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.