God's Politics

You must not distort justice; you must not show partiality; and you must not accept bribes, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of those who are in the right. – Deuteronomy 16:19 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

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Bono was in town the other night and had a small thank-you party for friends and allies to celebrate some successes in Africa with regard to poverty, AIDS, and other pandemic diseases. Joy and I went along, and it was nice to connect with him again. He gave a few remarks about signs of hope,…

Humility is attentive patience. -Simone Weil + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail

Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you. – Philippians 4:9-9 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

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As expected, President Bush yesterday vetoed legislation that would expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). At our religious leaders’ news conference on Tuesday, I spoke of the issues at stake here. Jesus made healing a principal sign of his ministry and of the presence of the kingdom of God. From a biblical point…

The Kingdom opens with a striking historical montage, depicting the roots of Saudi Arabia and why this country means so much to the U.S. We’re soon plunged into a horrific attack, viewing the killing of whole American families and the Saudi police who guard them in compounds where Islamic law does not apply. It’s not…

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There are lots of different people saying lots of different things, and some of them put us off with their craziness and there are lots of points to argue with them about, but at their best they seem to be acting out of a single profound impulse, which is best described with words like tolerance,…

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