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The Election, Immigration, and the Gospel
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

In the months leading up to the election, the topic of immigration reform has disappeared from the presidential candidates' conversations. In the months leading up to the ele ...

Voting Through the Lens of the Poor
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Around the nation, Christians are lifting up the biblical call to social justice and care for the poorest and most vulnerable, globally and in their communities, through participation in Sojourners ...

Make Culture, Not War
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Not quite 200 years ago, the English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley said something that is perhaps more true today than when he first put it down on paper: "Poets are the unacknowledged legis ...

American First, Christian Second?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Recently, I watched an ongoing <em>New York Times</em> online report by Jennifer Steinhauer and Ben Werschkul called <a title="http://video.on.nytimes.com/?fr_story=5aac1546381f300674da8a59 ...

Egalitarians' Feminism Based on Scripture, Not Secular Ideals
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

For egalitarians, it is an appeal to scripture rather than liberal political thought (as <a href="http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2008/june/28.41.html">Sarah Sumner suggested in <em>C ...

Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>[<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2608">Continued from part 1</a>] I began to wonder what the TBN folks would think of me, a heavily tattooed Christian progressi ...

Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Aaron jumped back when he heard the words. He looked at me in disbelief. "Like, a real one? A born-again one?" he asked. Aaron jumped back when he heard the words. He ...

Uniting to Ban Torture
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Those of us who categorically oppose U.S.-sponsored torture were gratified to hear the consensus between John McCain and Barack Obama in their recent debate at Ole Miss.</p> ...

Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>To say that Christian television is "not my thing" doesn't even get close. To say that Christian television is "not my thing" doesn't even ...

Holy Boldness by Biblical Women
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2347">Last week I celebrated the political prominence women enjoy today</a> as a direct extension of the gains earned for women by early ...

Hard Data on the Shifting Evangelical Ethos
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

The soul of evangelical Christianity is under stress.</p> The soul of evangelical Christianity is under stress. A few weeks ago, there was the disturbing report on tor ...

Micah's Challenge to the Future President
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Yesterday, the United Nations met to discuss our progress toward cutting global poverty in half by 2015. Tonight, the U.S. Yesterday, the United Nations met to discuss our progres ...

A 'Micah Challenge' to U.S. Christians
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

This week, with the news of the U.S. financial crisis dominating the headlines, the United Nations General Assembly opened its annual meeting. This week, with the news of the U.S. ...

Standing on the Shoulders of Women Leaders
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Regardless of your political affiliation or inclinations, the presidential campaign this year has been one of "firsts" for women. Regardless of your political affiliatio ...

Fair Questions for Sarah Palin
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

After Sarah Palin was selected by John McCain as the Republican vice-presidential candidate, reporters asked me whether the pick was desperate, brilliant, or risky. After Sarah Pa ...

Suspicious of the Green Gospel?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Highly suspicious. That's what I was.</p> <p>I was invited to a meeting whose participants were considering proposing something along the line of "Green Gospels." After all, ...

Jim Wallis: The Ever-Widening Evangelical Agenda
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>This <a href="http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-na-orphans13may13,1,691296.story?coll=la-news-religion&amp;ctrack=3&amp;cset=true">article in Sunday's LA Times&l ...