If you missed the Saddleback Forum last weekend like we did, here’s your chance to catch up on it. I found this website that allows you to watch the forum and decide for yourself. I’ve been reading the Faith of Barack Obama
You can read the introduction by clicking on the read button.
Something I’ve really struggled with this year is the seeming need to demonize a candidate based on his religion. This book had a great chapter on The Four Faces of Faith. It helped get a perspective on John McCain. If anyone wants the first 48 pages, email me. I have them somewhere in my inbox and permission to forward them. I’ll post more complete thoughts about the book next week. Let me put it this way — it’s been very eye opening and thought provoking.
Brandilyn Collins has some great insights on her blog. I agree with what she says and Rick Warren that it’s time to be able to discuss religion without taking things to an extreme.
Anyway, after watching the forum, I’m finally getting excited about this campaign. Our friend David Jolly told us last October that John McCain was who we should get behind, and I honestly thought he was crazy. After listening to this forum, I’m ready to get involved and do my part. What an interesting political cycle.