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Reaching Out Across Differences
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

I have paid keen interest to this current presidential race. I have paid keen interest to this current presidential race. Being from another country, the whole process is quite fa ...

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 ...

A Responsibility to Care
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Mike Huckabee talks about children, poverty, and the role of government. When thousands of people ...

The Right Thing to Do
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis John Edwards explains why poverty is an issue we can do something about. Sen. John Edwards came t ...

Mal-Engagement, Disengagement, and Wise Engagement
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I understand the sentiments shared by many voters in the recent <a href="http://pewforum.org/docs/?DocID=334">Pew poll on faith and politics</a>. I understan ...

The Great Emergence
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Phyllis Tickle Every 500 years or so, the church—and the world—experience huge social, political, economic, and cultural shifts. What does ...

Faithful Transitions
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Phyllis Tickle Phyllis Tickle talks with Becky Garrison, senior contributing writer for The Wittenburg Door and author of Rising from the ...

Voting is Never Uncritical, Unqualified, nor Unconditional
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I've been blogging lately about faith, politics, and voting. I've been blogging lately about faith, politics, and voting. In a recent post , I reflected that this ele ...

To Vote or Not to Vote
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Some folks I've talked to are not going to vote in the 2008 elections. Some are disillusioned. Some don't like either candidate enough to vote. Some folks I've talk ...

Pro-Life Democrats Call for an Abortion Reduction Plank
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<p align="left">As a pro-life Democrat, and a member of the party's platform committee I will be pressing for the inclusion of an abortion reduction plank in this year's platform. ...

D#@*$% Environmentalists!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

A friend of mine recalls a dinner-table conversation one day when she was a schoolgirl. Her dad had come home unusually frustrated from his job as a city planner. A friend of mine ...

Two Firsts
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

The fact that an African American and a woman each ran so strongly in the long primary season of this election year speaks very well of the country. The fact that an African Ameri ...

A Transformational Moment
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

When the historic legislative milestone of the Voting Rights Act finally passed in 1965, I was still a young teenager. Until then, black people in America didn't have the right to vote. ...

U.S. Foreign Policy Versus the Great Commission
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<p align="left">Samuel Huntington, the Harvard political scientist and the author of <em>The Clash of Civilizations</em>, contends that unless things change, we are facing an era mark ...

What Do You Mean by Politics? (Part 2 of 2 by Brian McLaren)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

[continued from <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/06/what-do-you-mean-by-politics-p.html">part one</a>]</p> [continued from part o ...

What Do You Mean by Politics? (Part 1 of 2 by Brian McLaren)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

A recent <em>New York Times</em> story, "<a title="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/01/us/01evangelical.html" target="_blank" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/01/ ...

The Lion of the Senate
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

They call him a lion. They call him a lion. John McCain, on Tuesday, called him the "last lion in the Senate … because he remains the single most effective member of the Sena ...

Poverty IS an Electoral Issue
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Four years ago, Call to Renewal conducted a 12-day "Rolling to Overcome Poverty" bus tour to say that poverty was a religious and electoral issue. Four years ago, Call t ...

An Evangelical Manifesto
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

The church has a serious image problem. The church has a serious image problem. A recent book, unChristian, by Barna pollster David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons reveals much about ...

Wright Ex-Factor
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Over the last several days, I watched Rev. Jeremiah Wright in discussions of faith, theology, history, and culture on television. The three-plus hours I devoted to PBS and CNN amounted to som ...

Immature Media or Mature Faith?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>No two events in this political season stand in starker contrast than last night's ABC Democratic debate and last Sunday's CNN Compassion Forum. </P><br /> <P></P> ...

Questions of Substance at the Compassion Forum
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Last evening, I was privileged to be one of the religious leaders asked to participate in the Compassion Forum, sponsored by <a href="http://www.faithinpubliclife.org/">Faith in Public ...

Video: Jim Wallis and Jimmy Carter
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Part 1 - Jimmy Carter talks about <em>The Great Awakening</em>. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTikMoY9tp0">Watch it:</a></p> Part 1 - ...

Video: Jim Wallis and Tony Perkins on CNN
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>On CNN's <em>The Situation Room</em>, Jim Wallis and the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins talk about evangelical attitudes in the election. ...

Exciting SBC Alternative Not Without Shortcomings
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>During the closing days of January, more than 15,000 Baptists from 30 different Baptist denominations gathered together at the Convention Center in Atlanta. During th ...

The Rev. Wright Effect; Rice on Race
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>We were never likely to get away with "transcending" race in this election as the early Obama campaign suggested to some. We were never likely to get away w ...

Engaging with "A More Perfect Union"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Like many (I hope most) people, I was deeply moved and impressed by Senator Obama's speech on race. Like many (I hope most) people, I was deeply moved and impres ...

Healing the Wounds of Race
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>It has simmered throughout this campaign, and now race has exploded into the center of the media debate about the presidential race. It has simmered throughout this c ...

Video: Has the Religious Right Lost Its Way?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis talks with Tony Perkins (Family Research Council), Harry Jackson (High Impact Leadership), and Sammy Rodriguez (National Hispanic Leadership Conference) about the broadening evangelical ...

Repentance Means a New Direction
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> On Tuesday, Pre ...

Good News for Southern Baptists
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

As the nation's second largest denomination (after the Roman Catholic Church), Southern Baptists have been given much, so their potential to do good is considerable - as is the danger of missing op ...

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 Politics of Change
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis It's time to be in the business of building social movements, not just winning elections. At the ...

Is It Still a Wonderful Life?
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

E.J. Dionne Jr. Building a new politics on the old values of generosity, compassion, and community. For a very ...

Well Done, President Bush
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P dir=ltr>In recent weeks, we've been watching Senator Obama and Senator Clinton try to disagree honestly without being too nasty in the process. In recent weeks, we� ...

A Religious Landscape Ripe for Revival
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I haven't yet read the whole study released yesterday by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life titled, "<A title=http://religions.pewforum.org/ href="http://religions.pewforum.org/"& ...

A Lenten Call to Repentance
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> March 19 wil ...

Sorry Day
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P><A title=http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/11/changes-down-under-by-jim-wall.html href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/11/changes-down-under-by-jim-wall.html">Wh ...

Twenty-Something Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

The most considerable evidence that we're entering a "post-Religious Right America" is the shifting political agenda and theological emphasis of a new generation of 20-something evangelicals. ...

Pomp and People Power
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Sunday morning a week ago I preached at the beautiful Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, California. Their service blends the best of the Anglo/Catholic Episcopal tradition with the creative S ...

Recent Adventures in Radio Activity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Late last week, <A href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=special.TGA&amp;item=TGA_book_events"><I>The Great Awakening</I> book tour</A> brought me to Seattle, ...

A Mormon on a Weather Vane
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>This afternoon's top news is Mitt Romney's announcement that he is ending his run for the presidency. Romney's candidacy raised the issue of whether a Mormon could be elected p ...

Dialogue at Davos
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>In late January I had the great honor of being a participant in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In late January I had the great honor of being a participan ...

Crazy Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>On this Super Tuesday, there will no doubt be a lot of discussion (again) about the role of religion On this Super Tuesday, there will no doubt be a lot of discussio ...

Born Again Voters Up for Grabs
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>A common question from over the last few years has been for proof that the movement I describe has a real and measurable constituency. "Give us a sign," they say. ...

Why I Wrote The Great Awakening
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Evangelicals are leaving the Religious Right in droves. My book God’s Politics called ...

The Great Awakening
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Can a 21st-century faith revival change politics? Something is happening. Faith is being applied to ...

Video: The Moral State of the Union
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Tonight, President Bush delivers his 7th State of the Union address. We are certain to hear about the President's plan for stimulating the economy.</p> Tonight, Pre ...

Text: The Moral State of the Union
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>I'm Jim Wallis, of Sojourners and author of <EM>The Great Awakening</EM>. I'm Jim Wallis, of Sojourners and author of The Great Awakening . A ...