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Still Hungry
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

This weekend I found myself irritable, tired, and hungry. Not hungry for food, but with an ache in my spirit. A burdensome kind of discontent not easily soothed by quick fixes.</p> ...

Seeking Reconciliation Before and After the Election
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

As the 2008 presidential campaign draws to a close, I've become increasingly less concerned about the specific outcome of election night and more concerned by what we will have positioned ourselves ...

Fighting Tears as the Election Approaches
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I have been fighting tears for the past few days. And as Tuesday draws closer it becomes harder and harder to keep those tears at bay. I have been fighting tears for the past few ...

Why Mavis is Voting
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I work in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of northwest Washington in a building called The Festival Center. I work in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of northwest Washington in a buil ...

An Iraq Veteran's Ambivalent Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I have given a lot of thought in the last several months about the vote coming up. I have given a lot of thought in the last several months about the vote coming up. Shane an ...

What Would Yoder Do?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Since Mennonite theologian and ethicist John Howard Yoder's death in 1997, I have often wondered what he would have said about the events of these past eleven years. Since Me ...

Confessions of an Alternative Voter
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I'm pretty sure I have more sympathy for <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=3293">Shane and his treatment of what I'll call "alternative voting"</a> (pr ...

Jesus is not an Essene nor a Herodian
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

If you care about peace, justice, the common good, poor people, the environment, genocide, war, peoples' health, human life or general wellbeing, come hell or high water, you are going to vote on N ...

Christian Voters Need to Reorient, not Disengage
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In the spirit of honest and civil dialogue, I would like to both affirm and respectfully disagree with a few points made by <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=3293">Shane Claibor ...

Not Voting is Irresponsible, Not Less Responsible
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Dear Shane,</p> Dear Shane, Your recent post is helpful, well-written, and - While I disagree, I very much While I disagree, I very much respect the viewpoi ...

Why I Believe Christians Should Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Hey Shane, thanks for weighing in. I appreciate it. Hey Shane, thanks for weighing in. I appreciate it. I am so thankful for you and everybody who is asking the question of how to ...

Audio: Evangelical and Catholic Leaders Offer Alternative Pro-Life Position
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<em>Editor's Note: During a teleconference today, evangelical and Catholic leaders challenged people of faith to evaluate candidates on a consistent ethic of life that protects life from the "w ...

Be Not Afraid
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In the final days of this election campaign, a new message has emerged. In the final days of this election campaign, a new message has emerged. For the entire political year, the ...

Voting as Damage Control
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Every day I am asked how I will be voting.</p> Every day I am asked how I will be voting. Principled Christian non-voters and secular anarchists have written to urge a p ...

An International Challenge for Christians to Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

If you're a Christian who has given up on politics this year and decided not to vote, do that which is honorable. Go to Joppa and find a ship bound for Tarshish. If you' ...

James Dobson's 'Letter From 2012 in Obama's America'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

James Dobson, you owe America an apology. James Dobson, you owe America an apology. The fictional letter released through your Focus on the Family Action organization, titled &q ...

Tutu on the Election's Dangerous Stereotypes
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>A few hours before the bodies of Jennifer Hudson's murdered mother and brother were discovered on Chicago's South Side last Friday, across town one of the world's greatest peacemakers b ...

Seeking the Heart of God
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I have had a simple prayer on my heart of late -- "God, break my heart for the things that break yours." This past Saturday and Sunday I spent the weekend with Pastor Mike Slaughter at Ginghamsbur ...

Listening to Those Who Sacrificed for the Right to Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I read with interest <a title="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=3130" href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=3130">Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove's post</a> on v ...

My Personal 'Faith Priorities' for this Election
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In 2004, several conservative Catholic bishops and a few megachurch pastors like Rick Warren issued their list of "non-negotiables," which were intended to be a voter guide for their followers. ...

Listening to the Black Church Tradition on Voting and Hope
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In the black Baptist church where I worship every Sunday, it's no surprise that Republicans don't own the evangelical vote. In the black Baptist church where I worship e ...

Dichotomies and Dilemmas in the Global Warming Debate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Tonight at 9 p.m. Tonight at 9 p.m. EST, many of us will tune in to Heat , a PBS investigative documentary on climate change and what big business is doing to address it. ...

The Other Meltdown
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

The financial crisis is nothing to bat an eyelash at, of course, but as the U.S. The financial crisis is nothing to bat an eyelash at, of course, but as the U.S. is swept up in th ...

Lewis and McCain: When Heroes Collide
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

John McCain is an American hero. In 1967, after his plane was shot down over Hanoi in Vietnam, an injured McCain parachuted into a lake. John McCain is an American hero. In 1967, ...

What is the Meaning of "Life"? -- Seeking Common Ground on Abortion Reduction
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

For too long abortion was seen as the only "life" issue in our culture and politics, but there is a growing conviction among Christians that poverty, disease, war, the health-care crisis, human tra ...

A Pastoral Strategy for an Economic Crisis
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> As the polls and media pundits have pointed out, many Americans ...

Just as You Did for the Middle Class, You Also Did For Me
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In the all too familiar script of presidential elections and debates, these words have essentially replaced the words of Jesus. In the all too familiar script of presidential elec ...

Top 10 Reasons to Sign the Vote Out Poverty Pledge
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Because politics have failed to solve big problems in the past, it is tempting, even during a critical election year, to become apathetic and disengage from the political process. ...

Zogby's Purple People Poll
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

While most political junkies were distracted by the big news of the week - the economic meltdown, the first presidential debate - the good people at <a href="http://www.zogby.com/">Zogby Intern ...

A Historic Week for South Africa
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

The political events in South Africa over the last week have been historical The political events in South Africa over the last week have been historical Thank you so much ...

Obama Hung in Effigy at Christian College
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

This is hard to read. Hard to swallow. Hard to understand ... This is hard to read. Hard to swallow. Hard to understand ... especially when it happens at a Christian universit ...

Ten Reasons Why This Election Should Be About Issues and Not Personalities
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

The presidential tickets in this election on both sides of the aisle have lots of "personality;" some of the candidates have even been referred to as "rock stars." John McCain's campa ...

Amy Sullivan: 'Are Evangelicals Really Sold on Palin?'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

I saw a column this weekend in <em>Time </em>magazine by Amy Sullivan in which <a href="http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1839190,00.html">she asks, "Are Evangelic ...

Fact-Checking and Faith First
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

John McCain's acceptance speech last night sought to present him as a maverick and bipartisan reformer, in contrast to the total partisanship of Sarah Palin the night before. ...

Beyond Palin's Personality
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

While many conservatives have known and admired Sarah Palin for some time, most Americans do not know her. While many conservatives have known and admired Sarah Palin for some tim ...

The Democratic Nomination's Historic Significance
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 11:07am | Type: Blog

I have been watching the Democratic National Convention this week, and I think when Barack Obama gives his acceptance speech tonight it is going to be an important historic moment. ...