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The New 'Nones' Aren't Atheist--Just Unaffiliated
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Historically, the number of individuals who say they have no religious affiliation in America ranges between 5-10%, but a new poll conducted by Robert Putnam (of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/p ...

Mark Driscoll, St. Francis, and the Megachurch
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I rarely agree with Mark Driscoll. Yet he points to something when he said:</p> I rarely agree with Mark Driscoll. Yet he points to something when he said: This genera ...

A Christian Mistake
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

In ominous red and black, last week's <em>Newsweek</em> cover carried the headline, "The Decline and Fall of Christian America." The magazine's <a href="http://www.newsw ...

Sider Declares End of 'Steroid Era' in Progressive Christianity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Speaking for the first time about the results of his months-long investigation into the progressive Christian movement, Dr. Ron Sider revealed that the use of performance-enhancing drugs among promine ...

What Makes Liberals and Conservatives Angry? Abortion Reduction
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

When both the Left and Right begin sharpening their knives, it means you are on to something. When both the Left and Right begin sharpening their knives, it means you are on to so ...

Tools for a God-Focused Lent
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

During the Lenten season, I decided to see how I could put into practice this <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/02/27/confession-radicalism-often-turns-people-into-jerks-rather-than-lovers/">g ...

On the Corruption of a Young Evangelical
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&amp;pageId=84943">Philis Schlafly, a long time leader of the Religious Right</a> and known for her opposition to the Equal ...

Changing the Image of Religion: The New Faith Coalition
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

The day after the inauguration, I will be joining with Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, and Christian leaders at the National Prayer Service for our new president. The day after the inaugur ...

Another Reason for Being a Red Letter Christian
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

With the resignation of Richard Cizik as vice president for government affairs of the National Association of Evangelicals, we have one more reason why many of us are calling ourselves Red Letter C ...

Rich Cizik, Pioneer for New Evangelicals, Resigns from NAE
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

Rich Cizik has been a pioneer in the "new evangelical" movement and a real hero, especially to the next generation of young believers. Rich Cizik has been a pioneer in t ...

The Confession of a Young White Evangelical
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Sorry <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/26/magazine/26mccain-t.html?scp=17&amp;sq=many%20faces%20of%20john%20mccain&amp;st=cse">Mr. Sorry Mr. Schmi ...

Frank Schaeffer on Who Lost this Election and Why
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Not everyone in the country is happy with the election results, but Frank Schaeffer argues that only two groups lost, the New Atheists and the Religious Right.</p> Not every ...

A New Faith Coalition
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Most elections are just power rearrangements; this one was a transformational moment in our history. Most elections are just power rearrangements; this one was a transformational ...

Religion in the Race for the White House
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

As part of my coverage of the <a href="http://www.aarweb.com">American Academy of Religion</a>'s annual meeting, I attended a day-long workshop titled "Religion in the Race for ...

Christian Voters Need to Reorient, not Disengage
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

In the spirit of honest and civil dialogue, I would like to both affirm and respectfully disagree with a few points made by <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=3293">Shane Claibor ...

Be Not Afraid
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

In the final days of this election campaign, a new message has emerged. In the final days of this election campaign, a new message has emerged. For the entire political year, the ...

Voting as Damage Control
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Every day I am asked how I will be voting.</p> Every day I am asked how I will be voting. Principled Christian non-voters and secular anarchists have written to urge a p ...

James Dobson's 'Letter From 2012 in Obama's America'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

James Dobson, you owe America an apology. James Dobson, you owe America an apology. The fictional letter released through your Focus on the Family Action organization, titled &q ...

Why My Church is Hosting a Poverty Sunday
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/voteoutpoverty/"></a>Two of the mantras that my evangelicalism has taught me over the years are these:</p> <p>1. Be True to Scr ...

Mal-Engagement, Disengagement, and Wise Engagement
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | 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 ...

Advise Everyone... Endorse No One
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | 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 ...

A Call for Evangelical Rhetorical Accountability
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability <a href="http://ecfa.org/">(ECFA.org) </a>was launched in 1979, in response to growing concern "over an increase of [sic] questio ...

Video: Jim Wallis talks about Dobson and Obama on CBN
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

The <a class="f12BlueBoldAnchor" href="http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/397550.aspx">Christian Broadcasting Network talks to Jim Wallis</a> in a recent segment on James Dobson's ...

Video: Dobson, Obama, and Jim Wallis on the Evangelical Agenda
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis talks about the evangelical agenda in the context of James Dobson's recent criticism of Barack Obama. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zyLrRr4FzQ">Watch it:</a>< ...

Dobson and Obama: Who is 'Deliberately Distorting'?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

James Dobson, of Focus on the Family Action, and his senior vice president of government and public policy, Tom Minnery, used their "Focus on the Family" radio show to criticize Barack Obama's u ...

Dobson and Obama: Who is 'Deliberately Distorting'?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

James Dobson, of Focus on the Family Action, and his senior vice president of government and public policy, Tom Minnery, used their "Focus on the Family" radio show to criticize Barack Obama's u ...

Young Evangelicals, Elections, and Our Real Work
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | 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. ...

Political Labels and the So-called 'Religious Left'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Recently I served on a <a href="http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6567016.html?nid=2287">panel at BookExpo America</a> that explored evangelicals' changing attitudes toward p ...

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

Video: Jim Wallis and Tony Perkins on CNN
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | 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. ...

What Will Dobson Do Now?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Over the weekend, James Dobson backed off <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/02/super-tuesday-liveblog-what-wi.html">his earlier assertion</A> that he ...

Video: Has the Religious Right Lost Its Way?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | 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 ...

What's Next for Mike Huckabee?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Tuesday evening, John McCain clinched the Republican nomination for president, and Mike Huckabee, the last remaining contender, conceded defeat. Tuesday ev ...

Video: Jim Wallis and Diana Butler Bass on CNN
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yjr88xvWJtI">Watch it:</a><br><br></p> Watch it: Not long , pretty inter ...

Super Tuesday Liveblog: The Bible Belt Speaks
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Interesting exit poll results from five southern "Bible-belt" states. Of those who identify as "Born-again or evangelical Christians," Mike Huckabee won their votes. ...

Super Tuesday Liveblog: What Will (or Won't) Dobson Do?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Back in October, Diana Butler Bass asked on this blog, <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/10/what-will-dobson-do-by-diana-b.html">"What Will Dobson Do?"</A> Ba ...

Super Tuesday Liveblog: What Will (or Won't) Dobson Do?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Back in October, Diana Butler Bass asked on this blog, <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/10/what-will-dobson-do-by-diana-b.html">"What Will Dobson Do?"</A> Ba ...

Super Tuesday Liveblog: What Will (or Won't) Dobson Do?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Back in October, Diana Butler Bass asked on this blog, <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/10/what-will-dobson-do-by-diana-b.html">"What Will Dobson Do?"</A> Ba ...

The Next Chapter
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>In two weeks, you will have your first chance to read Jim Wallis' latest book, <I>The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith &amp; Politics in a Post-Religious Right America</I>. ...

Does Humility Risk More Than Arrogance? (A Dialogue Too Friendly for Focus on the Family - Part 3, by Brian McLaren)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>[Continued from parts one and two. <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/01/a-dialogue-too-friendly-for-fo.html">Click here to read the full response as one post.</A& ...

Arab Christians Worship Allah Too (A Dialogue Too Friendly for Focus on the Family - Part Two, by Brian McLaren)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>[Continued from <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/01/a-dialogue-too-friendly-for-fo.html">yesterday's part one</a>] On January 3, 2008, <A href="h ...

A Dialogue Too Friendly for Focus on the Family
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>On January 3, Focus on the Family's CitizenLink sent an email by associate editor Stephen Adams called, <A href="http://www.citizenlink.org/CLtopstories/A000006202.cfm">"Evan ...

Mitt Romney's Defining Moment
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In what may be the defining moment of his campaign, Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and a Mormon, addressed the issue of faith and its bearing on his pursuit of the presiden ...

Renewed Faith
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Diana Trepesowsky Sojourners magazine was recommended to me by my brother-in-law, so I sent away for a free trial issue. ...

Robertson for Rudy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>Pat Robertson's endorsement of Rudy Giuliani for president is simply astonishing. Pat Robertson's endorsement of Rudy Giuliani for president is simply aston ...

How Many Values Does it Take to Make a Values Voter?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

No doubt there are critics who will dispute <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/10/video-jim-wallis-and-the-evang-1.html">Jim's description of the Religious Right</a> ...

Truth and Consequence
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 3:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis An eyewitness to massacre and genocide finds shame, hope, and possibility for a moral world. Nicho ...

The Wizard of Colorado Springs
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Randall Balmer In spring 1998, James Dobson, founder and head of Focus on the Family, was mad, and he traveled to Washington, D.C., to ven ...

A Brief History of the 21st Century
Originally Posted: 05/12/2011 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Brian D. McLaren Chapter 11: The Former United States A 34-year-old yard-sale shopper in Ohio, sifting throu ...