God's Politics
December 2006 Archives

While I was doing research on the New Atheism, I had the pleasure (not) of viewing the DVD The God Who Wasn’t There. As expected, the film’s glowing reviews are from atheist Web sites (surprise, surprise). But regardless of one’s […]

Much as I love him, the length and depth of McLaren’s list makes me sick. Hey, some of us have school-aged kids over here! Irresistable Revolution, by Shane ClaiborneBlink, by Malcolm GladwellWalking the Dog, by Walter MosleyA Wideness in God’s […]

What sweet joy to think that the Lord is just, that He takes into account our weakness, and knows perfectly the frailty of our nature. – Saint Therese of Lisieuxfrom “The Little Way for Every Day: Thoughts from Therese of […]

Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps faith forever; who executes justice for the […]

The Five People You Meet in Heaven, by Mitch AlbomThe Life of Pi, by Yann MartelIncidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet JacobsThe Singularity Is Near, by Ray KurzweilParadise Lost, by John Milton Michael Battle is Vice […]

We first published this reflection by Jim Wallis in 2002. It has since become our Christmas tradition, kind of our own Charlie Brown Christmas special, if you will. With the ongoing conflicts raging during each passing year, it remains tragically […]

Israeli peace activist Jeff Halper continues his dialogue with Virtual Talmud bloggers, this time responding to Rabbi Eliyahu Stern’s post titled, “Mr. Halper, Please Respond to the Facts.” I’ll start responding to Rabbi Stern by registering my disappointment with the […]

In order to send more troops to Iraq, the Pentagon is recalling many who have already served one or more tours. The human cost of that policy caught my eye in The Washington Post‘s Metro section this morning. This is […]

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“Our long national nightmare is over.” With the news of the passing of former President Gerald R. Ford, I can still hear those words. More than thirty years later, it’s difficult to remember the chaos of 1973-74. A year after […]