Daniel Darling, author, pastor, speaker / Posts tagged "conservatives"

The Church and Health Care

This election cycle, health care has dominated the news. We've had the nomination of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, whose state health care plan was considered a liability in the GOP primary. We've had the conservative opposition to President Obama's health care plan (now universally labeled Obamacare, even by supporters). And then we recently had the very surprising verdict of the Supreme Court to uphold Obamacare, with the majority opinion written by conservative justice, John Roberts. How should Christians think about this issue? I've been a bit conflicted. On the one hand, most evangelicals are against Obamacare, mainly because it is seen as a one-size-fits-all government takeover of the health care industry. I've read a lot of evangelicals who lament the loss of our freedom, with a government empowered to make us buy insurance. There is also much concern about the HHS mandates which force religious institutions to cover the cost...

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Unsolicited Advice for the New House Majority

photo © 2009 republicanconference | more info(via: Wylio) So, another election and this time, the Republicans are the victors. And many evangelicals are doing happy dances all across the country, mainly because this was more of a conservative victory than a Republican one. The question now becomes, what do we do now? Campaigning is more fun and much easier than governing. Now the hard part, the real work begins. Nobody in new speaker, John Boehner's office is soliciting my advice, nor should they. But, if they were, this is what I would tell the new Republican leadership: 1) Lead firmly, but humbly. It's only been a couple of days since their victory, so we're not sure how Speaker-elect Boehner will lead, but I like what I've seen so far in that he's been humble. He realizes the country isn't just beside themselves in love with Republicans or even conservatives. They have a...

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