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Dear President-elect Obama,

First, congratulations on your successful campaign to become the 44th president of our beloved United States of America. This was a historic election in terms of the massive increase in voter participation as a percentage of the electorate.

I hope you know that there are tens of millions of Americans who did not vote for you who are still very, very pleased that an African-American has been elected president of the United States.

The fact that this could happen in a country with as tragic a racial past as America's says something noble and fine about the American experiment and the glorious "opportunity democracy" it has spawned. After much struggle, we as a nation have chosen together to live up to the promises of our founding document, the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

For those of us who came of age during the Civil Rights Era and were inspired by Dr. King, it is v...

If we want America to be a more righteous nation, there's only one way to do it — win more of her citizens to faith in Christ. We must help people find Jesus and understand that once they have been born-again they should have a different value system, one based on biblical truth.

Their new biblically-informed worldview should impact every area of their lives. Among the many things that should be influenced is how and for what reasons they cast their ballots. Yet as Christians, our ultimate allegiance is to Jesus Christ alone, not to any political party or philosophy or special interest. Christians should vote their values, convictions, and beliefs as guided by Holy Scripture and the Holy Spirit.

I deal with both Republicans and Democrats most days of the week, and I can tell you both parties can use more help than all the Christians in the country can give them. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could live to see the day when abortion is no longer a partisan is...