Signpostings

Relationships in a World of Individualism

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    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
    The rWorld is a New England based, non-profit (in formation), that is composed of a growing number of people and organizations from many faith and ideological backgrounds worldwide. We believe that much of the fulfillment for which women and men are looking can be found by enhancing the quality of our relationships. While the individual freedom we enjoy in the West is a gift, the love and intimacy for which humans yearn will not be found in self-serving materialism or hedonism, but in a variety of healthy relationships.

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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

    I also blog at Sharewik.com

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Evangelicals and the 2016 Election: Walking Backwards Down the Stairs Trying to Get Higher

Posted by Dale Kuehne on June 19, 2017

My op-ed on the role of Religion in the 2016 Presidential Election. Published by Ethos: The Centre of Christianity and Society (Australia)

http://www.ethos.org.au/site/Ethos/filesystem/documents/In-depth/Evangelicals-and-Trump-Keuhne.pdf

Walking backwards down the stairs
Trying to get higher
How can I get anywhere
Walking backwards down the stairs

Watching life elude me
Slipping through my grasp
Oh I know the truth at last
But to reach the top I’ve
Got to stop from

Walking backwards down the stairs
Trying to get higher
How can i get anywhere
Walking backwards down the stairs

People stop to watch me
Wonder what I’m doing
What direction I’m pursuing
I pretend I’m free
But actually I’m

Walking backwards down the stairs
Trying to get higher
How can I get anywhere
Walking backwards down the stairs

Walking Backwards Down the Stairs by Larry Norman from Upon this Rock (1969)

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One Response to “Evangelicals and the 2016 Election: Walking Backwards Down the Stairs Trying to Get Higher”

  1. I think you have again hit some important, neglected points that slip by because they don’t fit the narrative of either of the two dominant cultures trying to control our destinies. There are more groups than two (The Pew results every few years are fascinating), but at least since 1900 it has been a tool of extremists, especially Marxists, to frame everything in terms of two sides.

    I would add that many of the evangelicals and conservative Catholics I know saw the election in terms of tacking back into the wind. They hoped they were right. They hoped they weren’t making things worse. But they were certain that they would no longer support the direction we were going. Time will tell.

    Beer night Thursday if you can make it.

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