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"Only Fools Rush In ..."
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 8:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Elvis impersonators make lousy terrorists. WITH SO MANY of our sacred institutions collapsing f ...

It Is Time to Honor the Spirit of the Republic
Originally Posted: 04/12/2013 - 12:38pm | Type: Blog

It is time — it is way past time — to honor the spirit of the republic and the wisdom of the founders by ending our idolatrous worship of guns and our prostration before an interpretation of the Second Amendme ...

The Second Amendment Can't Heal Trauma
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 9:27am | Type: Blog

How did this gun-owner-since-he-was-eight find himself at a prayer vigil to end gun violence on the steps of the Michigan state capitol? How did this gun-owner-since-he-was-eig ...

Respect for a Father’s Grief
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 9:27am | Type: Blog

The Second Amendment is not holy writ, and a gun is not God. Far too many Americans have made these created things, these inanimate objects more important than the compassion we ought to have for one another. ...

God of Love Wouldn’t Embrace An Arsenal
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 9:28am | Type: Blog

For Christians, it’s hard to square the deification of guns with Jesus telling his followers to put away their swords, even as he was being arrested and led off to death. So you ...

Seeking the Peace of the City
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 9:02am | Type: Magazine Article

Julienne Gage Faith communities work to stem the flow of guns to criminals. ON A WARM evening this June, a gr ...

'Judge, Appeal To Your Inner Self!'
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

I spent all day Saturday at a middle-school debate tournament. My seventh-grade son Luke loves being on his middle school baseball team. I spent all day Saturday at a middle-schoo ...

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords: Speaking for the Soul
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

The Sunday after <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/martin-luther-king-jr/" target="_blank">Martin Luther Kin</a><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/martin-luther-king-jr/& ...

Drugs, Guns, and Immigration: An Unholy Trinity of Failed Policy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126890838">reports out of Juarez, Mexico,</a> are depressing, doubly so for me. The repor ...

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 ...