I know that this will likely open a can of worms, but I have got to ask…

Don Miller, author of Blue Like Jazz, did the opening prayer for the Democratic National Convention. If you are familiar with Miller’s work then you probably know that he has been labeled as somewhat controversial in his practice of Christianity. In his view, he is practicing Christianity the way that Jesus would have intended. Others simply reject his somewhat “emergent” perspectives.

Then there is the question regarding the faith of the Democratic party. While holding typically anti-Christian values when dealing with issues such as gay marriage, and abortion, many question whether mainstream Chrsitianity can wholeheartedly embrace a Democratic candidate for President of the United States. So there seems to be a conflict of interest.

Check out the prayer that Miller made at the DNC…

What are your thoughts on this? Does this prayer mean anything to you? Does it say anything about the faith-values of the Democratic party? Was this simply a cheap attempt to make political issues appear as faith issues in order to attract Christian voters? Or was Miller spot on with his requests of the Lord? Where do you stand on an event like this?

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by Dan King time to read: 1 min