The Presidential Race, American Christianity, and Adventism

The Presidential Race, American Christianity, and Adventism

It’s a presidential election season here in the US. The candidates from the two major parties, Democrat and Republican, have all put forth their credentials for the voters to decide on their eligibility for the highest office in the country. As can be expected, the candidates have vigorously defined, defended, and redefined their past, present, and

Ben Carson’s Complex Identity

Ben Carson’s Complex Identity

I can still remember my mother reading to me from the book Gifted Hands, Dr. Ben Carson’s chronicle of his rise from the ghettos of Detroit to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he served as the director of pediatric neurosurgery. It was a story so powerful that it resonated with even me: a white kid in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. The book’s likely

Pope Francis, Catholicism, and the American Political Landscape

Pope Francis, Catholicism, and the American Political Landscape

According to the Pew Research Center, more than 78 percent of Americans have a positive view of the current pope. It is no surprise that ever since the House Speaker, John Boehner, announced Pope Francis’s agreement to speak to a joint U.S. Congress on Sept. 24, 2015, there seems to be a “Francis Effect” taking place both in U.S. politics and among