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Ten Defining Phrases of 2012
Originally Posted: 01/02/2013 - 1:14am | Type: Blog

Here are my selections for the ten most defining phrases that will stay with us from the past year. Generally, we only know how history will be remembered once it is in the rearvi ...

Note to Stink Bugs: Die!
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:18pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. What's next, frogs and locusts? I DON'T WANT to keep harping about this climate chang ...

Who Speaks for Catholics?
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:05pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Before the election, several bishops went so far as to threaten their parishioners with eternal damnation if they voted for Obam ...

Obama and Romney respond to Christian leaders on poverty
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 5:43pm | Type: Press

September 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Politics of Jamie Sanderson ...

President Obama’s faith challenge at the Democratic convention
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:43pm | Type: Press

September 6, 2012 Sojo in the News Robert P. Jones ...

Christian Leaders Press Presidential Campaigns for Response on Poverty: Obama and Romney Respond with New Exclusive Videos
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 5:44pm | Type: Press

September 9, 2012 Sojo in the News FinanzNachrichten ...

The End of Compassionate Conservatism? Why Jesus and Today's GOP Don't Mix
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:49pm | Type: Press

August 29, 2012 Sojo in the News Derek Flood ...

The Ethical Opportunity of a Video
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 5:31pm | Type: Press

September 19, 2012 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

What the Most Negative Election in U.S. History Says About Us
Originally Posted: 11/09/2012 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, we learned that President Barack Obama would remain the leader of the free world. But his victory came at a price. He and Governor Mitt Romney now have the honor of parti ...

‘Mormon Moment’ Ends with a Loss — But Romney’s Religion Still Won
Originally Posted: 11/07/2012 - 4:00pm | Type: Blog

Overall, most observers say, the Romney candidacy was a net positive for his Utah-based faith. SALT LAKE CITY — Mormons in Utah and across the nation were thrilled by the prospe ...

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 ...

Obama's Biggest Religious Coalition? The Nones
Originally Posted: 10/23/2012 - 5:57pm | Type: Blog

The largest slice of President Barack Obama’s religious coalition -- at 23 percent -- is not very religious. They’re the “nones,” also known as unaffiliated voters, according to a new American Values Survey ...

Survey: Gap Between 'Social Justice' and 'Right to Life' Catholics
Originally Posted: 10/23/2012 - 1:09pm | Type: Blog

More American Catholics believe their religious leaders should be focused on issues related to poverty and social justice during this election season, rather than spending time and energy on other issues such ...

Evangelicals Mobilizing for Romney Campaign
Originally Posted: 10/22/2012 - 3:52pm | Type: Blog

The Romney-Ryan ticket is the first Republican presidential campaign in history without a Protestant candidate, but this hasn't deterred evangelicals from launching massive get-out-the-vote and registrati ...

Debating the Value of the Debates
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 10:34am | Type: Blog

These quadrennial campaign sideshows have nothing to do with one's capability, preparation, aptitude or suitability for the presidency. Why, exactly, does it matter if Pres ...

QUIRK: PBS CEO Paula Kerger Addresses Big Bird Craze
Originally Posted: 10/05/2012 - 5:17pm | Type: Blog

PBS CEO Paula Kerger addresses the Big Bird, post-presidential debate controversy. OK, the @firedbigbird tweets have been hilarious. And it's almost understandable th ...

Who Didn’t Win the Presidential Debate?
Originally Posted: 10/05/2012 - 1:15pm | Type: Blog

Clearly it is the mission of the church to tell and to show the millions of people who have fallen below the poverty line that they are not alone. Jesus clearly says, in the Matthew 25 that how we treat them i ...

Disciplinary Hearing Delayed for Mormon Blogger
Originally Posted: 09/30/2012 - 12:01pm | Type: Blog

SALT LAKE CITY — A Mormon blogger accused of apostasy for writing critical web essays about Mormon history, temple worship and contemporary issues, has been given a reprieve — for now. ...

Romney Courts Evangelicals With `Judeo-Christian’ Values
Originally Posted: 09/30/2012 - 11:53am | Type: Blog

Mitt Romney angered evangelicals during his first White House run in 2008 by blurring the theological lines between their faith and his Mormonism. Lurching in the other direction, he irked them again by scarce ...

Obama Surges Ahead Among Catholic Voters
Originally Posted: 09/27/2012 - 11:12am | Type: Blog

President Obama’s support among Catholic voters has surged since June, according to a new poll, despite a summer that included the Catholic bishops’ religious freedom campaign and the naming of Rep. Paul Ryan, ...

Mormon Blogger Faces Excommunication Over Temples, not Romney
Originally Posted: 09/25/2012 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

A Mormon blogger who has written critical web essays about Mormon history, temple worship and contemporary issues — including about GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney — is facing church discipline for “apost ...

White Working Class Voters Still Looking for a Candidate, Still Religious
Originally Posted: 09/21/2012 - 2:49pm | Type: Blog

The white working class, a potentially rich bloc of voters for Republicans or Democrats, hasn’t settled on Mitt Romney or President Barack Obama, a new study from the Public Religion Research Institute shows. ...

The Myth of Mitt Romney’s Evangelical Problem
Originally Posted: 09/18/2012 - 1:49pm | Type: Blog

Mitt Romney has an evangelical problem. Or so we’ve been told by everyone from The New Yorker to The Huffington Post to The Daily Beast. The national media have perpetuated this narrative throughout the electi ...

U.S. denominations urge candidates to respond to poverty
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:53pm | Type: Press

September 14, 2012 Sojo in the News Anglican Journal ...

US church leaders invite presidential candidates to present policies on poverty
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:36pm | Type: Press

September 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Independent Catholic News ...

Poverty Rate Unchanged, But Still Historically High
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:58pm | Type: Press

September 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Pam Fessler ...

Obama, Romney Address Poverty in New Videos
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:36pm | Type: Press

September 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

Churches Call For Action On Poverty
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:55pm | Type: Press

September 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Jeanie Groh ...

Romney's strange poverty-reduction 'plan'
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:57pm | Type: Press

September 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Blake Zeff ...

What the presidential candidates say about poverty; Obama, Romney respond to Circle of Protection invitation
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:33pm | Type: Press

September 13, 2012 Sojo in the News National Council Of Churches ...

Obama, Romney Respond to New Poverty Data
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:56pm | Type: Press

September 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Elizabeth Dias ...

Tony Perkins says Enthusiasm Growing for Romney, Predicts Record Turnout
Originally Posted: 09/13/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said Sept. 12 that conservative Christians are growing more enthusiastic about GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and predicted they would show up at the polls ...

Conservative Christian Leaders Focus on Romney’s Policies, Not Faith
Originally Posted: 09/12/2012 - 10:38am | Type: Blog

More than two dozen Christian conservatives are trying to put theological debates about presidential candidate Mitt Romney's Mormonism to rest by focusing on the policies outlined in the GOP's new na ...

Watch 'The Line': The Most Important Film You'll See This Year
Originally Posted: 09/06/2012 - 2:27pm | Type: Blog

Matthew 25 doesn’t say, “As you have done to the middle class you have done to me." What it records Jesus saying is, “As you have done to the least of these, you have done to me.” ...

Of Protestants, Politics, and Power
Originally Posted: 08/31/2012 - 11:11am | Type: Blog

As the Republicans leave Tampa and the Democrats prepare to gather in Charlotte, one dynamic is immediately clear in both parties: For the first time since Abraham Lincoln ran in 1860, no white Protestant will ...

Caring for the Poor is Government's Biblical Role
Originally Posted: 08/30/2012 - 10:39am | Type: Blog

I want to suggest that what size the government should be is the wrong question. A more useful discussion would be about the purposes of government and whether ours is fulfilling them. So let's look at wh ...

Gerson: Romney Should Be Able to Share Faith
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 3:25pm | Type: Blog

The Republicans will cheer on a Mormon at the convention this month — but Romney doesn't play up his faith. For The Washington Post , former presidential speechwriter, ...

Millennials and the 2012 Presidential Election
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 12:12pm | Type: Blog

Eboo Patel on Millennials and the 2012 Presidential Election Eboo Patel on Millennials and the 2012 Presidential Election ...

Obama Appoints First Mormon to White House Faith-Based Advisory Council
Originally Posted: 07/27/2012 - 9:27am | Type: Blog

WASHINGTON — As he competes against a Mormon in the presidential election, President Obama has appointed the first Mormon member of his White House faith-based council. WASHINGTON ...

Romney May See an Evangelical 'Enthusiasm Gap'
Originally Posted: 07/27/2012 - 9:20am | Type: Blog

Most Americans who know that Mitt Romney is Mormon say the presumptive GOP nominee’s faith doesn’t concern them. But a new poll indicates there may be an “enthusiasm gap” for Romney among white evangelicals, a ...

Colorado Massacre: Faith Leaders Call for Prayer, Tighter Gun Control
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 5:15pm | Type: Blog

President Obama and his likely GOP challenger Mitt Romney called for prayers and reflection after a deadly shooting at a Colorado movie theater, while liberal religious leaders called for stricter gun control ...

Obama, Romney on Colorado Massacre
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 12:06pm | Type: Blog

Both President Obama and Mitt Romney cancelled campaign events Friday in the wake of the unfolding tragedy in Aurora, Colo., where a gunman opened fire in a crowded movie theater early today, killing at least ...

Evangelical Group for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:05pm | Type: Press

June 13, 2012 Sojo in the News The Daily Beast ...

Evangelical Groups Call for New Stance on Illegal Immigration
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:35pm | Type: Press

June 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Tripp Gabriel ...

QUIRK: Mitt Romney = Unicorn?
Originally Posted: 05/30/2012 - 2:35pm | Type: Blog

In the Washington Post , Dana Milbank raises the question that has (apparently) been on everyone's lips during this election season: Is Mitt Romney a unicorn? An interesting question, we can all agree. By why are people ask ...

The Problem with Certitude
Originally Posted: 05/25/2012 - 9:41am | Type: Blog

I'm troubled by the way many Christians choose to take definitive and certain stances about complex issues, and the rhetoric they use to state and defend these positions, rhetoric that tends to divide rat ...

How Congress Can Hinder a Presidential Campaign
Originally Posted: 05/14/2012 - 12:57pm | Type: Blog

From yesterday's New York Times: "There is nothing a presidential campaign likes less than to be forced to answer for someone else’s actions." From yesterday's ...

Why all the shouting?
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:22pm | Type: Press

May 6, 2012 Sojo in the News Gregg Davison ...

New form of Christian civic engagement
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:21pm | Type: Press

May 6, 2012 Sojo in the News Jonathan Merritt ...

Evangelical Christian leader Jim Wallis preaches principle over party
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:22pm | Type: Press

May 1, 2012 Sojo in the News Joe Frolik ...