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Voice of the Day: Doris Donnelly

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‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.’ Do I fear being poor, in spirit or otherwise, and prefer to be rich in brains, money, or influence? Is my desire for poverty of spirit congruent […]

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Verse of the Day: Justice, Mercy and Faith

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“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. It is these you ought to have practiced without neglecting the others.” […]

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Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on the election, global warming, Iraq, Pakistan, Darfur, Millenium Development Goals, faith and politics. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Election. Former Republicans campaign as Democrats Call it the […]

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Voice of the Day: Kari Jo Verhulst

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The Psalms defy our notions of profane and sacred, proving that everything we feel, witness, do unto others, and have done to us is acceptable subject matter for conversing with the Divine. They invite us to bring every part of […]

Verse of the Day: “Justice for all who are oppressed”

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The Lord works vindication and justice for all who are oppressed. He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel. The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on foreign policy, arms sales, Iraq, the election, global warming, mountaintop removal, forced child-labor, and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Election. Unregulated groups wield millions to […]

Amy Sullivan: Ha! That’ll Be The Day! Erm…

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I promise to limit the number of times I link to my boyfriend (or myself) on this blog, but since he’s a writer, a fellow journalist, and an astute political observer, it’s going to happen from time to time. My […]

Voice of the Day: Stanley Saunders

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Imagine a world where the representatives of the greatest military power on earth are humbled by an unarmed healer from the backwaters of Galilee. If you can imagine this kind of world, you possess…an imagination ready to discern the reign […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Blessed are those who trust in the Lord’

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Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall […]

Tony Campolo: The Myth of Democracy in Iraq

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This administration, struggling for some justification for a war that is generally acknowledged as a disaster, has claimed that we’re in this war in order to spread democracy. The president points to the election of a parliament and the choosing […]

Duane Shank: The Soldiers are Ready to Come Home

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Opposition to the war in Vietnam from inside the military was unprecedented in American history. Chronicled by David Cortright in Soldiers in Revolt, the GI movement played an important part in bringing that war to an end. Now a new […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on immigration, the election, Iraq, Afghanistan, same-sex legal rights, homeless in L.A., oil profits the conscience of our country and selected op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Immigration. […]

Voice of the Day: Saint Therese of Lisieux

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Jesus does not reveal everything to souls at one time. He usually gives his light only gradually. – Saint Therese of Lisieux + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail

Verse of the Day: Love That Surpasses Knowledge

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I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled […]

Moby Audio Interview: Everything is Complicated (part 3)

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Interview by John Potter In a series of exclusive podcasts, Moby has shared the ways in which his faith and ideology affect his lifestyle, art, and activism. In this third and final segment, the unique pop star offers his thoughts […]

Jim Wallis: ‘The Myth of a Christian Nation’

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Tuesday evening at the Twin Cities’ Bethel University, students, along with many others, gathered for a forum on how faith should relate to politics in our time. I was joined by Greg Boyd, a young pastor and theologian who leads […]

Jim Wallis Audio: Can Faith and Politics Coexist?

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Jim Wallis talks to Minnesota Public Radio about a new generation of evangelical progressives, how the Left-Right debate is failing to resolve our deepest crises, and why we need a new “prophetic politics.” + Listen to the interview

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on Iraq, the election, same-sex legal rights, the IRS and churches, Africa, charter schools, Salvadoran death squads, the “U2charist,” and select op-eds Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Iraq. […]

Voice of the Day: Malcolm Muggeridge

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If I had been a journalist at the time of the crucifixion, I would have been hanging around Herod’s palace talking to Pilate and disregarding [Jesus]. – Malcolm Muggeridge + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via […]

Verse of the Day: ‘O Lord, how long?’

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O Lord, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked exult? They pour out their arrogant words; all the evildoers boast. They crush your people, O Lord, and afflict your heritage. They kill the widow and the stranger, […]

Jim Wallis: If It’s Not Good News, It’s Not Evangelical

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I was at Bethel University in the Twin Cities on Tuesday. Known as a conservative evangelical school in Minnesota, and in the heartland of the American mid-west, Bethel has been long regarded as a safe and secure place for conservative […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on Iraq, election politics, faith and politics, the Tennessee Senate race, voting rights, and Darfur Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Appeal for Redress. War critics try to mobilize […]

Amy Sullivan: Has Bush Been Good for Religion?

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I just wanted to let our readers know that I’m involved in a week-long debate over at The New Republic with Joe Loconte, formerly of the Heritage Foundation and now with the Ethics and Public Policy Center. (Scroll down to […]

Voice of the Day: Richard Rohr on Sacred Space

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Inside of sacred space you are indestructible, even though you feel quite vulnerable and unsure of yourself in many ways. Inside of sacred space you can love America and critique America at the same time. Inside of sacred space you […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Will not God grant justice?’

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Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. In that city there […]

Ryan Beiler: ONE Vote Video Spot Support Spans Spectrum

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I’m impressed. A week after Sojourners/Call to Renewal got an impressive spectrum of religious leaders to unite as Evangelicals for Darfur (it’s not often that Jim Wallis and the Christian Coalition find common cause), the ONE Campaign has links to […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on election politics, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, press freedom, Generation Y, arms sales, voting rights, and select op-eds Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Election. Independent Voters Favor Democrats by […]

Brian McLaren: We Need a New National Mission Statement (Meditations on the Apartheid Museum Part 2)

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What if some of us began a constructive national dialogue, post-political in the sense that it occurs on a level higher and deeper than the mid-range of partisan maneuvering, geared toward a rather simple but grand project: to articulate a […]

Voice of the Day: Dale Aukerman: ‘Justice is not optional’

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The peace witness along with the nonviolent struggle for justice is not some optional accessory in Christian living. It has to do with living out in frail human response an intimation of what Jesus lived out in going to his […]

Verse of the Day: ‘They would not hear’

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The word of the Lord<!– 9 –> came to Zechariah, saying: Thus says the Lord<!– 10 –><!– 11 –> <!– 13 –><!– +fHeb he+e –>of hosts: Render true judgements, show kindness and mercy to one another; do not oppress the […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on politics, shifts in the “God gap,” torture, Iraq, North Korea, Darfur, online religion, and welfare reform Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Politics. The battlefield widens for House […]

Brian McLaren: Meditations on the Apartheid Museum (Part 1)

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If you ever visit Johannesburg, you should set aside a half day to visit the Apartheid Museum. You’ll need a few hours to experience the museum and then a few more to process what you’ve experienced, either alone or with […]

Voice of the Day: Oscar Arias Sanchez

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Peace is a never-ending process, the work of many decisions by many people in many countries. It is an attitude, a way of life, a way of solving problems and resolving conflicts. It cannot be forced on the smallest nation […]

Verse of the Day: Wicked Rulers

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Can wicked rulers be allied with you, those who contrive mischief by statute? They band together against the life of the righteous, and condemn the innocent to death. But the Lord has become my stronghold, and my God the rock […]

Jim Wallis: Nuclear Hypocrisy

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The United States is continuing its efforts to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapons potential, and to punish North Korea for developing and testing weapons. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is currently in Asia, pressing the South Korean and […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on Iraq, U.S. nuclear weapons, the United Nations, North Korea, politics, and select op-eds Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Iraq. U.S. rethinks its strategy to cut Iraqi violence […]

Dale Hanson Bourke: Is Abstinence the Answer?

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At an International AIDS Conference in Toronto last August, there were demonstrations supporting men and women who choose to be sex workers, transgenders, and cross dressers. The sexual rights and choices of all people were upheld as sacred—except for one. […]

Brian McLaren: Darfur and Africa and American Evangelicals

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Last year, a group of us put together something we called “Worship in the Spirit of Justice.” We planned five weeks of outdoor public worship in Washington, D.C., to bring attention to the suffering in Darfur. We believe that worship […]

Voice of the Day: Henri Nouwen on Community

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Community is first and foremost a gift of the Holy Spirit, not built upon mutual compatibility, shared affection, or common interests but upon having received the same divine breath, having been given a heart set aflame by the same divine […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Your light shall rise’

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If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil, if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on evangelicals and Darfur, Iraq, election politics, the environment, Iran, and Japan’s nuclear intentions Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Evangelicals and Darfur. Evangelicals Broaden Moral Agenda –“Yesterday, two […]

Voice of the Day: Peter Storey on ‘red, white, and blue myth’

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American preachers have a task more difficult, perhaps, than those faced by us under South Africa’s apartheid, or Christians under Communism. We had obvious evils to engage; you have to unwrap your culture from years of red, white and blue […]

Verse of the Day: ‘You are the salt of the earth’

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You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. You are the light of […]

Ryan Beiler: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on Sudan-Chad border violence, Bush’s space policy, detainees and torture, election politics, Iraq, the U.N., North Korea, and Sri Lanka Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Election politics. Elections […]

Jim Wallis: Evangelicals for Darfur

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Perhaps you noticed it when you opened your newspaper this morning. Today an unprecedented collection of 24 evangelical Christian leaders launched Evangelicals for Darfur – an urgent campaign to bring an end to the genocide in Darfur, the Western region […]

Voice of the Day: Martin Luther King Jr.

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There are some who still find the cross a stumbling block, and others consider it foolishness, but I am more convinced than ever before that it is the power of God unto individual and social salvation. … The suffering and […]

Verse of the Day: ‘God’s foolishness’

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For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength. Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of […]

Ryan Beiler: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on disarming paramilitaries in Colombia, Christians in Iraq, reducing violence in Israel and Palestine, U.S. election politics, the United Nations Security Council elections, Darfur, detainee politics, and op-ed commentary on the faith-based furor over David Kuo’s new […]

Diana Butler Bass: The Real Danger of Bad Religion

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Last Sunday’s New York Times reminded me that fundamentalism is, indeed, dangerous. What story underscored this point? Something about religion in the upcoming elections? Religious violence in the Middle East? No, what caught my attention was the New York Times […]

Amy Sullivan: More Kuo Book Goodness

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My longer, point-by-point response to attacks made by critics of the Kuo book can be read here, at FaithfulDemocrats.com. It should give you a good sense of the best bits of the book. But I’d also encourage you to read […]

Amy Sullivan: I’m Shocked!

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To say there are few surprises in David Kuo’s new book, Tempting Faith, is not to suggest that it is uninteresting or to be skipped. On the contrary, the book provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how political priorities get […]

Voice of the Day: Charles Summers

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The story goes that a North American missionary went out one day to preach in a barrio of a Brazilian city. Taking John 3:16 as his text, he stood on the corner proclaiming the love of God for all people. […]

Verse of the Day: ‘No place to rest’

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But you rise up against my people as an enemy; you strip the robe from the peaceful, <!– +fCn: Heb from before a garment+e –>from those who pass by trustingly with no thought of war.<!– 9 –>The women of my […]

Ryan Beiler: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on faith-based manipulation, North Korea, the Mideast, Iraq policy, violence in Sri Lanka, the United Nations security council elections, and election politics in Pennsylvania Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news […]

Jim Wallis: An Insider Reveals Faith-Based Manipulation by the White House

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David Kuo is the author of a new book called Tempting Faith and was interviewed last night on 60 Minutes. Kuo could be a big problem for the Bush Administration, because he asserts that the famous White House “Faith-based Initiative” […]

Brian McLaren: Thank God for Real Journalism

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In 2005, I wrote these words in an article called “Thank God for Journalists and News Professionals!” After the Holocaust, the world said, NEVER AGAIN! But then came Cambodia. Then came Rwanda. And now – Darfur, Sudan. Murder, rape, torture, […]

Voice of the Day: Pope John Paul II on Globalization

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Globalization, for all its risks, also offers exceptional and promising opportunities, precisely with a view to enabling humanity to become a single family, built on the values of justice, equity, and solidarity. For this to happen, a complete change of […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Good news’

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When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. […]

Jim Wallis: Top Ten God’s Politics Epiphanies

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When I first went out on the book tour for God’s Politics, I often got asked the standard media question, “Why did you write this book?” I answered, “Because the Right gets it wrong and the Left doesn’t get it!” […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on the Nobel Peace Prize, faith and politics, election politics, poverty, North Korea, Darfur, Iran, conscience and war, Iraq, and tithing Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Nobel Peace […]

Voice of the Day: Alice Walker

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People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools. – Alice Walker + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail

Verse of the Day: ‘Senseless controversies’

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Have nothing to do with stupid and senseless controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kindly to everyone, an apt teacher, patient, correcting opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant that […]

Moby Audio Interview: Everything is Complicated (part 2)

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Interview by John Potter Last week, we began a conversation with pop music superstar Moby about the ways in which his faith and ideology affect his lifestyle, art, and activism. In this week’s segment, Moby grapples with navigating the world […]

Jim Wallis: The Killing Must Stop

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A group of American and Iraqi medical researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health released a new study on civilian casualties in Iraq Wednesday morning. Their conclusion? 600,000 more civilians have died as a result of violence […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Bush’s foreign policy, Iraq casualties, Darfur, Iran, North Korea, Gaza, the economy, voting rights, treason, immigration, Sen. Barack Obama, and the Manhattan plane crash Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full […]

Voice of the Day: Stanley Hauerwas on Worship

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One reason why we Christians argue so much about which hymn to sing, which liturgy to follow, which way to worship is that the commandments teach us to believe that bad liturgy eventually leads to bad ethics. You begin by […]

Verse of the Day: ‘The noise of your songs’

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I hate, I despise your festivals, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies…. Take away from me the noise of your songs; I will not listen to the melody of your harps. But let justice roll down like […]

George Mitrovich: Buck O’Neil’s Hall of Fame Dream Deferred

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Editor’s note: Buck O’Neil, who died Friday, was the star first baseman and manager of the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro baseball leagues, the first African-American coach in the major leagues, and a major voice in remembering and recounting […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Iraqi civilian casualties, Jimmy Carter on North Korea, Iran, Darfur, exporting the faith, religious tax-exemptions, partisan politics, and homelessness. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Iraq. Study Puts […]

Diana Butler Bass: ‘What if the Amish were in charge of the war on terror?’

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I confess: Over the last 10 days, I did not pay much attention to the Amish school shooting. As the mother of an 8-year old girl, I find school violence stories too painful to follow. Despite attempts to avoid this […]

Amy Sullivan: Federally-Funded Faith

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This four-part Boston Globe series on faith and foreign aid is required reading this week. And it’s especially troubling for those of us who have tried to convince our friends on the progressive side not to freak out about the […]

Voice of the Day: Howard Thurman

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Too often the price exacted by society for security and respectability is that the Christian movement in its formal expression must be on the side of the strong against the weak. This is a matter of tremendous significance, for it […]

Verse of the Day: A Warning to Oppressors

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Hear this word, you cows of Bashan who are on Mount Samaria,who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, who say to their husbands, ‘Bring something to drink!’<!– 2 –>The Lord God has sworn by his holiness: The time is […]

Jeff Carr: An Open Letter to James Dobson

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Dear Dr. Dobson, I’ve wanted to write you a letter for a long, long time, but until now, it just hasn’t seemed like the right time. I waited all last week to hear what you would have to say about […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on the North Korea nuclear test, political polling, the Foley scandal, Darfur, the new U.N. secretary general, faith-based foreign aid, wage stagnation, and Billy Graham. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full […]

David Cortright: The North Korean Bomb is a Bush Administration Failure

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North Korea’s nuclear test is a major blow to the international nonproliferation regime, the first time a country has withdrawn from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) and tested nuclear weapons. This is a disaster that did not have to happen. […]

Brian McLaren: The Oil Stain Strategy in Iraq

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The other night a retired general appeared on CNN describing how to “win” in Iraq. Quoting analyst Andrew Krepinevich, he called for the “oil stain strategy”: Don’t spread our troops out thinly over a large region, but rather concentrate and […]

Voice of the Day: Flannery O’Connor

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You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you odd. – Flannery O’Connor + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail

Verse of the Day: ‘Rich and poor’

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The rich and the poor have this in common: the Lord is the maker of them all. – Proverbs 22:2-2 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Jim Wallis: Rooting for the Underdog

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Good triumphing over evil, David beating Goliath, Yoda and the rebels defeating the Empire and, as Dr. Martin Luther King used to say, “The arc of history bend[ing] toward justice.” Of course, I am talking about the Detroit Tigers victory […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on the North Korean nuclear test, Darfur, religion and law, congressional scandal, evangelicals and Rep. Foley, women in politics, Iraq, faith-based foreign aid, and more. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full […]

Brian McLaren: Christianity and the ‘Pride of Power’

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I recently came across this quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, from his sermon on 2 Corinthians 12:9: “Christianity stands or falls with its revolutionary protest against violence, arbitrariness and pride of power and with its plea for the weak. Christians are […]

Voice of the Day: Walter Brueggemann on Transformation

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The real God is the one who can invert life from terror to boldness, from sorrow to joy…. The transformative power of God jeopardizes all of our gestures of equilibrium and our idolatrous images of God as the great stabilizer […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Let love be genuine’

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Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in […]

Jim Wallis: The Conversation Among Evangelicals is Changing

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As I travel around the country this fall, I see more and more evidence of how the political conversation among evangelicals is changing. Now there is new poll data to verify it. The Washington Post’s piece this morning, “GOP’s Hold […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on faith and politics, congressional scandal, Darfur, Amish funerals, Lebanon, Iran, North Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq, and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Faith and politics. GOP’s Hold […]

Deanna Murshed: The Aroma of Christ in Lebanon

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“For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.…” (2 Corinthians 2:15) Being the “fragrance of Christ” is a tall order. But this scripture passage doesn’t seem to […]

Candorville on the IRS and Churches

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Voice of the Day: Mother Teresa

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We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something. – Mother Teresa + Sign up to receive […]

Verse of the Day: ‘The cry of the poor’

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If you close your ear to the cry of the poor, you will cry out and not be heard. – Proverbs 21:13-14 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Obery Hendricks: Conservatives, Racism, and Jesus

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Virginia Senator George Allen has been under fire since he publicly called an Asian American spectator at a campaign stop “macaca,” an apparent racial slur, then told the brown-skinned young man – an American-born citizen – “welcome to America.” While […]

Moby Audio Interview: Everything is Complicated (part 1)

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Interview by John Potter Although pop music superstar Moby has sold more than 15 million records, had his 1999 smash Play listed as one of Rolling Stone magazine’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” and generally found worldwide success, he […]

Duane Shank on the Amish School Shootings: The power of faith, the strength of community

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Part of my job is to read a variety of news sources each morning, and summarize the top stories in our Daily Digest. I’ll confess that there are times when the violence in our world – from Darfur to Iraq, […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on forgiveness in the Amish community, congressional scandal, Iraq, the Mideast, North Korea, surveillance, and faith and politics. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Forgiveness. An Amish Community Grieves […]

Voice of the Day: Rainer Maria Rilke

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That’s when I want you – you knower of my emptiness, you unspeaking partner to my sorrow. That’s when I need you, God, like food. – Rainer Maria Rilke + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Consider it nothing but joy’

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My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance; and let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature […]

Rose Marie Berger: Doing the Right Thing in Darfur

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Thursday is “Fast for Darfur” day. Millions around the world will join the Save Darfur Coalition and Students Taking Action Now: Darfur (STAND) in a one-day fast to demonstrate the breadth of support for stopping genocide in Darfur. This marks […]

Jim Wallis: Outraged But Not Surprised

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Over the past four days, the storm over Rep. Mark Foley’s improper and salacious emails and predatory behavior toward teenage male Congressional pages has taken on tidal wave proportions. Foley resigned from Congress only hours after the initial stories on […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., Congressional leadership, North Korea, Darfur, Rep. Foley, the Amish school tragedy, the Mideast, Iraq, and Iran. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Vindicated by history. Activist […]

Voice of the Day: Wendell Berry on Sabbath

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The sense of it may come with watching a flock of cedar waxwings eating wild grapes in the top of the woods on a November afternoon. Everything they do is leisurely. They pick the grapes with a curious deliberation, comb […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Do not worry’

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Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look […]

Tony Campolo: Duplicity on the Right

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Do those on the Religious Right understand their duplicity? For years they have argued against situational ethics. They have stood for absolutes and contended that those absolutes should never be compromised. With conviction they have declared, loud and clear, that […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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Today’s latest on the Amish school shooting, the United Nations, congressional scandal, Iran, North Korea, Iraq, terrorism warnings, and housing. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Amish school shooting. Two more children […]

Diana Butler Bass: Sin Is Neither Republican nor Democratic

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A couple weeks ago, I was having lunch with a neo-conservative Christian friend, a person with whom I disagree, yet whose faith and intellectual perspectives I respect. In our wide-ranging discussion, we wound up talking about the politics of sexuality, […]

Brian McLaren: A Tribute to Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, Unlikely ‘Missionary’

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Within hours of the Crocodile Hunter’s death on September 4, 2006, I started receiving sympathy emails from friends who knew that I was a big fan of Steve Irwin. They knew that I am one of those strange Irwinesque people […]

Voice of the Day: Peter Storey on ‘Ordinary People’

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There have been many, many others who have stood for the truth. They have been a minority, but together, the convictions of that minority and their commitment to obey God and stand for God’s truth have made it possible for […]

Verse of the Day: Civil Disobedience in Ancient Babylon

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Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to present a defense to you in this matter. If our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire and […]

Jim Wallis: What a Low-Income Mother Told Me About Abortion

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I meet a lot of very interesting people at book tables while signing their copies of God’s Politics. Even in brief exchanges I learn about who is reading the book, what they really care about, and what gives them hope. […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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Today’s latest on Bush, Iraq, and Bob Woodward’s new book, State of Denial – plus, congresssional scandal, faith and politics, the supreme court, Darfur, military spending, immigration, detainees, and Wal-Mart Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail […]

Amy Sullivan: But Whose Religion?

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I was setting out to write a post about a little-noticed agreement reached by congressional Republican negotiators last week. The arrangement removed a harmful legislative provision that would have allowed military chaplains to offer sectarian prayers at public ceremonies in […]

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Audio: Jim Wallis on "Value Voters" on The Tavis Smiley Show
Last week Jim was on The Tavis Smiley Show and talked about how the changing political landscape will affect the upcoming '08 election. Jim and Ken Blackwell, former Ohio secretary of state, debated and discussed both the impact of "value ...

posted 10:11:56am Oct. 16, 2007 | read full post »

Verse of the Day: 'peace to the far and the near'
I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will lead them and repay them with comfort, creating for their mourners the fruit of the lips. Peace, peace, to the far and the near, says the Lord; and I will heal them. But the wicked are like ...

posted 9:35:01am Oct. 16, 2007 | read full post »

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)
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