Mark Driscoll, Barack Obama and the Jealous Disciples

There is a difference between saying to someone “my understanding of Christian faith is different from yours on this issue” and saying “we don’t believe the same thing, so you must not be a Christian.

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Link to article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-emily-c-heath/mark-driscoll-barack-obama-and-the-jealous-disciples_b_2526498.html

Nature Has A Formula That Tells Us When It’s Time To Die

Reminds me of this comedy bit from Steven Wright:

My girlfriend’s weird. One day she asked me, “If you could know how and when you were going to die, would you want to know?”

I said, “No.”

Then she said, “Okay, forget it.”

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Link to article: http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2013/01/22/169976655/nature-has-a-formula-that-tells-us-when-its-time-to-die

How Liberal is President Obama?

From the article:

We find that President Obama is the most ideologically moderate Democratic president in the post-war period…

and

one of the reasons that many of the president’s partisan opponents make the claims that they do is not because Obama is more left-leaning than recent Democrats, but it is because Republicans have become more right-leaning. In other words, the relative vantage point between the parties at the moment is due not to a leftward lurch by the Democrats, but by a rightward move by the the Republicans.

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Image source and link to article: http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/how-liberal-is-president-obama/

Obama claims Reagan legacy as his own

“The point, of course, is not to suggest that Obama is a secret Republican, though I suspect the president respects his conservative predecessor. Rather, I think Obama uses Reagan’s name to reinforce a larger point about just how far today’s Republican Party has strayed from its mainstream past. President Obama, in other words, is laying claim to a Reagan legacy the GOP no longer wants.”

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Image source and link to article: http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/01/18/16584621-obama-claims-reagan-legacy-as-his-own