The Campaign for Character

Sharon Politics

For the past few weeks–months, really–something has been bubbling up inside of me. Over the weekend, it came to a boil. I think the Spirit is urging me to speak about something, so I have spent a lot of time praying, asking for the right words, and opening my heart to the wisdom of God. In a culture like ours, when listening seems …

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The Terrible Idol of the Entertaining

Sharon Book Reviews, Politics 2 Comments

Well it’s Election Day, a day I have been anxiously awaiting. Yes, I am excited to find out who will be our President, but I am just as excited (perhaps even more excited) that today heralds the END of the election season! I am tired of nasty political ads and I am exhausted by the larger political atmosphere. I completely …

Who Is Your King?

Sharon Current Events, Politics, Worldview 1 Comment

Today my heart is overcome with joy for my African-American brothers and sisters. Whether or not you agree with the policies of President-elect Barack Obama, one thing is for sure–yesterday’s election was a monumental moment in our nation’s history. It brought us one step closer to healing the wounds our nation has inflicted upon African-Americans throughout our history. And for that, …

John Piper on the Presidential Election

Sharon Politics, Theology, Worldview 2 Comments

In these final 24 hours before the 2008 Presidential Election, I thought I’d post the following video of John Piper giving his perspective. He goes straight to the heart of the issues and he does it concisely. It is a perspective that should anchor us when we feel consumed by the emotion and the fear of this time. To view …

To Vote or Not to Vote?

Sharon Current Events, Politics, Worldview 1 Comment

I really debated over whether or not to write this blog. In general, I don’t like to weigh in on political issues. It’s such a distraction from the things that really matter–namely, the Gospel. Government, politicians, and even policies that reflect Christian values–all these things can quickly become idols that supplant Christ. Even so, I decided to throw in my …