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Debt Ceiling 101: Boundaries and Original Sin
Originally Posted: 10/08/2013 - 10:49am | Type: Blog

The U.S. Treasury believes a default could cause another recession far worse than what we experienced in 2008. Of course, this pending crisis is completely manufactured and entirely avoidable. ...

Let's Talk About Food: Naked, No Doubt Hungry, and Definitely Not Ashamed
Originally Posted: 09/26/2013 - 10:45am | Type: Blog

It's odd that Christians — people who claim to believe that God created the earth, sustains it day by day, and intends to create a new earth — are often so mixed up about sex and food. ...

Let's Talk About Food: The Apple Wasn't the Problem
Originally Posted: 09/25/2013 - 8:57am | Type: Blog

If we're going to talk about food, we need to start with theology. Before chocolate was invented, a snake put "sinfully delicious" and "decadent" on the menu. Somebody fell for the mar ...

The Garden Outside Pleasantville
Originally Posted: 04/02/2013 - 2:46pm | Type: Blog

In some way or other, I think it’s safe to say that we all have a kind of nostalgia for the innocence and purity of the Garden of Eden before what we call “the fall.” In some way ...

A Tree-of-Life Politics of Abundance
Originally Posted: 10/26/2012 - 12:11pm | Type: Blog

When people talk about the fall of humanity in the Jewish Genesis story, we never talk much about the Tree of Life. When people talk about the fall of humanity in the Jewish Ge ...

Is Work a Punishment From God?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2012 - 4:25pm | Type: Blog

On the first Monday of September, America honors working stiffs by taking a paid day off. But does Labor Day celebrate an enterprise that God intended to be a punishment? On the f ...

Adam, Eve and That Damned Snake
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 12:48pm | Type: Blog

Because now, according to this version of what the story is about, every person born after that inherited original sin from Eve. That’s right. Eve messed it up for everyone by eating some piece of fruit God to ...

Our Dark Night
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

They say at some point in their lives great leaders experience a "dark night of the soul," or a period in life when your feet, knees, and face scrape and stick to the proverbial bottom. ...

Joyless Christians and The Lord of the Rings
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 2:12pm | Type: Blog

My favorite characters in The Lord of the Rings are the Ents -- an ancient race of giant living, talking, breathing trees in J.R.R. Tolkien's fictional land, Middle Earth. My ...

Choosing Priest Instead of Princess: The Pitfalls of Ransomed Heart Ministries
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Growing up, I had never heard of John and Stasi Eldredge's Ransomed Heart Ministries and their co-written book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400200385?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojourners- ...

Voices from the Gulf: Our Way of Life, Forever Altered
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

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Jesus is Risen but What Happened to the Kingdom?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Jesus is Risen, Alleluia.</p> Jesus is Risen, Alleluia. Most of us spent yesterday praising God and singing about the resurrection. But as I sat down this morning to ...

The Idolatry of Security (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>[<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2457">Continued from part 1&l ...