Obama’s Deeds, McCain’s Words, Christ’s Teachings


Next Step #11 – August 27, 2008

Politics, Religion, Faith and State – is it all a mix or what? Just over a week ago the two presidential candidates, Obama and McCain, entered into a conversation on faith and politics with Rick Warren of Saddleback Church. In particular, Warren asks each of the men about their faith and what it means to them. McCain says it means that he is “saved and forgiven”. Obama’s response also includes an “obligation to embrace not just words but deeds.” Fr. Vazken makes this question the focus of this episode. Get ready for the Orthodox worldview on faith, salvation, and forgiveness!
The songs in this episode include Spirit in the Dark performed by the Blind Boys of Alabama, and a rendition of Mogats Shogen by the Armenian a cappella group Zulal.

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2 replies
  1. Raffi
    Raffi says:

    Pastor Rick Warren’s book is very good. And reading his book (Purpose Driven Life, and Purpose Driven Church) was inspiring. Every individual needs to ask God’s purpose for his/her life.

    Great podcast Father Vazken!

    Armenian Evangelical Church,
    Christian Endeavour Youth,

  2. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    I tried to read Pastor Rick Warren after a friend sent me his book.

    His writing was not an Orthodox teaching (Apostolic) … and half way in his book made me sick and I ended up throw it in the trash.



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