Why Am I Blogging?

I’m going to start off by protecting my privacy just a bit and I won’t say too much about my biography. At least not at first. I’ve never blogged before and I’m just kind of feeling my way through the process. Nevertheless, a few details shall be provided that I hope will place subsequent entries in context.

I’m 48 years old. I work with computers. I play percussion with my church worship team. I’m a white guy married to a beautiful Hispanic woman and we are expecting our first child in late December/early January. I’m an evangelical Christian who voted for Obama and I’ve been feeling rather alienated from so many of my fellow evangelicals because of my political beliefs.

So why am I blogging? First, I love movies and music and would like to share my thoughts on works of art that stir my soul and make me feel alive. Besides, I’ve always wanted to write film and music criticism. So why not?

The other thing that I’m going to be blogging about is my belief that an unholy alliance between evangelical Christians and the Republican party is causing the church and our nation great harm. It’s time for a divorce. God is not one to say that the ends justify the means. It is not acceptable for Christians to align themselves with a political party that embraces xenophobia, that has racist tendencies, that foments violence, and that uses ideological speech (lies) to spread fear and loathing. 

I guess that I’m going to try to explain why I’ve left the Republican party behind me and become a strong supporter of President Obama, even though many of my fellow evangelicals believe that it’s not possible to be both a Christian and a Democrat. I believe that it is and if you occasionally read my blogs entries you’ll discover why I believe the way I do.

May our future conversations be civil and enlightening and precious!

Timothy

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6 Responses to “Why Am I Blogging?”

  1. Dulce Says:

    I am so excited that you are blogging! I appreciate your ability to articulate the thoughts of so many of us blue Christians in a way that is full of grace and salt. I am looking forward to future posts.

  2. Ruth Says:

    I look forward to reading more about your thoughts. As a resident of the UK and watching the political developments in the US, I have to rely on 2nd hand information. I have to say I have been fascinated to hear the opinions of Christian Bush supporters and am eager to hear of the ‘other side’. There are however deep reservations about Obama’s Spiritual state and motives and would be interested to hear your views. In the mean time, God bless your endeaours to keep unburdening… remember Christ has born the ultimate burden, PRAISE HIM! Your sister in Christ, Ruth

  3. Maria Says:

    Dulce sent me over, and I have a feeling I will be sticking around! I’m a blue Christian too. 🙂

  4. Anita Says:

    I know you personally and know that you are someone who thinks deeply. So I would like to hear you views. I am not a blue christian but I do carry around a certain amount of fear about the world we live in and where I fit into it all. I used to follow politics very closely. Now I get a sick feeling if I don’t step back from it. I don’t know what to believe sometimes. I would like to read your views. Thanks for writing.

  5. Joseph Bojang Says:

    Tim, I look forward to reading the other post.

    I did, however, find some irony in this statement “It is not acceptable for Christians to align themselves with a political party that embraces xenophobia, that has racist tendencies, that foments violence, and that uses ideological speech (lies) to spread fear and loathing.” Since the blog is titled BLUEchristian.

    I will say up front, I consider myself to be an Independent, that leans right and left on certain issue. I can’t wait to read the other post. Look forward to discussing with you.

  6. Anne Says:

    hello there! interesting to see you blog! while i am not a democrat (for a variety of reasons) I agree the republican party has damaged itself with a host of problems– in voting these days you have to decide for yourself which is the lesser of two evils–i cannot vote because i am not a citizen–ideally i would like to see more political parties to choose from– i think now would be a good time for that to happen. when i voted for norway this fall on the ballot there were about 20 different political parties to choose from. 5 or 6 six of those are the largest parties with the rest being smaller voices, but they all get a chance to be heard and represented in their parliamentary system.

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