Saturday, October 14, 2006

What the World Needs Now...

Is another religion/politics blog, like I need a hole in my head! (sung to Cracker's, "What the World Needs Now") So why me? Why this blog? And if you're here because of a blog search, I'm sorry! There's not much content yet, but I'm working on it.

A couple of years ago the world was introduced to a new term, "values voters," a segment of the population that (gasp!) voted their conscience. It didn't take long before this "new" segment of Americans became commercial, worldly, co-opted by special interests, and the new pop-culture buzzword. Since the '04 election some ministers have become politicians, ministries have become special interests, and being a Christian became more about how you vote than how you live. Now we're on the dawn of mid-terms, and both sides are fighting to capture the value vote.

So what makes me different? After all, aren't I buying into the system by becoming yet another religious/political blog? That's exactly why I'm doing this. To be different. While I'm not ashamed of this being political, I want the dialogue (or would a blog be more of a monologue?) to be more deep and broad than, "W sux!" or, "W rox!" I also want this to be more than just politics, but also how religion ties into pop-culture and what we can learn from what's going on in the world.

The links to the right are a work in progress. So far "resources" are related to the topics I post about, while "blogs" are brothers in Christ whom I respect that post on their convictions and their life. You might notice some of the links look like they don't belong (ACLU????). But I'll talk about that next time. So please come back!

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