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Meet the 'Evangelical' Catholics Who Are Remaking the GOP
Originally Posted: 06/17/2014 - 10:12am | Type: Blog

In today’s Republican Party, a number of factors have forged a new religious identity that supersedes familiar old categories. How many voters know that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bu ...

Reflections on Race, Faith, and Gingrich
Originally Posted: 07/24/2013 - 12:42pm | Type: Blog

The current reality is that a large portion of the Body is hurting and there’s another substantial part of the Body that’s completely numb to our pain. In light of the Zi ...

Santorum Shows the Religious Right isn’t Dead Yet
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

With Santorum on an roll after big primary wins Tuesday in Alabama and Mississippi, those born-again bigwigs and their allies may be having the last laugh. Does Rick Santorum' ...

Why is it So Hard to Do Religion in Prime Time?
Originally Posted: 03/14/2012 - 4:21pm | Type: Blog

Many TV network executives, advertisers and producers would sell their souls to get the kind of audience God has. But giving religion a starring role in prime time? Not so much. M ...

It's the Comedy, Stupid.
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 9:51am | Type: Blog

Over the weekend, Newt Gingrich decided to wade into a minor cultural skirmish by claiming that the new ABC dramedy GCB is an attack on faith fueled by anti-Christian bias. Over ...

How Did Religion Play Out in Super Tuesday?
Originally Posted: 03/07/2012 - 6:32pm | Type: Blog

New exit polling shows Mitt Romney continuing to struggle among the GOP’s white born-again/evangelical voters. While Mitt Romney took 10 of the Super Tuesday primaries and caucus ...

Santorum's Trifecta
Originally Posted: 02/08/2012 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

It was an eventful night in the GOP primary race last night, with some surprises in the results. It was an eventful night in the GOP primary race last night, with some surprises i ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 7, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/07/2012 - 4:21pm | Type: Blog

Ferris Bueller's Super Bowl ad compared side by side with the movie, North Korea goes polka via Norway with A-Ha's "Take on Me,"Jimmy Kimmel encourages viewers to pull more pranks, timelaps ...

Founders Declare War on Religion!
Originally Posted: 02/06/2012 - 3:23pm | Type: Blog

As we ponder historian Newt Gingrich's ever more vigorous denunciations of President Obama's "war on religion," it is worth recalling the first time an American politician charged the polit ...

Tony Campolo: Newt's Surprising Evangelical Fan Base
Originally Posted: 01/30/2012 - 5:26pm | Type: Blog

I, for one, am quite willing to join the "forgive, forget and move on" crowd, but it does make me wonder if Evangelicals are going to sound believable when they say that they tend to vote Republican ...

Woops! Gingrich Iowa Political Director Resigns After Calling Mormonism a "Cult"
Originally Posted: 12/14/2011 - 2:53pm | Type: Blog

Newt Gingrich’s Iowa political director resigned yesterday after less than a week on the job for disparaging comments he made about the Mormon faith, referring to the religion as a “cult.” ...

The Morning News: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 TIME: Person Of The Year - The Protester Once upon a time, when major news events were chronicled strictly by professionals and pr ...

The Afternoon News: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/13/2011 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 THE HUFFINGTON POST: Occupy Movement : Winning? As the police have been dismantling some Occupy encampments around the country and ...

The Morning News: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/13/2011 - 1:08pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 THE NEW REPUBLIC: Why Are American Politicians Always Switching Religions? If Newton Leroy Gingrich becomes the Republican candidate ...

Newt Gingrich’s Middle East Blunder (Expect More)
Originally Posted: 12/24/2011 - 7:07am | Type: Blog

Ridiculous. Ignorant. Racist. Dangerous. These are just a few of the terms that flew out of the Middle East this weekend following Newt Gingrich’s unwelcome remarks about Israel and the Palestinians on Frida ...

GOP Candidates Answer: Does Marital Fidelity Matter?
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 2:50pm | Type: Blog

The question of moral character and how it plays into public life has tended to be fairly low level conversation in our country. It’s subjects of discussion are usually those who we aren’t planning on voting f ...

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/08/2011 - 11:01am | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 THINK PROGRESS: ‘Morning Joe’ Crew Mocks Perry’s War On Christmas Ad As if the overwhelmingly negative reviews from YouTube users an ...

The Afternoon News: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 THE HUFFINGTON POST: AIDS: From Judgment To Hope (OPINION) World AIDS Day on December 1 was marked with an inspiring flood of artic ...

Facts, Opinions, and Newt Gingrich
Originally Posted: 12/02/2011 - 4:49pm | Type: Blog

When you look around and see others working hard, playing by the rules, and still not necessarily knowing where the next meal is coming from or how to pay for medicine this month, it can deincentivize. ...

The Morning News: Friday, Dec. 2, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/02/2011 - 3:31pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 AMERICAN SPECTATOR: Social Muddle: Business, Justice, and the Gospel are Already Social The adjective that economist Friedrich Hayek f ...

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 THE NEW YORK TIMES: A Decade Of Progress On AIDS (OPINION) I’ll tell you the worst part about it, for me. It was the look in their e ...

Evangelical Consistency and the 2012 Elections
Originally Posted: 11/30/2011 - 5:24pm | Type: Blog

Unfortunately, many people who go to church on Sunday are more influenced by what they see on cable TV than by the Bible. I hear that lament from pastors all the time. Too many of their congregant’s political ...

The Morning News: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/30/2011 - 12:34pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 REUTERS: Private Sector Adds 206,000 Jobs In November The pace of job growth in the economy's private sector accelerated in N ...

The Morning News: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 NPR: Coptics Fear Islamists Will Sweep Egypt Elections Many Coptic Christians in Alexandria are eying Egypt's first free parlia ...

The Morning News: Monday, Nov. 28, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/28/2011 - 4:08pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 THE NEW YORK TIMES: Policy-Making Billionaires OVER the past 30 years, as the gap between wealthy and poor grew ever wider, total phi ...

Gang of Eight: GOP Candidates Debate o' the Week
Originally Posted: 11/23/2011 - 4:46pm | Type: Blog

Another week, another Republican Presidential Debate. This time, eight of the GOP candidates for the nomination spent their evening putting forward their beliefs on the issues of foreign policy and national s ...

Oh My God! A Response to the GOP Presidential Debate on Foreign Policy
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

“Oh my God” was the refrain that kept going through my mind as I watched the Republican presidential candidates talk about their positions on foreign policy at their debate over the weekend. ...

Newt Gingrich Is Right
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 1:06pm | Type: Blog

Newt Gingrich is right. Not about most things, but he is, at least, about the superficial state of our political discourse. Newt Gingrich is right. Not about most things, but he i ...

The Afternoon News: Friday Nov. 11, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/11/2011 - 4:19pm | Type: Blog

An afternoon round up of news related to Sojourners commitments to social justice and the poor. A (usually) twice-daily round up of news related to Sojouners commitments to ...

Let Your Voice Be Heard in Saturday's GOP Debate
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 7:48pm | Type: Blog

Let your voices be heard! Learn how to submit questions for Saturday's GOP Presidential Debate on issues relating to national security. On Saturday, November 12, at 8 p.m. ET ...

Randall Balmer answers, "What is an Evangelical?"
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Blog

The puzzle here is not that readers of the Bible would tilt toward the political left. That, for me, as well as for thousands of other American evangelicals, is self-evident. ...

'Now that I've found you ...'
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:08pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. So now we know why over the past few years our Internet service would sometimes slow to a crawl: Osama bin Laden was tying u ...

Newt Gingrich: A Catholic Running Against Islam?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker and high-profile conservative intellectual, announced that he is officially in the running for the Republican nomination for president. New ...

America's Greatest Deficit is Spiritual, Not Merely Financial
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 1:00pm | Type: Blog

With all the angst about the economy, the deficit, and a looming government shut-down, I'm still concerned that we're treating symptoms rather than diagnosing the underlying disease. ...

Refracting America Through 9/11 Lens
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

"Nazis don't have the right to put up a sign next to the Holocaust Museum in Washington," said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. "Nazis don't have the r ...

A Good START: Reducing the Idolatry of Nuclear Weapons
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

The decades-long struggle to first reduce and then abolish nuclear weapons achieved two major goals this week that we can celebrate.</p> The decades-long struggle to first r ...

The Pope vs. Climate Change Deniers
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

The recent blizzard of bunk coming from climate change deniers giddy over the recent Snowmageddon that paralyzed the nation's capital is a classic case of putting ideology and politics before scien ...

Interpretation, Hermeneutics, and Judge Sotomayor
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Judge Sonia Sotomayor has begun jumping through the Senate's ritual hoops to become the next member of the Supreme Court. Judge Sonia Sotomayor has begun jumping through the ...