Well the Elite Eight is at it again in Orlando; I’m listening/watching it online and sometimes in my bedroom. My two favorites, Fred Thompson and Mike Huckabee are doing well. Gov. Huckabee is gaining more and more strength. He was barely beaten in the straw poll that the Family Research Council Action organization conducted this weekend. As is the case when you open a straw poll to online participants, you don’t always get accurate results. Those online are not necessarily evangelicals, even if they claim to be. I think the actual results from the conference participants give a better feel for how actual evangelicals feel about the candidates. Check out the results here:

FRC Action Straw Poll Results

I’ll do my best to give an update on how I thought the candidates did, but most are holding their own, except Ron Paul. He got seriously booed by the crowd when he said that Americans want to leave Iraq.

Now there is so much confusion about what an evangelical is and for what an evangelical stands and what we believe. Many of you may have heard about the concept of Jesusland and that term is not used by the secularist progressives as a form of flattery.

We had a values voter summit this past weekend and what are the values we embrace? What are the stances we take? Why are we so opposed to abortion and same-sex marriage? Why are we so pro-Israel, pro-military, pro-free market? Why do we believe in absolute truth and that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God? Why do we believe that we are one nation under God? These are all good questions that need succinct answers and wouldn’t it be nice to find all these answers in one small book, a political/religious primer that helps the reader understand evangelicals?

That is why I wrote my book, “Understanding Evangelicals: A Guide to Jesusland.” If you do not have a copy yet, it is available on Amazon which you can get shipped to you for under $13 but if you would like a personalized copy, just email me and I’ll get one to you for $22. You will be able to talk the issues that are politically divisive, yet do so in a manner that is not combative.