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A meeting of the minds

Today, the news hit the wire that Barak Obama and John McCain, the Democrat and Republican candidates for the upcoming U.S. presidential election, will appear together at Rick Warren's Saddleback church next month for a Q&A, where Warren will "most likely focus his questions on how each candidate arrives at his decisions, where they go for counsel and how they view issues of faith," according to spokesperson Whitney Kelley in the LA Times. Personally, I find this amazing--that the two would appear together in this venue. Yeah, it's politically advantageous for both candidates to put themselves before the evangelical voting block (who, by the way, aren't all voting the same these days), but I can't help but yip for the sheer joy that discussions of faith will hit the mainstream. (Hat tip for this to my good friend, Susie)

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josephmcbee said…
Carmen: I am glad to see this happening. I would rather see someone like John MacArthur moderate though. Warren tends to be a little too...squishy for me. But hey, it's happening and that's what's important.

Also, I saw The Dark Knight and did a spoiler free review over at my blog in case you want to check it out.
Never Settle said…
This country was founded by men of faith. In recent years, many people have fought to separate faith based activities, discussions, and teachings from our government and schools.

The Bible says in Mark 12:17 "And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." Doesn't this support a separation of church and state? I believe it does, but that does not exclude looking closely at a candidate's faith in deciding who to vote for.

I have a personal interest in a candidate's relationship with God and how his/her faith correlates to their personal and political decisions.