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Beautiful is the moment in which we understand that we are no more than an instrument of God; we live only as long as God wants us to live; we can do only as much as God makes us able […]

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The wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make peace. […]

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We’ve asked other members of the God’s Politics Blog team to respond to the question that Jim Wallis and Ralph Reed debated last week: “What should values voters value most?” When voting, I look for political candidates with a proven […]

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The consensus evangelical document (For the Health of the Nation: AnEvangelical Call to Civic Responsibility) says that “faithful evangelical civic engagement must champion a biblically balanced agenda.” And it then deals with seven areas: religious freedom, family, sanctity of human […]

War and terrorism. “The Bush administration released portions of a classified intelligence estimate that says the global jihadist movement is growing and being fueled by the war in Iraq” Politics. “Democratic and Republican strategists said they expected over 90 percent […]

I heard a thought-provoking commentary on “All Things Considered” last night by a woman named Caroline Langston. She talked about the fact that over the past decade or so her political views have changed, but not her religious views–and wondered […]

A few weeks ago, Jim Wallis pledged that we who write about the Religious Right–including those of us on this blog–would not treat them the way they have treated us. Which is to say, we will always keep in mind […]

Every Christian community must know that not only do the weak need the strong, but also that the strong cannot exist without the weak. The elimination of the weak is the death of the community. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer + Sign […]

The Lord works vindication and justice for all who are oppressed.<!– 7 –> – Psalms 103:6 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Iran. “Iran’s foreign minister expressed optimism yesterday that negotiations would resolve the dangerous impasse over his country’s nuclear program…” Politics. “Republicans and Democrats scrambled to gain the advantage in their final week before breaking to campaign for crucial midterm elections…” […]

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