The Common Good

Results for Hearts & Minds

A Summit for Change
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis "When I claim to be a Christian, it should be a radical statement." IN JUNE, SOJOURNERS ...

Remembering 'Uncle Vincent'
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Vincent's warmth lifted the temperatures of those around him. I SAT MY two boys down the nigh ...

Giving Thanks for a True Disciple
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis In everything he did, Glen sought to bring Christian ethics to public life. MY DEAR FRIEND Glen St ...

10 Personal Decisions for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Christ's upside-down kingdom offers a different and subversive message: Lose your life and you'll find it. ...

A Moral Crisis in Africa
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 9:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis As a Christian, I grieve over the unspeakable violence wrongly done in the name of faith. FOR THE ...

What I Learned by Marrying a Priest
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:48am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Changing the world requires the leadership of women. JOY CARROLL and I were married in 1997. A yea ...

Loving Our Neighbors on a Global Scale
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis We are all neighbors now, whether we like it or not. “GOD CREATED the world and we created borders ...

A Prayer for Mandela
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis We give thanks for how he turned righteous anger into the power of reconciliation. NELSON MANDELA ...

One Church, One Body
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis When racism is tolerated, the reconciling work of Christ on the cross is contradicted. IN OCTOBER, ...

Waiting for the Coming
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 11:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis To feel the pain of the world is to participate in the very heart of God. ADVENT IS UPON US: W ...

Waging Peace in Syria
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis The words of Jesus are either authoritative for us or they are not. IN EARLY SEPTEMBER, President ...

Equal Protection — for All
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis We should always be open to what God is speaking to a new generation of Christians. THIS SUMMER, t ...

My Unexpected Diagnosis
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis "Control is an illusion that we all pursue." THIS IS A very personal column. Last Decemb ...

Overcoming Violent Fundamentalism
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Religious extremism will not be defeated by a primarily military response. TODAY THE Middle East—w ...

Loving Like Christ
Originally Posted: 05/24/2013 - 11:16am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Thanks be to God for the life of Gordon Cosby. GORDON COSBY was perhaps the most Christian human b ...

A Global Call for a New Social Covenant
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis "This is not merely a philosophical enterprise; it is an urgent matter that requires moral courage." ...

What Does It Mean to Be on God's Side?
Originally Posted: 03/28/2013 - 9:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis The need for the common good has never seemed so timely. I RECENTLY FINISHED a new book, which we ...

A 'Historic Moment' on Climate Change?
Originally Posted: 03/04/2013 - 11:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis It's more human to deny the evidence, attack the messengers, and try to delay any response. A ...

What Comes After the Grief?
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis There are more gun dealers in America than McDonald's restaurants. WILL THE MASSACRE at Sandy ...

It's Time to End the Death Penalty
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 11:34am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Attitudes toward capital punishment are changing, including among conservatives. I AM AGAINST the ...

Emerging Hope
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 3:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Take heart! A new generation is ready to lead. I’VE ALWAYS LOOKED forward to Advent. It’s a time e ...

Racial Politics
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 10:02am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis It is contrary to Christian values to use attacks on welfare to win white votes. RACE WAS THE issu ...

How to Change Politics
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis No, that isn’t a typo. Sojourners stood side by side with Focus on the Family to draw attention to the plight of millions who ...

Life Lessons From Baseball
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 2:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Our call from God is to offer hope where nobody else does. I have been a Little League baseball co ...

The Politics of Aslan
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 9:56am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis The lion helped inspire my hope to write a biblical and theological defense of the common good, something that has been almost ...

Iraq: It's Finally Over -- and It Was Wrong
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 3:46pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis The war in Iraq was fundamentally a war of choice, and it was the wrong choice. My son Jack was bo ...

Defining 'Evangelicals' in an Election Year
Originally Posted: 01/27/2012 - 2:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Evangelicals run the political gamut from conservative and moderate to progressive and decidedly liberal. To suggest that most ...

An Open Letter to Occupy Wall Street
Originally Posted: 11/19/2011 - 10:08am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Nonviolence is not just a critical tactic but a necessary commitment. You have awakened the sleepin ...

What is 'Biblical Politics'?
Originally Posted: 10/14/2011 - 2:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis People of faith, at our best, are the ultimate independents. Sojourners has always tried to underst ...

9/11: What Have We Learned?
Originally Posted: 09/12/2011 - 4:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis America should be a safe place for people of all faiths. Ten years ago, terrorists hijacked four a ...

Men Behaving Badly
Originally Posted: 08/06/2011 - 9:09am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis It's a consistent storyline in the media, involving powerful men in politics, sports, business, and religion: Men behave ...

The Things that Make for Peace
Originally Posted: 07/26/2011 - 4:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis In this fallen world we are often faced with imperfect choices in response to clear evil. When a te ...

What Would Jesus Cut?
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 1:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Tough choices are now upon us -- but they must be smart, courageous, and compassionate.  The painfu ...

Fasting for Changed Hearts
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 6:40am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Though the fast ended on Easter, it helped to spark a broad and united movement for a moral budget. ...

How Egypt Changed the Conversation
Originally Posted: 08/27/2012 - 10:46am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis The leadership of both our countries has preferred stability to democracy for a long time. In the ...

The Cost of War
Originally Posted: 03/22/2011 - 9:33am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis It's time to end the war in Afghanistan. When the Vietnam-era draft ended, I thought it would ...

Tinkering is Not Enough
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Time and again, we heard from President Obama on the campaign trail that Washington was broken and he was running for presiden ...

Lessons from the Midterm Elections
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:19pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis In politics there is always a spiritual choice to be made -- a choice between hope and fear. In pol ...

A Test of Character
Originally Posted: 06/12/2014 - 9:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis This fall we saw a disturbing rise in religious intolerance in the U.S. This fall we saw a disturb ...

The Real Cost of the Iraq War
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis President Obama announced at the end of August that "the American combat mission in Iraq has ended." Watching the spe ...

Time to End This War
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Soldiers are dying for a failed, arrogant, theologically unjust, and immoral war policy. Gen. David ...

A Time for Moral Reckoning
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis An ethic of endless economic growth, powered by fossil fuels, is ultimately unsustainable. We have ...

Is Christian Ministry Illegal in Arizona?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis This law would force us to disobey Jesus and his gospel. We will not comply. This spring Arizona en ...

A Covenant for Civility
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis We need to behave differently, for the sake of our spiritual integrity and the health of our democracy. ...

Christians for Social Justice
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Jesus said to love our enemies, so no matter what Glenn Beck does we will not attack him personally. ...

To Cut the Deficit, Cut Military Spending
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis It’s the largest federal budget in history. President Obama’s 2011 budget totals $3.8 trillion and contains a deficit of $1.3 t ...

Time to Move Your Money?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis The banks must be sent a message: We find their behavior unacceptable. I’ve been talking with peopl ...

Asking the Right Questions
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:17pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis I have written a new book—one I didn’t plan to write, but which emerged as we responded to the economic crisis that has gripped ...

A Revival for Justice
Originally Posted: 01/30/2013 - 3:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis In November, Dallas hosted Sojourners’ Justice Revival. In November, Dallas hosted Sojourners’ Just ...

The Urgency of Civility
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Respecting the image of God in one another. The call from the member of Congress was almost despera ...