I don't write (or preach) a whole lot about politics because I generally find the political co-opting of the American Church that has taken place over my lifetime both tragic and dangerous. I also find that if people are going to get irrational it will be over political dialogue, so I avoid the divisiveness it creates.
But a friend sent me a link to a very well written blog post regarding the August 28 "Restoring Honor" rally held in Washington DC this weekend by Glenn Beck. There are two things I like about the post. The first is that it speaks beautifully to many of the things that make me very uncomfortable about Beck and Christians who are supportive of the movement he represents.
The second thing I like is that Russell Moore is the Dean of Theology at Southern Baptist Seminary and the pastor of a church. There's another PRACTITIONER DEAN out there! How cool is that, even if he is Southern Baptist :).
Here is the link to his very thoughtful post: http://www.russellmoore.com/2010/08/29/god-the-gospel-and-glenn-beck/