10 Most Important Obama Faith Moments

100 days are up….

From expanding the White House’s faith-based office to opening his rallies with prayer, Barack Obama has embraced faith in a more visible way than any other president in recent memory. At the same time, Obama’s actions on a variety of fronts, from abortion policy to accepting a speaking invitation at Notre Dame—a prestigious Roman Catholic university—have outraged religious conservatives. The confluence of these two phenomena have made for an explosion of “faith moments” in the first 100 days of Obama’s presidency. Here are the 10 most important.—Dan Gilgoff

Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

2 thoughts on “10 Most Important Obama Faith Moments

  1. Again, what we do is more important than what we say. Obama has been remarkably consistent with his pre-election statements. He’s set straight to work to deliver on promises made. Steady and strong, comfortable with who he is, he has no need to instill fear, bully and insist that staff sign loyalty oaths.

    On faith, I feel he’s a “big picture” Christian. To endorse torture, to ignore failing schools, to sweep poverty under the rug are inherently un-Christian behaviors.

    You can invoke Christ’s name until the second coming and if your behavior is out of step with his teachings, no matter what you say you believe or who you believe is your savior, IMO, you’re going to be surprised.

    He’s not an empty suit. I give his first 100 two thumbs up. And I think he’s honest about much more than just his faith.

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