Election 2020

No, This Election Is Not a ‘Battle for the Heart and Soul of America’

No, This Election Is Not a ‘Battle for the Heart and Soul of America’

The phrase “This election is a battle for the heart and soul of America,” is nothing short of misleading. Politicians claiming that a political election is for the heart and soul of the nation assumes that the heart and soul of the nation belongs to political parties, politicians or institutions of government. Nothing, and I mean nothing, could be farther from the truth.

6 Takeaways from the First Night of the Democratic National Convention

Bernie Sanders, 6 takeaways from night one of the DNC

The Democratic National Convention kicked off its four-night event on Monday. Though the pandemic has forced the convention to reinvent itself virtually, the party assembled to officially nominate Joe Biden as its candidate.

The convention did not go lightly on Donald Trump, chiding him for his relationship with Black Americans and his handling of the coronavirus.

Here are a few takeaways from the evening:

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History Isn’t Only Watching Kamala Harris; ‘History Has Its Eyes on You’

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In the Broadway show Hamilton, as Gen. George Washington gives Alexander Hamilton his military command, he encourages and cautions the ambitious Hamilton:

“I know that we can win. I know that greatness lies in you. But remember from here on in, history has its eyes on you.”

Joe Biden's Vice Presidential pick, Sen. Kamala Harris, would be wise to remember this stanza — not with visions of grandeur or ego-puffing pride, but in humility-inducing reflection about her responsibility to the people of this land, the patriots that have gone before and the principles that make our united history all possible.

'Thy Will Be Done': How to Pray for the Church and Our Nation

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The next opportunity for the church to, as Chuck Colson often said, “be the church,” is to parents and children as the school year starts. “The Church that figures out how to care for kids and parents,” Pastor Rick argued, “will have the ear of America.” I think he’s right, and even more, I needed to be reminded that despite all the chaos of this culture moment, the work of the Church cannot be stopped.