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List America's prominent evangelicals and the Rev. Rick Warren remains near the top, right up there with the Rev. Brian McLaren, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Jim Wallis, the Rev. Tim Keller and others.
Rep. Stephen Cohen, D-Tenn., took to the House floor to remind conservatives that "Barack Obama was a community organizer like Jesus. ... Pontius Pilate was a governor." The Rev. Jim Wallis of Sojourners saw a campaign button based on this one-liner and, on the "Interfaith Voices" public radio show, said it was a fine response to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's jab at the work of "community organizers."
In urban centers and smaller communities, churches are often the entities leading the way with solutions to the world's complex social problems. Organizations such as Sojourners and the Christian Community Development Association help to encourage what Sojourners founder and author Jim Wallis calls a "Great Awakening" in his upcoming book by the same title and what bloggers have labeled a "revolution."