Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Real Sign

In the 80s Franky Schaeffer, the son of one of the greatest Christian thinkers of the 2oth Century, Francis Schaeffer, wrote a book entitled Addicted To Mediocrity

  • Addicted was written to evangelicals challenging them to break out of the box of narrow thinking with regard to reaching "the world," culturally and otherwise.

    I want to borrow this idea and apply it to those, particularly blacks, who are looking at race in America today. I am specifically speaking to the thought put forward by many that America will be judged on how far it has come by whether we elect a black president or not. I beg to differ and offer a counter idea. Is it possible to judge how far we have come by how we react if we do not elect a black president.

    If Barack Obama is elected President in November it will be a great milestone in our history, however, it will be too easy to say Hallelujah, we have arrived. That will last until the first time he runs into a rough patch with legislative battle with the Republicans in congress. The first reaction will be to say that "they are only opposed to him based upon his race." I assure you that this will be held up throughout his term in office.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Obama vs. Palin- Whooda Thunk It

  • Super Barack vs. Mighty Sarah

    So it has come to this.
    If we were to rewind the clock by 2 weeks, the political landscape of America would look very different and actually very simple compared to where it is today. Just a mere two weeks ago we were deep into the Democratic National Convention, the Clintons were repairing the breach, we were awaiting the grand coronation of Barack Obama, and things were looking very good for the Democratic Party. But as an old friend of mine used to say, "what a difference a day can make." With one decision, one announcement, and one speech, John McCain turned the entire world, as we know it, upside down. With the out of the box, out of left field, and frankly maybe out of this world, choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate John McCain still has us reeling.
    Barack Obama has been hopelessly diminished.
    We now have John McCain essentially running unopposed, and Barack Obama running against Sarah Palin. VP candidate Joe what's his name has been vaporized. It is as if he does not even exist. I guess he is now running against Joe Lieberman who is not even running.
    While all of this truly bodes well for the GOP, it is not time to get arrogant and cocky. There is still lots of work to be done.