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Jesus Convinces Some Evangelicals to Reject Torture
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Based on some responses to <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/09/torturing-the-least-of-these-b.html">my last post</a>, and <a href="http://blog.faithinpubliclif ...

Torturing the Least of These
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Christians are people who follow a tortured and murdered God. This fact speaks clearly to what our values should be. One of those values should be a rejection of torture, violence in the name of " ...

A New Christian Manifesto: "Follow Me" (Part 2s)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/09/a-new-christian-manifesto-foll.html">continued from part 1</a>]</p> [ continued from part 1 ...

A New Christian Manifesto: "Follow Me" (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

The most direct self-referential command Jesus has given to those who would call themselves by his name is, "Follow me." That means that even before praising Jesus, we must follow him on his path o ...

The Indescribable Drama of Transfiguration
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/summer-sundays"></a></p> Next Wednesday is the Feast of the Transfiguration. What that means is ...

Bible Stories Your Mother Never Told You -- and One to be Told Differently
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/summer-sundays"></a></p> Folks in my line of work ... i.e., writers in the field of religion ... ...

A Crash Course in Jesus Studies
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/summer-sundays"></a></p> A Sunday or two ago, I made mention of -- more to the truth, wrote a w ...

Advise Everyone... Endorse No One
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

As we pass the half-way point of our <a href="http://www.jesusforpresident.org/">Jesus for President tour</a>, we remember Jesus' admonition that we be "as wise as serpents and ...

Forbidden Revivals and the Birth of Bluegrass
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/summer-sundays"></a></p> In the days of my childhood, summer was the season of the big-tent reviv ...

Young Evangelicals, Elections, and Our Real Work
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

It is no secret that young evangelicals are opting out of the 'religious right' in ever-larger numbers, and are becoming more (what for lack of a better term we'll call) progressive. ...

Hope, in Perspective
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Here in Manhattan, the city streets hum with hope following the announcement of the first African American to be nominated for president by a major political party. Here in Manhat ...

Why We Can't Wait & Why We Must: The Radical Timing of God's Movement
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Zack Exley over at <a href="http://revolutioninjesusland.com/">Revolution in Jesusland</a> has been offering some <a href="http://revolutioninjesusland.com/index.php/2008/05/16/is ...

Jesus-Following vs. Social Activism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Claiming to follow Jesus is a ridiculous thing to try and do. Claiming to follow Jesus is a ridiculous thing to try and do. He's a really hard guy to follow, especially when ...

In Praise of the Dishonest Manager
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>One of Jesus' most in-your-face stories, and a personal favorite of mine, is the Parable of the Dishonest Manager in <A title=http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=76525043 href="http://bible.oremu ...

N.T. Wright and Bart Ehrman: New Stories and Resurrection (Part 2 of 2 by Melvin Bray)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>[Continued from <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/05/nt-wright-and-bart-ehrman-new.html">part 1</A>]<BR><BR>I pondered what I might offer to spotli ...

Easter's Challenge to Empire
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> Jesus came w ...

Fools for Christ
Originally Posted: 04/06/2012 - 11:08am | Type: Blog

What is the good news? When all that sin had done, or could ever do, was laid on Jesus, it did not overcome him. Death could not swallow him. I'm on vacation with my family ...

Searching for Jesus' Bones
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Throughout his book, <I>The God Hypothesis,</I> Victor Stenger appears to be obsessed with the need for concrete proof that the son of God was a real man. ...

A Giant Religious Rummage Sale
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P><a href="http://www.powells.com/partner/29218/biblio/0787987425"></a>When I interviewed <A href="http://www.phyllistickle.com">Phyllis Tickle</A> f ...

Was Jesus a Politician?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

<P>Last Friday I was in Santa Barbara, California, to speak at Westmont College - where even on a Friday evening, the gymnasium was packed with students. Last Friday I w ...

The Truth About Obama's Faith
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Everyday there seems to be some new outrageous charge leveled at Barack Obama. One of the most pernicious is that he is a Muslim who is dishonestly masquerading as a Christian. ...

The Truth About Obama's Faith
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Everyday there seems to be some new outrageous charge leveled at Barack Obama. One of the most pernicious is that he is a Muslim who is dishonestly masquerading as a Christian. ...

Making It Real
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Sine How to live as if another world were already here. A growing number of Christians, out of a concern f ...

Ride the Curl
Originally Posted: 03/15/2011 - 10:04am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Alexis Vaughan Ride the Curl Jesus is cool again! He rides a motorcyc ...

Not Just Another PC Peace and Justice Group
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>When I got an invitation to attend the launch of New York Faith &amp; Justice (<a href="http://www.nyfaithjustice.org">www.nyfaithjustice.org</a>), their mission sta ...

Suspicious of the Green Gospel?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | 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, ...

The Foolishness of the Cross
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joe Roos A reflection on the cost of discipleship. In the gospel of Mark, Jesus speaks of the cross and ties i ...

Video: Jim Wallis on Jesus and Lou Dobbs
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

At a press conference announcing Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Jim talked about "welcoming the stranger" and "the least of these." <a href="http://www.youtube.com ...

Video: Tony Campolo on Jesus and Taxes
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Tony Campolo offers some thoughts on "rendering unto Caesar what is Caesar's."</p> <p><a href="http://www.beliefnet.com/av/PreachersAndTeachers.aspx?p=272" target=" ...

Jim Wallis : The Victory (Part 3)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>I am on spring break with my family this week. As we approach Good Friday and Easter, I wanted to share with you the concluding chapter to my book, The Call to Conversion. It's a reflection on th ...

Jim Wallis: The Victory (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>I am on spring break with my family this week. As we approach Good Friday and Easter, I wanted to share with you the concluding chapter to my book, The Call to Conversion. ...

Soldier's Report
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Byron Rempel-Burkholder This afternoon, sir we nailed God down He's at the back of the property He's going nowhere, sir His fe ...

Living the Word
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Malinda Elizabeth Berry Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C. Jesus’ Healing Waters ...

'The Survival of the Fittest'
Originally Posted: 03/16/2011 - 10:37am | Type: Magazine Article

Obery M. Hendricks Jr. Jesus was a political revolutionary—not the meek figure he is commonly portrayed as—whose teachings have been dilut ...

Jesus the Radical
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Richard B. Hays Jesus' anti-politics is very much real politics. Garry Wills, a Pulitzer Prize-winning au ...

A Red Letter Campus
Originally Posted: 05/12/2011 - 10:38am | Type: Magazine Article

David Black What do the words and witness of Jesus demand of a college that calls itself Christian? Try as I m ...

Let Your Light Shine
Originally Posted: 05/12/2011 - 10:39am | Type: Magazine Article

Joseph R., SJ Hacala A Catholic university strives to make hunger for justice part of the curriculum. As the o ...

A Manual for Living
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Glen H. Stassen The Sermon on the Mount is one of the gems of the New Testament, comprised as it is of the spare beauty of the Beatitudes ...

A God of Action
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

James Ferguson Re-enact your favorite Bible stories with the Deluxe Jesus Action Figure! Re-enact your favori ...

Found in Translation
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 4:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Brian D. McLaren 'Kingdom of God' is so last-century. Are there new ways to talk about Jesus' good news? ...

The Child Jesus Speaks
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Debra Rienstra The Child Jesus Speaks The Child Jesus Speaks my mother bleeds for m ...

In the Face of War
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 11:08am | Type: Magazine Article

Larry Rasmussen Bush has been re-elected, the war in Iraq rages on, and militarism seems the order of the day. What's next for those ...

Secret Siblings
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 2:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

S. Scott Bartchy Paul's letters talk about Jesus' radical new vision of believers as family. But some Bible translations miss th ...

One of My Favorite Things
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Gareth Higgins, author of the new book How Movies Helped Save My Soul: Finding Spiritual Fingerprints in Culturally Signifi ...

Christianity's Gift
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Walter Wink All Christianity has to give, and all it needs to give, is the myth of the human Jesus. All Chri ...

Real Product: Super Savior
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jodi Hochstedler Archie McPhee's new "Jesus Action Figure&q ...

The Aroma of Christ
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Beiler Ever since I gave Jesus a ride, my car smells like urine. Why don't I-like Mother Teresa-see ...

Getting the Story Right
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 4:57pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kari Jo Verhulst When Jesus met the Samaritan woman, he was talking to us. When we were children, my sister a ...

How Rebellious Was Jesus?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Chris Byrd Seeing the gospel in new ways. Jesus is serious. John Dear became convinced of that during a pilgri ...

Respectfully Disagreeing
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Susan Hogan/Albach Scholars debate the meaning of Jesus Biblical scholars Marcus Borg and N.T. Wright live on ...