The Mero Moment: The Politicization of Our Faith – June 30, 2016

Perhaps like me, you were a bit puzzled to hear news of a group of conservative religious leaders meeting with Donald Trump a week or so ago. They were concerned about his stance on issues such as abortion and transgender rights. The group of religious leaders was comprised largely, if not entirely, of evangelicals – people such as Mike Huckabee, Franklin Graham, James Robison, Ralph Reed and Tony Perkins. After the meeting one of Trump’s earliest evangelical supporters, Jerry Falwell Jr., along with new Trump convert Ralph Reed were on…

Musings on faith and politics

“One cannot tell which is more difficult, to cause a stone to speak or to get a politician to stop speaking”. – Ancient Roman Proverb This past week brought interesting and thought-provoking experiences. My wife and I love to travel and visit with people across the country from all walks of life. A trip from our Utah home to the east coast, a former residence decades ago, brought visits with family, old friends and new acquaintances. The main reason for the trip was the celebration of a traditional Jewish wedding…