Letter from the Editors, October 2016

Dear Readers, Thank you for joining us this month as we discuss faith and politics. We hope you’ll appreciate engaging with a few different perspectives in our pieces this month. We’d love to hear your thoughts in response via comments, emails, etc. Faith and politics are difficult topics for many people to discuss, so we’re thankful to our contributors for sharing their thoughts so publically. Information … Continue reading Letter from the Editors, October 2016

Jesus in the Midst

By Georgia Lee Proposition V: Tax on Distributing Sugar-Sweetened Beverages. Proposition Q : Prohibiting tents on sidewalks. Proposition W: Real Estate Transfer Tax on Properties Over $5 Million. Proposition 67: Ban on Single-use Plastic Bags. Proposition 62: Repeal of the Death Penalty. Presidents, Senators, Representatives, Judges, School Board Members, City Supervisors… This election I have decisions to make about 51 positions and propositions. Voting : … Continue reading Jesus in the Midst

Where Love Resides

By Brent Andrews Generally speaking, I do not consider myself a particularly political person. I like to think that I am civically engaged and conscious; however, I have never wanted to hold a position in any office or run for county mayor. I try not to avoid political discourse all of the time because I think it has the power to bring up interesting conversation, … Continue reading Where Love Resides

Radical Love in Daily Politics

By Hailey Joy Scandrette I first remember really becoming aware of politics as a concept when I was 10. It was 2004, and there was an election going on. I had a couple friends whose parents talked about politics a lot at home, and who had learned to mimic conversations about politics pretty well. It all seemed very cynical and intimidating to me. The wild … Continue reading Radical Love in Daily Politics

October Prompt, 2016: Faith and Politics

Submissions are due on Friday October 28th.  This month we thought it would be appropriate to delve into a relevant and complicated topic: faith and politics. We realize that this is a potentially charged topic, but we think that recognizing how  politics fit into our faith (and vice versa) is an important part of learning to engage with the world in a way that reflects God’s love. … Continue reading October Prompt, 2016: Faith and Politics