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One Last Convention Conversation: Donald Miller
If you're jonesing for more convention coverage, you can listen to a conversation I had in Denver with Christian author Donald Miller of Portland. He sat down at our booth just a few hours before giving the closing prayer on the first night of the Democratic convention.
It was a far-ranging 15 minutes. We talked about his transformation from being a George H. W. Bush-supporting Republican at the 1992 convention in Houston to a Barack Obama-supporting Democrat in Denver ("The Republican Party felt like they had the Evangelical party in their pocket"). About the place of Jesus in a political convention ("I think he should have a voice here"). About abortion ("I would accuse many very conservative evangelicals who have a heart about this issue of being pie-in-the-sky idealists"). And about the difficulties of talking about faith to a "sophisticated" crowd ("I'm not an idiot. I don't believe in Santa Claus any more, and I don't believe in unicorns, but I believe in God").
You can listen to the 14-minute MP3 here.
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