- Poverty. There are more than 2,000 verses in the Bible that talk about how we treat the poor and oppressed.
- War. From the biblical prophets to Jesus, there is, at least, a [naive? unrealistic?] hope for beating our swords into instruments of peace.
- Life. "Choosing life" is a constant biblical theme. And there are many that consistently threaten it in addition to abortion.
- Environment. Isaiah was right. The earth is growing old like a garment. But that doesn't mean we should continue to trash it.
- Slavery. Every human being is made in the image of God. But today there are more people [27 million to be specific; mostly women and children] trapped in sexual and economic slavery than ever before in human history.
- Family. Who will speak to marital fidelity, strong parenting, and family values without blaming 2% of the population [that is gay] for 98% of the problems [that may be heterosexual but obviously just as broken and dysfunctional]?
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
What's Our Job On Election Day?
Some pastors of churches distribute voting guides. While I'm not going to do that [though I hope you Buckeyes will still vote YES on Issue 5!!!], what I will remind you in preparation for Election Day next week is that in any election we face imperfect choices. That's why as a person of faith, I believe it's my job to choose the persons I believe most reflect the most things I'm sure God cares about. Here, for what they're worth, are some of my things: