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Deanna Murshed: O Strangled Town of Bethlehem

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“It is unconscionable that Bethlehem should be allowed to die slowly from strangulation.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu When we hear about Bethlehem this Christmas season, what do we imagine? A town far away and frozen in time? Or security walls, […]

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Bob Francis: Religious Correctness on the Campus?

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I found Mark C. Taylor’s New York Times op-ed, “The Devoted Student,” interesting but off-base. Students exist who wouldn’t know how to handle a serious intellectual engagement with ideas seemingly hostile to faith. However, though these students exist, I am […]

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Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Iraq, draft machinery to be tested, Iran sanctions,  Iran elections, New Orleans, Giulani, political ads, immigration, the farm bill, and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary:Iraq. […]

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Our Books of the Year

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One of our regular bloggers, Diana Butler Bass, had the great idea to asked the Red Letter Christians group for short lists of their favorite books that they’ve read this year. We’ve gotten a great response and will be sharing […]

Karen McKim: ‘Twas the War Before Christmas

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Fed up with the so-called “War on Christmas” craziness? One of our readers decided to fight back – with poetry: ‘Twas the month before Christmas; with anticipation,I’d prayed to be peaceful, I’d felt adoration. The Good News was soon to […]

Tony Campolo: Getting Our Own Microphone

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We Red Letter Christians (Evangelicals who don’t want to be identified with the Religious Right) have long been frustrated by the fact that we haven’t had the means to get out the message of who we are and what we […]

Verse of the Day: Suffering and Patience

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As an example of suffering and patience, beloved, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. Indeed we call blessed those who showed endurance. You have heard of the endurance of Job, and you have seen the […]

Ryan Beiler: Conservatives Cash in on the War on Christmas

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We’ve all heard the tired sermon cliches about the real meaning of Christmas being overshadowed by the materialism and commercialism of holiday shopping. Blah Blah Blah. Well, here’s another layer of crass holiday exploitation for you: The very people claiming […]

Jim Wallis: I Read Your Comments Too, And Here’s What I Think

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OK. I’m going to respond to some of the rants in the blog comments. Yes, I read them, and you know who you are. There are also some very insightful comments each week on our blog, but those are not […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Iraq, Iran, fascinating holiday facts, top stories from 2006, minimum wage, Palestine, Africa, Darfur, North Korea, Tom Delay blogs, Taxes, Muslims in Congress, church and sexuality, and select commentaries. Sign up to receive our daily news […]

Voice of the Day: Brother Roger of Taize

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Where would we be today if certain women, men, young people, and also children had not arisen at moments when the human family seemed destined for the worst? They did not say: “Let things take their course!” Beyond the confrontations […]

Ryan Beiler: The Sermon on the Mount Actually Works

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After the tsunami devastated Southeast Asia two years ago, I wrote a commentary for Sojourners Jaunary 2005 issue, speculating on what aid for Muslim nations could accomplish: With polls demonstrating the mutual enmity between the U.S. and the Muslim populations, […]

Voice of the Day: Bayard Rustin

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To be afraid is to behave as if the truth were not true. – Bayard Rustin Activist for peace and leader of the civil rights movement in America, Rustin is often remembered as the organizer of the 1963 March on […]

Jim Wallis: Peace on Earth?

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Two months ago, we helped convene a group of 24 evangelical Christian leaders to launch an Evangelicals for Darfur campaign. Full-page ads ran in several national and many local newspapers around the country, along with radio ads. Articles about the […]

Jeff Halper: Yes Virginia, It Is Apartheid

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Beliefnet asked God’s Politics to dialogue with a recent post by one of their Virtual Talmud bloggers, Rabbi Eliyahu Stern, which compared Jimmy Carter with Orthodox Jews who attended Iran’s Holocaust deniers summit: While Carter’s new book is not half […]

Verse of the Day: “We Know Love By This”

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We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us – and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on an interview with President Bush, Iraq, Iran, Darfur, minimum wage, hunger, homelessness and selct commentaries. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Interview with Pres. Bush. Bush Sees ‘Opportunities’ […]

Voice of the Day: Joyce Hollyday

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Throughout his life Jesus’ response to women was one of compassion and inclusion, a rare posture in his day. He was not afraid to be seen in public with the most marginalized ‘sinners’ – prostitutes, adulteresses, and a woman who […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Trust in the Lord’

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge God, and he will make straight your paths. – Proverbs 3:5-6 + Sign up to receive our social justice […]

Jim Wallis: People Will Die Because Bush Won’t Listen

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Colin Powell says we are “losing” the “civil war” in Iraq. In a Sunday morning interview with Bob Schieffer on CBS’s Face The Nation, the former General, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and George Bush’s first Secretary of […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Iraq, the White House, Iran, Palestine, India, health insurance, poverty, crime, and select editorials and op-eds.Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Iraq. Pentagon Cites Success Of Anti-U.S. Forces […]

Voice of the Day: Wendell Berry on peace

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If we are serious about peace, then we must work for it as ardently, seriously, continuously, carefully, and bravely as we have ever prepared for war. – Wendell Berry + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via […]

Verse of the Day: “Christ Is All, And In All”

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But now you must get rid of all such things – anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive language from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have stripped off the old self with its practices and […]

Richard Rohr: Humbled by Mystery

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Red Letter Christian Richard Rohr was featured in today’s NPR segment, This I Believe. Here’s a choice nugget, but you can also read or listen to his entire reflection. [M] any religious folks insist on answers that are always true. […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on the Episcopal church, Iraq, Gaza, Somalia, health insurance, Congress, faith, politics, nuclear weapons, and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Episcopal church. Episcopal Parishes in Virginia […]

Brian McLaren: The Politics of Joy

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I know this is a “God’s Politics” blog, and I know that this won’t sound very political, but in the end, it sort of is, especially ten days before Christmas. Earlier this week, I was speaking to a group of […]

Jim Wallis: Video of Anderson Cooper 360 on ‘What Is a Christian?’

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Jim Wallis joins Anderson Cooper along with Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Rev. Dwight Hopkins, American Baptist minister and professor at University of Chicago Divinity School, as part of a focus on “What Is a Christian: Where […]

Verse of the Day: Loving your neighbor

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Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law. – Romans 13:10-10 + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail

Voice of the Day: Menno Simons

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True Christians do not know vengeance. They are the children of peace. Their hearts overflow with peace. Their mouths speak peace, and they walk in the way of peace.- Menno Simons + Sign up to receive our social justice verse […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on the U.S. Senate, U.N. General Secretary, diplomacy, U.S. Military, Iran, Children’s health insurance, politics, immigration, Darfur, death penalty, and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: U.S. […]

Verse of the Day: The Fruit of the Spirit

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…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. There is no law against such things. – Galatians 5:22-23 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Brian McLaren: Three Things You Can Do For Justice In Honduras

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I spent much of the summer of 2006 visiting seven countries in Latin America with theologian Rene Padilla (integral-mission.org). Among the highlights of the trip was my time in Honduras, including a stay with Kurt Ver Beek and his beautiful […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on the senate, malaria summit, Iraq, 2008 election, FEC fines, immigration, income gap, computer games, child abuse, Darfur, and select op-eds and editorials.Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Senator […]

Voice of the Day: Mother Theresa

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You can find Calcutta anywhere in the world. You only need two eyes to see. Everywhere in the world there are people that are not loved, people that are not wanted nor desired, people that no one will help, people […]

Diana Butler Bass: Beyond Two Party Paradigms

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Last week, I participated in a Washington Post real-time online chat about divisions in the Episcopal Church around issues of church politics, sexual identity, and biblical interpretation – a combustible combination that I typically try to avoid. But the Post […]

Verse of the Day: Jesus calls the sinners

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When the scribes of the Pharisees saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, they said to his disciples, “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” When Jesus heard this, he said to them, “Those who […]

Jim Wallis: Is America a ‘Christian Nation’?

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In my latest contribution to the The Washington Post/Newsweek online discussion “On Faith,” I responded to the following question: Some politically conservative Christians say that America is “a Christian nation,” and at this time of year, with the country saturated […]

Jim Wallis: I Was a Stranger

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Today at Sojourners/Call to Renewal we are convening a significant gathering at an important time. Nearly 50 leaders and key policy staff from national and local churches, and faith-based and community organizations are here to discuss common ground on comprehensive […]

Voice of the Day: Cesar Chavez

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What do we want the Church to do? We don’t ask for more cathedrals. We don’t ask for bigger churches of fine gifts. We ask for its presence with us, beside us, as Christ among us. We ask the Church […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Iraq, Israel-nuclear weapons, Darfur, immigration, Iran, minimum wage in Ohio, Ethiopia, Christian shopping, Evangelicals and sexuality, and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Iraq. US officer […]

Ryan Beiler: Christian Peacemakers Forgive Iraqi Captors Now Facing Trial

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Norman Kember, Harmeet Singh Sooden, and James Loney, the three Christian Peacemaker Team members held by Iraqi militants for 118 days last year have responded to the arrest and trial of their captors much in the way anyone familiar with […]

Voice of the Day: Saint Therese of Lisieux

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Jesus does not need books or learned men to instruct souls. He, the Doctor of doctors, teaches without noise of words. I have never heard Him speak, but I know that He is within me. – Saint Therese of LisieuxFrom […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Iraq, nuclear weapons in the mideast, the congressional budget, Annan’s farewell, Darfur, faith and sexuality, Iran, minimum wage in Ohio, Pinochet, and Carter and the mideast. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail […]

Verse of the Day: Justice for the Oprressed

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O Lord, you will hear the desire of the meek; you will strengthen their heart, you will incline your ear to do justice for the orphan and the oppressed, so that those from earth may strike terror no more. – […]

Voice of the Day: Martin Luther King Jr.

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction….The chain reaction of evil […]

Verse of the Day: “Forgive One Another”

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Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you. – Ephesians 4:31-32 + Sign up […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Congress, Iraq, Darfur, capital punishment, poverty and gender, Afghanistan, politics, forgiveness, religion, passings, and select editorials and op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Congress. GOP Laments Mixed […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on the Iraq study group, Bush-Blair meeting, Mid-east, New Orleans, congress, global poverty, Somalia, Sudan-Darfur, Biotech food, religion, forgiveness, and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Iraq […]

Voice of the Day: Margaret Silf on prayer

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Prayer has a life of its own. If we could define it today, that definition would have moved and changed by tomorrow. Prayer is a living relationship that can never be pinned down and analyzed; prayer is a breath of […]

Will Braun: Christian Soldier Returns to Front Lines Unarmed

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On the phone, in between his duties at Schofield Army Barracks in Hawaii, Sergeant Logan Laituri tells me he wants to “live radically for Christ.” Normally I stumble over that sort of fervor – couched, as it is, in terms […]

Verse of the Day: hearing God speak

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Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts. Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him, […]

Voice of the Day: William Lloyd Garrison

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I have need to be on fire. I have icebergs to melt. – William Lloyd Garrison + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on the Iraq Study Group, select editorials, the Defense Secretary, Congress, the war in Iraq, Judaism and same-sex unions, poverty, Somalia, and Biblical archeology. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news […]

Verse of the Day: “Love One Another”

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“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. […]

Jim Wallis: Iraq Study Group: Another Dose of Reality

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The Iraq Study Group finally released its long awaited report to Washington’s political leaders and the American public, clearly stating that the “current approach” on U.S. Iraq policy is “not working.” And the report calls for “major changes.” Using what […]

Voice of the Day: Betty Williams

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We are deeply, passionately dedicated to the cause of nonviolence, to the force of truth and love, to soul-force. To those who say that we are naive, utopian idealists, we say that we are the only realists, and that those […]

Jim Wallis: Reality Has Set In

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In yesterday’s confirmation hearing of Robert Gates, an extraordinary exchange took place. Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), who will become chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee in the next Congress, asked Gates: “Do you believe that we are currently winning […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on the new Defense Secretary, the Iraq Study Group, congress, D.C. voting rights, Darfur, inequality, and select opinion articles Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Defense Secretary. Senate Panel […]

Verse of the Day: ‘The wicked draw the sword’

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The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows to bring down the poor and needy, to kill those who walk uprightly; their sword shall enter their own heart, and their bows shall be broken. – Psalms 37:14-15 + Sign […]

Voice of the Day: Joan Chittister

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It is in community that we come to see God in the other. It is in community that we see our own emptiness filled up. It is community that calls me beyond the pinched horizons of my own life, my […]

Alice Scott-Ferguson: Hope for an End to Hostilities

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The animus between the traditional (complementarian) and the egalitarian views of women’s roles shows little signs of abating. The polarized positions on issues such as whether a woman should submit to her husband, whether she is allowed to preach, or […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on Iraq, the United Nations, British nuclear submarines, school integration, politics, congress, the Mideast, and select opinion articlesSign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Iraq. Maliki challenges `civil war’ label […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Happy are those’

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Happy are those who consider the poor; the Lord delivers them in the day of trouble. The Lord protects them and keeps them alive; they are called happy in the land. You do not give them up to the will […]

Ryan Beiler: Even Stratfor Believes in a ‘Solid Coalition’ of Social Justice Evangelicals

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For those of you who are unfamiliar with them, Stratfor is a highly unfluential consulting firm known in some circles as the “shadow CIA.” At the very least, they’re anything but apologists for progressive Christianity. But here’s their most recent […]

Randy Woodley: Missions Still ‘Kill the Indian to Save the Man’

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I recently spoke and taught at a Christian college in Pennsylvania during their annual missions week. The students took the challenge from a Native American well and they asked some very good questions. I was impressed at their engagement with […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Whoever wishes to become great’

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[B]ut whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on John Bolton’s resignation, congress, school integration, Iraq, Venezuela, Mideast, Jim Wallis radio address, AIDS conference, and faith-based initiatives Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: News Alert U.N. Ambassador […]

Jim Wallis: Working Together

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On Friday, I wrote about the invitation from Sen. Harry Reid to speak on the Democrat’s weekly radio address and the difficult decision it presented. I said that I value my independence and non-partisanship, and didn’t want to be perceived […]

Voice of the Day: John Stott

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Is it not almost unbelievable that the Creator, on whose freedom and power we all depend, should allow himself to be bound, and to lie in helpless weakness in the straw? – John Stott + Sign up to receive our […]

Jim Wallis: We Need Greater Moral Leadership (Audio and Transcript)

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Following is the text of the radio address I wrote about in yesterday’s blog, which was broadcast this morning. + Download audio of the radio address I’m Jim Wallis, author of God’s Politics. I was surprised and grateful when Senate […]

Becky Garrison: Selling the Nativity

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Like many journalists and Christian clergy, I had the privilege of watching a screening of The Nativity Story prior to the film’s national opening on December 1, 2006. Yes, this movie is Hallmark-y as all get out, and at times […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on Iraq, politics, voting rights, the Episcopal Church, AIDS, the Middle East, minimum wage, Barack Obama and Rick Warren, and prisons Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Iraq. Iraq […]

Becky Garrison: Who’s Steering the Christian Coalition’s Ship?

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I began writing for The Wittenburg Door in 1994, the same year that then Christian Coalition chairman Ralph Reed orchestrated the Republican takeover of Congress. The spiritual sparks that flew between the Clinton White House and his Religious Right adversaries […]

Ryan Beiler: He’ll Always Be My President of the Christian Coalition

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If you didn’t read this entire ABC News report, you’d think ex-president-elect of the Christian Coalition Rev. Joel Hunter was reading straight from God’s Politics. Check out these quotes: He’s compassionate: “I wanted for us to do in the political […]

Voice of the Day: Beyers Naude

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Every day that I live becomes more meaningful, more fulfilled, and, for me, much more enriching. Time is too short, so I’ve discovered, for all the tremendous revelations of the love of God which he has given to me—new insights, […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Contentment’

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Of course, there is great gain in godliness combined with contentment; for we brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it; but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these. […]

Jim Wallis: Speaking to America

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Wednesday morning, my phone rang, and on the other end of the line was Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. In an unprecedented invitation, he asked if I would speak to the nation in the Democrat’s weekly radio broadcast this Saturday. […]

Verse of the Day: Help Your Enemies

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When you come upon your enemy’s ox or donkey going astray, you shall bring it back. When you see the donkey of one who hates you lying under its burden and you would hold back from setting it free, you […]

Voice of the Day: Dorothy Day

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When you love people, you see all the good in them, all the Christ in them. God sees Christ, His Son, in us and loves us. And so we should see Christ in others, and nothing else, and love them. […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on the Iraq Summit, the Iraq Study Group, Iran, global warming, Frist (not) for president, Rick Warren and Barack Obama, the Pope is still in Turkey, living wage, and post-election analysis Sign up to receive our daily […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Speak out’

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Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of the destitute. Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy. – Proverbs 31:8-9 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day […]

Jim Wallis: Three Ways to ‘Stop the Course’ in Iraq

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Everyone now agrees. The mid-term elections were a clear referendum on the war in Iraq. The results are in – the American people want an alternative to the disastrous course of President Bush’s deadly policies. Voters rejected Bush’s war by […]

Voice of the Day:

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The Bible clearly and repeatedly teaches a fundamental point that we have often overlooked. At the crucial moments when God displayed mighty acts in history to reveal [God’s] nature and will, God also intervened to liberate the poor and oppressed. […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on the Iraq war, Israel-Palestine, Obama and the election, the Pope in Turkey, and select op-eds Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Iraq–cost. Wars wearing down military gear at […]

Adam Taylor: Turning the Corner on AIDS in Africa

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Five years ago I traveled to Nairobi to witness firsthand the devastating toll of the AIDS pandemic. I walked the streets of Kibera with a group of courageous and compassionate community health workers. We visited the dilapidated homes of the […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Truth and action’

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Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him whever our hearts condemn us; for […]

Voice of the Day: Toni Morrison

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As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think. – Toni Morrison + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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Voice of the Day: Kari Jo Verhulst on the Psalms

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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 […]

Jim Wallis: Is Thanksgiving a Religious Holiday?

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Here’s my second contribution to the The Washington Post/Newsweek online discussion “On Faith”. As with my first entry, I am joining with other religious leaders, scholars, and activists to respond to a question on a religious or spiritual topic. Our […]

Diana Butler Bass: Lisa Jensen and the War Over Christmas: Round 1

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Every year about this time, Bill O’Reilly opens his “war on Christmas” campaign — his annual attempt to rile up Christians over the “secularization” of the day celebrating Jesus’ birth. His targets typically include retailers who wish customers “Happy Holidays” […]

Jim Wallis: Thanksgiving for Thoughtful Readers

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At the beginning of the Thanksgiving weekend, I put the eulogy that I gave at my father’s recent memorial service up on the blog. It seemed fitting, though personal, as my remembrances of him were filling my heart and mind […]

Ryan Beiler: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on the Christian Coalition, Pope Benedict, slavery, arms trafficking, Lebanon, Israel-Palestine, the Iraq Study Group, and the NYPD shooting Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Christian Coalition. Christian Coalition […]

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 Lebanon, HIV/AIDS, infant mortality in Africa, Iraq, the draft, teen birthrate in the U.S. and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Lebanon. Assassination leaves Lebanon at […]

Verse of the Day: “Because the poor are despoiled…”

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Because the poor are despoiled, because the needy groan, I will rise up,” says the Lord; “I will place them in the safety for which they long.” The promises of the Lord are promises that are pure, silver refined in […]

Jim Wallis: Jim Wallis, Sr.: A Thanksgiving

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On the morning of November 8, the day after the midterm elections, my Dad died, suddenly. I left immediately for Detroit and exited all the post-election discussions. In a brief God’s Politics blog last week, on election reflections, I mentioned […]

Voice of the Day: Louis Brandeis

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We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both. – Louis Brandeis + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail

Randy Woodley: The Thanksgiving Myth – One Worth Keeping?

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Like Malcolm X said, “We didn’t land on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock landed on us.” This is especially true for my family. You know us; we’re the folks that brought you that popular holiday, Thanksgiving. We are Native Americans. After […]

Wes Granberg-Michaelson: Bush, Vietnam, and Iraq – Déjà Vu All Over Again

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President Bush’s first visit to Vietnam, amidst the search for policy alternatives in Iraq following the mid-term election defeat of the Republicans, brings back, for me, memories of 1968. (Here’s the personal angle: I began serving on the staff of […]

Voice of the Day: Walter Brueggemann on Fashion

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People notice peacemakers because they dress funny. We know how the people who make war dress – in uniforms and medals, or in computers and clipboards, or in absoluteness, severity, greed, and cynicism. But the peacemaker is dressed in righteousness, […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on the war in Iraq, making work work, congress, Darfur, the Middle East, School of the Americas protest coverage, and select op-eds Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: War […]

Verse of the Day: ‘The Lord is a God of justice’

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Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him. – Isaiah 30:18-18 + Sign […]

Sojourners Interns: Joy Comes in the Mourning

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Standing outside of gated communities doesn’t usually send disquieting emotional impulses through my body. But this Sunday morning, marching outside of Fort Benning – home of a building in which Latin American military personnel have learned tactics used to massacre […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Do not judge’

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Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on the School of the Americas, Iraq, education, Darfur, the congressional agenda, ethics, the Bush administration, Republican leadership, Ted Haggard Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: School of the […]

Voice of the Day: Saint Teresa of Avila

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Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts, the more needs and desires it finds. – Saint Teresa of Avila + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail

Sojourners Interns: Towards a Culture of Peace

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This weekend, the Sojourners/Call to Renewal intern program traveled to Columbus, Georgia to participate in the annual vigil and nonviolent direct action events to close SOA/WHINSEC. Be sure to check back often this weekend for on-the-ground updates, and let us […]

Sojourners Interns: What’s the Face of True Patriotism?

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This weekend, the Sojourners/Call to Renewal intern program traveled to Columbus, Georgia to participate in the annual vigil and nonviolent direct action events to close SOA/WHINSEC. Be sure to check back often this weekend for on-the-ground updates, and let us […]

Sojourners Interns: ‘We Train Iraqis to Attack Us': American Human Rights on Trial in Georgia

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This weekend, the Sojourners/Call to Renewal intern program traveled to Columbus, Georgia to participate in the annual vigil and nonviolent direct action events to close SOA/WHINSEC. Be sure to check back often this weekend for on-the-ground updates, and let us […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Who could stand?’

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If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be revered. – Psalms 130:3-4 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Jim Wallis: Religion Must Be Disciplined by Democracy

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This week, The Washington Post and Newsweek launched a new feature – “On Faith” – an online discussion of religion and its impact. I have joined with more than 50 other religious leaders, scholars and activists from different faiths and […]

Becky Garrison: Are Agape Politics Possible?

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Now that election 2006 is over and the voters have shown that values do indeed matter, we still have some repair work to do here in our churches. While Diana Butler Bass keenly documents the existence of purple churches, where […]

Voice of the Day: Glen Stassen on the Death Penalty

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Christians who remember their Lord was unjustly and cruelly given the death penalty have a hard time being enthusiastic about imposing the death penalty on others. – Glen Stassen + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via […]

Ryan Beiler: …Speaking of Common Ground

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In his entry for the Washington Post/Newsweek “On Faith” discussion (posted here earlier today) Jim Wallis talks about reaching common ground by going to higher ground. Case in point: conservative Christian columnist Cal Thomas, in his column “Christian conservative quandary,” […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on House leadership, McCain speeches, Iraq, India, minimum wage, civil rights, the Middle East, Darfur, and select op-eds Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: House leadership. Democrats Pick Hoyer […]

Jim Wallis: For the Record

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I got some critical reactions to a very short blog I posted the day after the election, titled “A Defeat for the Religious Right and Secular Left.” It was too short, and perhaps titled badly, because I had to abruptly […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on the Congress and Iraq, House and Senate leadership, living wage, hunger in America, Darfur, and global warming Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Congress and Iraq. General: Don’t […]

Voice of the Day: Coretta Scott King

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The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members, a heart of grace and a soul generated by love. – Coretta Scott King + Sign up to receive our quote of the day […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Be patient with all of them’

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We urge you, beloved, to admonish the idlers, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with all of them. See that none repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all. Rejoice […]

Diana Butler Bass: How to Defeat Fundamentalism Without Losing Your Soul

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A couple friends asked me why I’d been so quiet on this site since the Democrats won both the House and Senate — as well as a fair number of governor’s seats — last week. I confess: I was stunned […]

Jim Wallis: This Was A Moral Values Election

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This was a moral values election. Many have now commented on the significant shifts among religious voters in the midterm elections, in what Steve Waldman described as the “Smaller God Gap” between Republicans and Democrats. Nationally, 29% of white evangelicals […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Clothe yourselves with love’

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As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you […]

Voice of the Day: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Do what is right not only to respectable citizens, but especially to the disrespectable ones as well; be at peace not only with those who are peaceable, but especially with those who do not wish to let us live in […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on Iraq and U.S. policy, Congress, Iran, HIV/AIDS in Africa, poverty in America, and Barack Obama and Rick Warren Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Iraq and US policy. […]

Voice of the Day: Mother Teresa

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It is more difficult to fight poverty in a rich country than in a poor one. – Mother Teresa + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on the Catholic Bishops’ statement on Iraq, Bush’s Iraq policy, evangelicals and foreign policy, Democrats’ power struggles, faith and the election, Darfur, Martin Luther King Jr. memorial, racial injustice, and select features and op-eds Sign up to […]

Jim Wallis on NBC’s Today Show

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Continuing a Today show special series called “The Mystery of Faith,” host Meredith Vieira explores the growth of evangelical Christians in America and their changing political power. + Click here to watch the segment

Verse of the Day: ‘Dissentions and offenses’

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I urge you, brothers and sisters, to keep an eye on those who cause dissensions and offenses, in opposition to the teaching that you have learned; avoid them. For such people do not serve the Lord Christ, but their own […]

Maryada Vallet: Dispatch from the Desert: Crown of Thorns

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It is late afternoon in southern Arizona and the branches of the ocotillo cacti shine like golden rods pointing to the heavens. The monsoon rains of summer have turned desolation into life, and all that was brown is green in […]

Voice of the Day: Thomas Cahill on Prophets

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Prophets are, by their nature, inconvenient party-poopers. It is a mistaken notion that prophets can see the future. Rather, they tell us what is true right now. – Thomas Cahill, in Hey You, Listen Up! Sojourners, March-April 2003 + Sign […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Learn to do good’

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Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow. – Isaiah 1:16-17 + Sign […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on the lame duck Congress, the new Congress, Iraq, religious voters, conservatism, the minimum wage, arms sales, and select features and op-eds Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Lame […]

Brian McLaren: Compassion and Hope in the Haggard Scandal

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As a representative of the Red Letter Christians, I was asked the other day to participate in an NPR dialogue about the recent resignation of Ted Haggard. Two things struck me about the dialogue. First, compassion. The tone of the […]

Voice of the Day: Maya Angelou

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We, unaccustomed to courageexiles from delightlive coiled in shells of lonelinessuntil love leaves its high holy templeand comes into our sightto liberate us into life. – Maya Angelou + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail

Jeff Carr and Duane Shank: What is a Secular Fundamentalist?

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NOTE: On Wednesday morning, just after writing his initial reaction to the election, Jim Wallis received word that his father had suddenly passed away. He is now in Detroit with his family, and funeral services will be held Sunday. Please […]

Jeff Carr: Evangelicals ‘Didn’t Show Up’?

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Some of you will remember that I wrote an open letter to Dr. James Dobson a few weeks ago, and posted it here on this blog. Well, Dr. Dobson released a statement yesterday regarding his assessment of what happened in […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on the Senate, the Bush-Pelosi pledge cooperation, defense department, election, immigration, Bolton, Middle East, Iraq, military training, global poverty, women and Islam, Darfur, passing of Ed Bradley, and a message from the UK (The Guardian). Sign up […]

Verse of the Day: coming into the light

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For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on Rumsfeld’s resignation, election coverage and analysis, immigration, the Religious Right, and select editorials Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Rumsfeld. Rumsfeld steps down – “Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld […]

Tony Campolo: Questions Raised by the Haggard Scandal

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The scripture says that when one member of the body suffers, all the members suffer. And so it is that each of us took a hit when Ted Haggard was “ousted,” disgraced, and then ridiculed by late-night comedians. But after […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Do not envy the violent’

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Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it. Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it” – when you have it […]

Tony Jones: Why I Didn’t Waste My Vote

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For the third election in a row, I voted for the Independence Party candidate in the Minnesota gubernatorial election. (Yes, if you’re counting backward, that means that I voted for Jesse “The Body” Ventura – and proudly so!) This year’s […]

Jim Wallis: A Defeat for the Religious Right and the Secular Left

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In this election, both the Religious Right and the secular Left were defeated, and the voice of the moral center was heard. A significant number of candidates elected are social conservatives on issues of life and family, economic populists, and […]

Voice of the Day: Stanley Hauerwas

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In saying “Your kingdom come,” we are acknowledging that faith in Jesus is not simply an idea or an emotion. It is a concrete reality of which we are to become part or else be out of step with the […]

Amy Sullivan: And in Other News…

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Lost amid some of the understandably bigger headlines were a few stories that would have been remarkable in a normal election season. Up first, the country’s first Muslim congressman has been elected in Minnesota. Keith Ellison, a lawyer and Muslim […]

Amy Sullivan: Noted Without Comment

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The headline: “Dobson Withdraws from Haggard’s Counseling Team.” The quote: “Emotionally and spiritually, I wanted to be of help,” Dobson said in a statement, “but the reality is that I don’t have the time…”

Jim Wallis: Make Work Work

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Minimum wage initiatives are winning in Missouri, Ohio, and Arizona, and winning handily. In Missouri the proposal to increase the minimum wage is winning by almost three to one. Voters are saying that work needs to work; and that if […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Be doers’

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But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in the mirror; for they look at themselves […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on the election, minimum wage, abortion, Rumsfeld’s resignation, Darfur, Iran, and the U.N. Security Council Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Breaking news this afternoon. Rumsfeld to Step Down […]

Jim Wallis: Stay the Course No More

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Perhaps most interesting in this campaign were some of the negative Democratic ads. They simply assert that the Republican candidate agrees with George W. Bush. That’s all they tried to prove and trotted out the percentage of times the candidate […]

Voice of the Day: Murphy Davis on Words and Deeds

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So long as the word remains in any way theoretical and is not incarnated by actions and translated into deeds, then it is not faith. It might be theology, not very good theology at that, but it is not faith. […]

Duane Shank: Taxation Without Representation

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Like many other Americans, I have avidly followed the campaigns this fall for the House and Senate. I have seen scores of political ads on television. I know it is an important election in which a great deal is at […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Is it not this to know me?’

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Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness, and his upper rooms by injustice; who makes his neighbors work for nothing, and does not give them their wages…. Did not your father eat and drink and do justice and […]

Jim Wallis: Bad News for Fundamentalists

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Three important projections were just made by CNN. Bob Casey is projected to win in a Senate seat in Pennsylvania by what CNN is calling a landslide. And in Ohio, former Methodist minister Ted Strickland is projected to beat the […]

Jim Wallis: Family Values?

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What a shame. Don Sherwood, Republican from Pennsylvania, just lost his House seat. Sherwood had an 85% approval rating from James Dobson’s Family Action—only falling short of the 100% rating because he failed to co-sponsor the Marriage Protection amendment, though […]

Rich Nathan: Evangelical Engagement – Promise and Pitfalls

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Note: The following is a condensed summary of the talk Pastor Rich Nathan delivered at the “Voting Our Values” rally last Thursday in Columbus, Ohio. A link to the full text appears at the end, or you can download audio […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on the election, “The Politics of Jesus” in Newsweek, Iraq, Nicaragua, and cluster bombsSign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Election Day-lead stories from major papers. New York Times: Candidates […]

Voice of the Day: Aung San Suu Kyi

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A revolution which aims merely at changing official policies and institutions with a view to an improvement in material conditions has little chance of genuine success. Without a revolution of the spirit, the forces which produced the iniquities of the […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Look not to your own interests’

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Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that […]

Jim Wallis: We Are All Sinners

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I heard the news about Ted Haggard late Thursday afternoon and felt heartsick. I was on the road and about to speak, but I couldn’t stop thinking that night about how much pain this was going to cause. I have […]

Voice of the Day: Cesar Chavez

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History will judge societies and governments – and their institutions – not by how big they are or how well they serve the rich and the powerful, but by how effectively they respond to the needs of the poor and […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on the Saddam Hussein verdict, the Iraq war, election coverage, Darfur, the Episcopal Church, Ted Haggard, and (lack of) antiwar protestSign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Iraq-Saddam Hussein. Saddam […]

Verse of the Day: Prayer and Forgiveness

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“Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.” – Mark 11:25-26 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Jim Wallis: Voting God’s Politics

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For years, we have watched the proliferation of voter’s guides from the Religious Right that did all but actually endorse only right-wing Republican candidates. Before the 2004 election, their narrow list of “non-negotiables” included abortion, stem-cell harvesting, homosexual marriage, human […]

Voice of the Day: F. Kefa Sempangi

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If we are following Jesus, we cannot wait for the perfect community. It was while we were yet sinners that Christ allowed his body to be broken for us…Our commitment to one another in community can be no less than […]

Jim Wallis: “On November 7th, We’re Gonna Let it Shine”

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Thursday evening at the Broad Street Presbyterian Church in downtown Columbus, Ohio, religious leaders from across the denominational spectrum worshiped, preached, and prayed together. In the final days before the 2006 election, their unified message rang out loud and clear: […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on the election, faith and politics, Iran, North Korea, Darfur, immigrants and healthcare, Iraq, nuclear weapons, religion, and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Election. War tests […]

Voice of the Day: Mother Theresa

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It is not what we do that is important, but how much love we put into what we do: we should do small things with great love. – Mother Teresa + Sign up to receive our quote of the day […]

Becky Garrison: Vote for My Jesus?

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As we gear up for the upcoming presidential election battles, once again Sojourners reminded me that God is not a Republican. Or a Democrat. In lieu of the plethora of partisan propaganda I often receive from both the Religious Right […]

Diana Butler Bass: Not Red, Not Blue…Purple Churches

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For the last three years, I directed a grassroots research project on vital mainline Protestant congregations that involved “on the ground” – or perhaps “in the pews” – surveys, interviews, and field observations. In the fall of 2004, immediately before […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on the election, Iraq, faith and politics, the first woman presiding bishop, the middle east, landmines in Columbia, religion and law, and selct op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news […]

Verse of the Day: “Pride goes before destruction”

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Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. It is better to be of a lowly spirit among the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud. – Proverbs 16:18-19 + Sign up to receive our […]

Voice of the Day: Henri Nouwen

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Jesus brought us a new life in ultimate vulnerability. As a child he was dependent on the care and protection of others; he lived as a poor preacher without any political, economic, or military power; and he died nailed on […]

Verse of the Day: “Servant to All”

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He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant to all.” Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on the election, voting rights, abortion, the Middle East, Iraq, Darfur, North Korea, religion, and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Election. Campaign fireworks fly as polls […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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: 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 […]

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: 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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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