Thursday, September 25, 2008

i feel the need to share

this video:


if you don't already know who he is, this is a guy by the name of donald miller. he's written several books, two of which are searching for god knows what and blue like jazz. both books i have read and completely shook me up... revolutionized and strengthened my faith. i also had the privelege of seeing him speak at a conference at willow creek. he's the real deal if you haven't read his books, start with blue like jazz. it's truly amazing.

anyway, donald miller gave the convocation at the democratic national convention. a seemingly bold move. i was really encouraged to hear that he's "there". and to find this video and hear his statements on why he's supporting obama. not completely surprised though. from the beginning i've really liked barack obama. i like his style. yes, he's a good speaker. he's also a good leader. and his wife, michelle... she seems to be amazing.

but i'm surrounded by people who support mccain. in a town like lubbock, tx if you claim to be a christian you're expected to vote republican. period. but i've chosen to go to the "dark side".

recently i found a website called votesmart.org. this website is a comprehensive record of all candidates. you can go through lists of how those candidates have voted on issues, statements they've made... etc. it's a great research tool. i encourage you to do what i did... instead of blindly supporting a candidate (which i was), do your research. know why your supporting a candidate. i did that and i feel even stronger that barack obama should be our next president.

3 comments:

katemcdonald said...

Found your blog through Marla's...

Thanks for posting this..there's been a healthy debate of sorts about politics on my blog in recent weeks. I don't know who I am voting for yet, but I appreciate Christians who dont' think there is only one RIGHT way to vote!

Mandy said...

Thank you SO much for sharing this. I love Blue Like Jazz, and I'm one of those Christians who is leaning toward Obama and surrounded by friends and family who would think I'm nuts. If they only knew. :)

Mandy said...

Wanted to add that I think I stumbled upon your blog via Elsie's. Are you signed up for her class as well?