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Sarah Palin’s Dying Breed of Christianity
Originally Posted: 05/01/2014 - 8:13am | Type: Blog

Most people in their right minds consider Sarah Palin’s statement about using waterboarding to “baptize” terrorists as insensitive at the very least. It further reinforces the notion that she will say or do ne ...

Sarah Palin and the Beauty of Baptism
Originally Posted: 04/28/2014 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

Oh, Sarah Palin. So you’ve most likely heard Sarah Palin used baptism as a metaphor for waterboarding terrorists . Oh, Sarah Palin. So you’ve most likely heard Sarah Palin u ...

A Tale of Two Christmases
Originally Posted: 12/23/2013 - 12:08pm | Type: Blog

There is one Christmas as celebrated by orthodox Christians in which we rejoice in the birth of Jesus into a manger, eventually coming to signify and proclaim the reconciliation of heaven, earth, and nations, ...

Pope Francis Is Not a Standard Bearer for the Right or the Left
Originally Posted: 12/09/2013 - 3:58pm | Type: Blog

What Francis is doing is prophetic, not political, and we should recognize that he’s playing, to his credit, in a whole different arena. It’s one thing to say  kind words  about ...

Will Former Palin Adviser Help or Hurt Bishops’ Media Woes?
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 5:05pm | Type: Blog

A former adviser to Sarah Palin and an attorney with a long record of advocating conservative causes, will become the first spokeswoman for the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the USCCB a ...

Sarah Palin to Write Christmas Book
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 9:56am | Type: Blog

Sarah Palin is writing another book. This one focuses on putting faith and values back into Christmas. Sarah Palin is writing another book. This one focuses on putting faith and ...

Movie Review: Game Change
Originally Posted: 03/15/2012 - 12:30pm | Type: Blog

First, let me say that this is about a movie based on real people, and I’m critiquing the movie as a piece of entertainment. This is a movie review, not a political analysis. We can do that later. ...

Preach It, Sarah Palin!
Originally Posted: 11/21/2011 - 1:41pm | Type: Blog

What convinced me that common ground might be possible was another unlikely event, I read a column by Sarah Palin that I liked. In Friday’s Wall Street Journal she took on the members of Congress that have bee ...

I'm Not that Kind of Feminist
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Over the past few weeks various news outlets have run stories on the so-called feminism of Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann. Over the past few weeks various news outlets have run ...

Wisconsin: America's Tahrir Square?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

A week after a shocked world reveled in Egypt's incredible moment of freedom and people power, Wisconsin is reviving its own unique tradition of people power and creative protest. ...

The King's Speech: MLK and Tucson
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

In his role as prophet to the nation, <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/martin-luther-king-jr/" target="_blank">Martin Luther King Jr. In his role as pro ...

American 'Exceptionalism' Can Degenerate Into Superiority
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

There has been a fascinating and important dialogue going on this week over at the <a href="http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/undergod/" target="_blank"><em>Washington ...

This Election Season, Let's Focus on Truth and Civility
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/truth-and-civility/" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Let's try it. For the next six weeks before the election, let's ...

Is the Cordoba House "Insensitive"?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">"Yes, Muslims have the constitutional right to build a mosque near Ground Zero. "Yes, Muslims have the constitutional right ...

On Glenn Beck and the Restoring Honor Rally (Part I)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

When the nation is the object of one's highest concern; when national documents are considered holy scripture; when the nation's founders and historical figures are lifted to the status of demi-god ...

In Honor of Women's Equality Day
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

It took more than 70 years of blood, work, and persistence, but the movement prevailed and on August 18, 1920, women were given the right to both vote and run for office. It took ...

The Tea Summit We All Should Attend
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The NAACP recently roared into the national spotlight when, during the organization's 101st Annual Convention, its delegates unanimously passed a <a href="http://www.naacp.org/blog/entry/why-we-pa ...

Wearing My Jesus Goggles to the Boston Tea Party
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>The Tea Party Express -- the traveling band of conservative speakers, entertainers, and organizers -- stops in Washington, D.C., today on its nationwide effort to "vote them out of office" i ...

Speak Evil of No One -- Really?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I love the New Testament. I think it's fair to say that I live, eat, breathe, and drink the New Testament. I love the New Testament. I think it's fair to say that I liv ...

Biden and Palin Upstage Obama with Bipartisan Diplomacy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

On the heels of President Barack Obama's surprise visit to the troops in Afghanistan on Sunday, Vice President Joseph Biden and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin revealed a surprise of their own: ...

Planting Trees on Good Friday
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

After a hard winter in the Eastern United States, spring offers a resurrection. Particularly here in the Appalachian Bible Belt, we're looking toward Easter.</p> After ...

Pastors: Your Kids Are Listening to You on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:33am | Type: Blog

The data is in. The data is in. Kids these days trust the news media as a source for information on global climate change only slightly more than they trust Sarah " I'm ...

If the Tea Party movement were consistent, it would tackle defense spending.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

On the one hand, as a new <a href="http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/02/meet-the-tea-partiers-male-rich-and-college-educated.php" target="_blank">CNN poll</a> shows, 11 pe ...

'Irreconcilable Islam' and Irascible Christianity, Part 2
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/01/05/gingrich-labels-irreconcilable-wing-of-islam-but-ignores-irascible-christianity/">[continued from part 1]</a> If duplicity were the only moral fai ...

Sarah Palin, Newsweek Cover, and Sexism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Sarah Palin is all over the news -- just like she wants. And before you criticize her, she and her team have a strategy and they're implementing it well to ensure that her persona is before the A ...

Sarah Palin and the Demise of Public Discourse
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I wonder how many doctoral dissertations will be written over the next several years aimed at exploring the cultural phenomenon that is Sarah Palin. I wonder how many doctoral dis ...

The Elections You May Not Have Noticed
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Most of the country probably didn't notice. Most of the country probably didn't notice. Unless you live in Virginia, New Jersey, a couple areas in New York, or maybe ev ...

Palin Bad for Dialogue
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Last Thursday, I wrote about <a title="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/08/06/truth-telling-and-responsibility-in-health-care/" href="../2009/08/06/truth-telling-and-responsibility-in-health-care/&q ...

An Evangelical Who Doesn't Like Sarah Palin
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I was doing a workout anyway, so I decided to watch Sarah Palin's farewell address while pumping away on the elliptical machine. I was doing a workout anyway, so I decided to ...

Obama: The Power of a Precedent
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

I live in a small but proud neighborhood in Saint Paul, called Rondo. I live in a small but proud neighborhood in Saint Paul, called Rondo. In the early 1960s, it was a vibrant, t ...

Scapegoating Sarah Palin
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Let me <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=1998">repeat myself.</a></p> Let me repeat myself. While many conservatives have kno ...

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 ...

I Am Barack Obama
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Whenever John McCain and Sarah Palin would ask: "Who is Barack Obama?" I would cringe. The implication to me was pretty clear. Obama is an outsider. Obama is not your typical American. ...

A New Conversation on Abortion
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

In last evening's presidential debate, the first steps were taken toward a new national conversation about abortion. For too many years, the old one hadn't changed very much. ...

Lewis and McCain: When Heroes Collide
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

John McCain is an American hero. In 1967, after his plane was shot down over Hanoi in Vietnam, an injured McCain parachuted into a lake. John McCain is an American hero. In 1967, ...

John McCain's Soul
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

"I think if McCain uses these very nasty character references he risks losing his soul. "I think if McCain uses these very nasty character references he risks losing his ...

VP Debate's Blind Spots on Darfur
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

In last week's debate, Gwen Ifill, Sen. Biden, and Gov. In last week's debate, Gwen Ifill, Sen. Biden, and Gov. Palin all got it part wrong on Darfur: they implied that ...

Whew!
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

My brother called me last night before the big debate. "If Palin does really bad tonight, she could lose the election for McCain," he said. My brother called me last nig ...

Hard Data on the Shifting Evangelical Ethos
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

The soul of evangelical Christianity is under stress.</p> The soul of evangelical Christianity is under stress. A few weeks ago, there was the disturbing report on tor ...

Obama Hung in Effigy at Christian College
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

This is hard to read. Hard to swallow. Hard to understand ... This is hard to read. Hard to swallow. Hard to understand ... especially when it happens at a Christian universit ...

Fair Questions for Sarah Palin
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

After Sarah Palin was selected by John McCain as the Republican vice-presidential candidate, reporters asked me whether the pick was desperate, brilliant, or risky. After Sarah Pa ...

Just the Facts
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Most of you are too young to remember Joe Friday, the tough inner-city police sergeant on the old television series <em>Dragnet</em>, which I still see sometimes in syndication. ...

In Defense of Community Organizing
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Sarah Palin appeared poised and confident in her speech on Wednesday evening.</p> Sarah Palin appeared poised and confident in her speech on Wednesday evening. I have th ...

Amy Sullivan: 'Are Evangelicals Really Sold on Palin?'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

I saw a column this weekend in <em>Time </em>magazine by Amy Sullivan in which <a href="http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1839190,00.html">she asks, "Are Evangelic ...

Palin Owes Some Good People An Apology
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

Wednesday morning I got an e-mail from a former member of our Sojourners community. Wednesday morning I got an e-mail from a former member of our Sojourners community. Perry Perki ...

Beyond Palin's Personality
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

While many conservatives have known and admired Sarah Palin for some time, most Americans do not know her. While many conservatives have known and admired Sarah Palin for some tim ...

Obama, Perkins, Palin, and a Plea for Christian Civility
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | 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 ...