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Seminary Buys Robot to Study the Ethics of Technology
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 3:33pm | Type: Blog

Southern Evangelical Seminary & Bible College in Matthews, N.C., introduced a humanoid NAO robot (pronounced ‘now’)on Friday. Seminaries have a reputation for being late adapt ...

Religious Leaders' Near-Unanimous Support for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/22/2014 - 10:05am | Type: Blog

I do have a layman's interest in the theological justifications being offered in support of (and, perhaps surprisingly, against) comprehensive immigration reform. But for now, I will focus mostly on the p ...

Evangelicals Rally for Pathway to Citizenship and Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 04/24/2013 - 2:31pm | Type: Press

April 23, 2013 Sojo in the News Sarah McHaney ...

Evangelicals see promise in immigration proposal
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 1:33pm | Type: Press

April 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Caleb Bell ...

Immigration fight turns focus to SC
Originally Posted: 03/14/2013 - 6:28pm | Type: Press

March 13, 2013 Sojo in the News Cameron Joseph ...

Immigration reform advocates target South Carolina
Originally Posted: 03/14/2013 - 6:23pm | Type: Press

March 13, 2013 Sojo in the News Erica Werner ...

Evangelicals Use Bible to Sway Republicans on Immigration
Originally Posted: 03/07/2013 - 11:51am | Type: Press

March 6, 2013 Sojo in the News Julie Hirschfeld Davis ...

Editorial: It’s time to embrace the ‘stranger’
Originally Posted: 02/25/2013 - 5:38pm | Type: Press

February 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Marv Knox ...

Breaking Personal Pledge, Southern Baptist Leader Land Endorses Romney
Originally Posted: 10/30/2012 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

Breaking a longstanding personal pledge, Southern Baptist leader Richard Land has endorsed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, saying next week's election is the most important since Abraham Lincoln ...

Baptist Leader Stands His Political Ground Amidst Akin Furor
Originally Posted: 08/29/2012 - 8:13am | Type: Blog

Late last week, a church-state watchdog group in Washington filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service accusing Don Hinkle, who is the Missouri Baptist Convention's director of public policy, wit ...

Richard Land Announces Plans to Retire From ERLC in 2013
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:40pm | Type: Press

August 1, 2012 Sojo in the News Paul Stanley ...

Southern Baptist Leader Richard Land Announces Retirement
Originally Posted: 08/02/2012 - 10:15am | Type: Blog

Richard Land, the man who became the public face of the Southern Baptist Convention on ethical and political issues for nearly 25 years, has announced plans to retire in 2013 after a rough-and-tumble spring. ...

Evangelical Leaders Announce Immigration Table Launch
Originally Posted: 06/13/2012 - 10:37am | Type: Blog

Church leaders today gathered in Washington, D.C., to announce the launch of the Evangelical Immigration Table – a broad coalition of organizations, churches and pastors from across the political and religious ...

LIVE STREAM: Evangelical Leaders Unite on Principles for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 06/12/2012 - 11:06am | Type: Blog

Evangelical leaders from across the political and religious spectrum meet today to call for immigration reform based on a set of five principles:  Respects  the God-given dignity of every person Protects  the unity of the immediate family ...

Southern Baptists’ Richard Land Loses Show, Keeps Job
Originally Posted: 06/01/2012 - 6:10pm | Type: Blog

Land, the influential head of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and the denomination’s top policy spokesman, was rebuked for racial insensitivity and for not attr ...

Uncertain Future for Southern Baptist Convention's Richard Land
Originally Posted: 05/30/2012 - 3:58pm | Type: Blog

Richard Land's future is in doubt amid an investigation over his remarks about the Trayvon Martin shooting and for alleged plagiarism. NASHVILLE — For the past 24 years, Ric ...

After Meeting with Black Southern Baptists, Richard Land Apologizes (Again)
Originally Posted: 05/11/2012 - 10:06am | Type: Blog

Southern Baptist leader Richard Land has issued a lengthy public apology for his racially charged comments about the Trayvon Martin case, and said he has sent a personal letter to President Obama seeking forgi ...

Southern Baptists to Probe Richard Land’s Trayvon Martin Remarks
Originally Posted: 04/19/2012 - 6:12pm | Type: Blog

Southern Baptist leaders will investigate whether their top ethicist and public policy director plagiarized racially charged remarks about the Trayvon Martin case that many say set back the denomination's ...

Richard Land Apologizes for Comments on Trayvon Martin Case
Originally Posted: 04/18/2012 - 5:56pm | Type: Blog

Richard Land, who leads the SBC's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, wrote to SBC president Bryant Wright to express his “deep regret for any hurt or misunderstanding" his comments may have ca ...

Listening for the Voice of Aslan
Originally Posted: 04/12/2012 - 1:46pm | Type: Blog

A main purpose of the sabbatical was to write a new book and, gratefully, I am now on the last chapter. It’s about “why Jesus came,” and the writing made me feel closer to him. Re-reading C.S. Lewis' Narn ...

Jim Wallis and Richard Land on Finding Common Ground
Originally Posted: 04/10/2012 - 4:55pm | Type: Blog

How different would the state of our political system—and the tenor of the election season—be if voters and politicians on both sides decided to speak civilly? How different woul ...

SBC's Richard Land Says Obama, Jackson, Sharpton 'Exploiting' Trayvon Martin's Death
Originally Posted: 04/03/2012 - 10:36pm | Type: Blog

“Rather than holding rallies on these issues, the civil rights leadership focuses on racially polarizing cases to generate media attention and to mobilize black voter turnout,” Richard Land, president of the S ...

Christians Join Fight Against Cockfighting
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 11:53am | Type: Blog

Christian leaders are teaming with animal rights advocates to fight against cockfighting, calling the practice of watching and betting on roosters who fight to the death antithetical to biblical values. ...

Be A Good Neighbor to a Veteran
Originally Posted: 11/11/2011 - 4:33pm | Type: Blog

You might call yourself a pacifist, a just-war theorist, a pragmatist, a dove or a hawk but today (and every day), you should be a good neighbor to a veteran. The other week duri ...

Woody Allen and His Evangelical Fan Base (Yes, Really.)
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 11:40am | Type: Blog

Woody Allen, the iconic filmmaker, the quintessential agnostic Jewish New Yorker, has rabid fans in evangelical stalwarts Chuck Colson and Richard Land. Who knew? Michelle Boorste ...

Not All Budget Cuts Are Created Equal
Originally Posted: 11/06/2011 - 5:08pm | Type: Blog

Less than one percent of the federal budget goes to foreign aid. Our spending on development and foreign assistance is not -- by any stretch of the facts or imagination -- our national debt. ...

Jim Wallis and Richard Land: Join the Great Conversation
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

Last night, at the National Press Club here in Washington D.C., the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and Sojourners co-sponsored a conversation between Richard L ...

Jim Wallis and Richard Land Discuss Evangelicals and 2012 Elections
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

Tonight, Sojourners and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission are co-sponsoring an event to discuss religion and the 2012 elections. Rev. Wallis and Dr. Tonight, Sojourner ...

An Open Letter to Pastors: Our Nation Needs Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Dear Pastors,</p> Dear Pastors, This week, a group called NumbersUSA sent out a message to hundreds of thousands of Americans to ask them to please contact their pastor. ...

Bad Theology in the House of Representatives
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">Wednesday morning I listened to a House Judiciary Committee <a href="http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/294531-1">hearing on "The Ethical Imper ...

'Jim Wallis Loves His Enemies' (With a Little Help From His Friends)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:33am | Type: Blog

When a Fox News pundit who has helped force the resignation of White House advisers is promising he'll be <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/03/15/in-spite-of-glenn-becks-new-threats-my-invitation ...

Encouraging Informed Freedom of Conscience on Questions of War
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Not long ago, I <a href="../2010/01/25/learning-from-iraqi-good-samaritans/">blogged about my trip to Iraq</a> with fellow God's Politics blogger Shane Claiborne and <a href=" ...

Conservative Evangelicals and Immigration
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

A few weeks ago, I sat and listened attentively as a series of American religious leaders explained to several members of a <a href="http://www.faithandimmigration.org/blog/faith-leaders-testify-se ...

Common Ground With the Muslim World
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

What do Madeleine Albright, Richard Armitage, Ingrid Mattson of the Islamic Society of North America, Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention, a Muslim imam, a Catholic bishop, a retired Li ...

Obama, Perkins, Palin, and a Plea for Christian Civility
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Whew. Take a breath, Christians! Whew. Take a breath, Christians! I just read all the comments to my post Friday on Barack Obama's historic acceptance speech of a major p ...

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/ ...