So, as if there wasn't enough chatter around the interwebs about politics and religion (and, might I add, their in-many-cases-unholy alliance) I decided to do this little series on faith and politics in the run-up to the election. (The subsequent installments can be found here: Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5)
Now, if you know me (or have ever met me...or possibly glanced at my twitter account...or talked to me in the line at the grocery store), you know that I am...ahem...a passionate person when it comes to politics. Really though, I'm less passionate about politics itself as a discipline, and much more passionate about the values that inform both political conversation and political action. So, it would be a bit silly, if not a bit disingenuous, to completely ignore the giant elephant (and donkey) in the room and avoid any political discussion at all on the blog here.
The whole notion that I wrote about last week of choosing to be loving over choosing to be right has, unfortunately (OK, it’s fortunate, but still terribly inconvenient) started to work its way into every compartment of my life, most recently rearing its devastatingly convicting head in interactions with my boys.
So, there is a certain amount of reflection and introspection involved with being a parent. OK, let's be honest, being a parent lays waste to your best perceptions of yourself, completely reorganizes your priorities, and fundamentally reshapes your worldview. Having two beautiful little boys has certainly done that for me. They've taught me volumes in their short little lives.
I'm super-excited to let you know that I'm going to be a regular contributor over at the Family channel of A Deeper Story. For anybody who's unfamiliar with the Deeper Story crew, their focus is on storyelling at the intersections of faith and life. The family channel, as you can imagine, focuses on telling stories about what it means to live a life of faith in the context of family. The groups of contributors over there is incredible, and they represent virtually every conception of "family" that you can imagine. You should definitely head over and hang out some time. It's a great little community of folks - one of those rare, nice corners of the interwebz.