Posts tagged "rick perry"

A Very Perry Christmas

Ashley Baxstrom:  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Christmas tree lots sprouting up like weeds, Christmas lights hung on trees in every wannabe-hip-neighborhood in the five boroughs, a whole new set of Christmas displays in the Macy’s windows. And of course, the turtledove on top:  pundits and politicians decrying the "War on Christmas." There...

The Thing About Dominionism…

At The Wild Hunt Jason Pitzl-Waters gives us a wrap-up of all the Dominionism hoopla of the past few weeks.  It's a good summary and a great source if you're just now trying to figure it out.  Pitzl-Waters also goes directly to the most important aspect of this conversation:  how would the individual beliefs...

Dominionism: One More Response Response

Abby Ohlheiser: If the Book of Mormon and Romney's early campaign were a Mormon Moment, the past few weeks have been something of a "Dominionism" moment. Dominionism, a generalized term for a collection of Charismatic Christian movements that treat the structure and power of civil government, media, and other significant institutions as mission field,...

Dominionism Isn’t Just an Evangelical Thing

There's an awful lot of commentary about the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and Dominionism lately, thanks to Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann's prayerful entry into the GOP presidential race.  Most of it is not contextualized nor historically accurate, or like this odd retort--by A. Larry Ross, Billy Graham's long-time media representative, to a Michelle Goldberg column...

Perry’s Cross-Section of the Body of Christ

by Abby Ohlheiser Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, hugged the praise musicians one by one as he took the stage for a second time at The Response two weekends ago, a day-long prayer and fasting rally in Houston, funded by the American Family Association (AFA).  He had amassed a crowd of over 30,000 who were happy,...

Safe Words

Abby Ohlheiser: All the religious language of the last fortnight's Perry and Ames fest '11 (or should that be '12) made me click on this tweet (despite the parenthetical clue) without thinking for a second that it would be a comment on anything other than something Bachmann or Perry have talked about recently....