marriages. "
" Lies and distortions can be spread, via the Internet, in an inexpensive way, and the effects are astounding. "
" What is especially important is addressing the question of how religion can be enforced through political means and what can be done to create a political environment that, on the one hand, acknowledges the role of religion in society, while on the other hand does not impose one religion on the populace at the expense of all others. "
" It has been said that people never do evil with more enthusiasm than when they do it in the name of God. "
" Those issues are biblical issues: to care for the sick, to feed the hungry, to stand up for the oppressed. I contend that if the evangelical community became more biblical, everything would change. "
" I don't think that John Kerry is the Messiah or the Democratic Party is the answer, but I don't like the evangelical community blessing the Republican Party as some kind of God-ordained instrument for solving the world's problems. "
" If marriage really is a sacred institution, then why is the government controlling it, especially in a nation that affirms separation of church and state? "
" A strong case can be made for religious leaders to speak out on political issues. "
" When there is conflict between what God requires and the demands of the government, each of us has an important decision to make concerning taxes. "
" And we've got to ask ourselves some very serious questions as to whether or not certain religious leaders, in terms of raising money - I hate to bring this up - are pushing hot buttons. "
" The Jesus of the Scripture transcends all nations and calls all nations into judgment. "
" Perhaps we would do well to listen to the likes of Rabbi Harold Kushner, who contends that God is not really as powerful as we have claimed. "