Believe it or not, I was pretty hesitant to discuss anything political on my blog at first. Not that I have much of a readership, but still, I'm very well aware that the moment you start getting into politics you're starting to wade into controversial waters that may further divide theists. For a while I thought it would be possible to avoid that altogether, save for the more unavoidably political topics (gay marriage, etc.)
But the more I thought about it, the more it seemed like a bad idea. I don't think the left wing and right wing divide among Christians can really be ignored, but at the same time I'd like to transcend it. It's a challenge, but hell, what's wrong with trying to meet a challenge? And, oddly enough, no one else seems to be trying to meet it. I don't see many conservatives trying to talk to liberals (except to condemn them) or liberals trying to talk to conservatives (except trying to belittle or talk down to them). That needs to change, and it's a tricky thing to change it.