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Glenn Beck and the Foolishness of the Cross
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

for the second lowest quintile) rose by only 28% from $14,002 to $17,984. As the majority of households ... $17,984 $16,457 Median (50th) $43,318 $38,510 80th percentile $86,867 $68,318 95th ... $14,002 to $17,984. As the majority of households in the top quintile had two income earners, versus zero ...

The Fruit of the Spirit For Everyone, Not Just Women
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Kindness, gentleness, love, peace, joy. Would you be more likely to describe these character traits as "masculine" or "feminine"? Kindness, gentleness, love, p ...

Glenn Beck and a Neighborless Christianity
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

is shown in regards to the plight of the poor and afflicted (e.g., Deuteronomy 10:18; 24:17; 27:19). ...

Glenn Beck, Wrong Again
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Once again, <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/glenn-beck/">Glenn Beck</a> has waded into theological waters beyond his depth. Once again, Glenn Beck has ...

A Sermon on the "Good" Samaritan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

From what I hear, if you are taking a trip to the Holy Land you can visit the actual road from Jerusalem to modern-day Jericho, and local tour guides are happy, for the right price, to show you the ...

Cruise Ships: Dark Secrets Below Deck
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

While working as an entertainer on a cruise ship, I often sat in one of the many distinguished seats on board that reflected my status. While working as an entertainer on a cruise ...

Bad Theology in the House of Representatives
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | 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 ...

The Importance of Being Engineers
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I often say that one of my favorite parts of being a pastor for 24 years was pronouncing the benediction each week at the end of gathered worship. I often say that one of my favor ...

Changing the Script on Political Theology
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

When I picked up a copy of Daniel Schultz's book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1935439146?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wwwbeckygarri-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9 ...

The Meaning Behind 'Saved Through Childbearing'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

was saturated with the worship of the goddess Artemis, called Diana by the Romans (cf. Acts 19:17 ... the false teachers in 1 Timothy 1:7, "they do not know what they are talking about or what they so ... Satan." Also compare the false teachers in 1 Timothy 1:7, "they do not know what they are talking ...

How Technology Fought Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

A couple of months ago, the <a href="http://www.metafilter.com/">MetaFilter</a> weblog community came together to rescue a couple of young Russian women from the clutches of a <a href= ...

After World Cup, Violence Persists in South Africa
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100714-fifa-worldcup.jpg"></a>The World Cup eclipsed our lives in South Africa as we witnessed four weeks of unbelievable soccer and celebrat ...

A Martyr's Death Puts Faith Into Perspective
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Fatu was 25 years old when her father and his two sons burned her to death. Her crime was converting to Christianity in a Muslim land. Fatu was 25 years old when her father and hi ...

Tupac Shakur: Liberation Theologian for Our Times
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Many music critics have said that a truly special artist comes around only once every generation. Many music critics have said that a truly special artist comes around only once e ...

Mark Twain's Radical Pacifism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100712-marktwain.jpg"></a>Mark Twain's <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/nonviolence/">antiwar leanings</a> are al ...

11 Women Writers You Should Be Reading
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Here are some of my favorite women writers of spirituality and theology in no particular order with short comments on why I recommend them.</p> Here are some of my favorite ...

Deportations that Destroy the Human Spirit
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

"Maybe I would be better off just crossing again and going to prison for many years." Upon hearing this, an instant knot forms in my gut. "Maybe I would be better o ...

God's Provision in a Recession
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The okra is coming up.) We are harvesting cucumbers that are more than a foot long, some as long as 17 ...

Vandana Shiva: Gandhi, MLK, and the Way of Jesus in the Obama Administration
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

21:11, 21:26, 21:46; Mark 6:15, 11:32; Luke 7:16, 7:26, 9:19, 24:19; John 4:19, 6:14, 7:40, 9:17) Jesus ... 10:15, 11:24, 12:39-40, 16:4, 24:37-39; Luke 10:12, 11:29,32, 17:26-29,32) Jesus began his ministry ... will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:17-20) Jesus also upheld the Torah ...

The Beginning of Justice for Marcelo Lucero
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

was only ---- 17!" as he burst out of the courtroom. Members of the Lucero family muttered,"Now ...

Everyone Needs to Read This
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100708-justice-amos.jpg"></a>Everyone needs to read this.</p> <p>Every Christian needs to read this.</p> <p>Every Chr ...

Helping Women Leave the Sex Industry
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<em><strong>Editor's note:</strong><strong> </strong><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj1008&amp;article=selling-our- ...

Pastor Prays for Worker Justice in the Face of Intimidation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<em> </em></p> "Workers are human beings, they are people, they are NOT disposable, they are children of God According to abc the ...

Am I Living the American Dream?
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 10:30am | Type: Blog

<em>We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.</em></p> We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. ...

Why Christianity and July 4th May Be Compatible
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

This past Fourth of July weekend, I reflected on Kurt Willems' <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/07/02/why-christianity-and-july-4th-are-incompatible/">recent post</a>, which had a ...

It's Time to End This War
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

After his unanimous approval by the Senate Armed Services Committee as the new Afghan war commander, General David Petraeus was pictured in <em>The Washington Post</em> with a broad smile and thu ...

On Arizona, Artists Speak Up, Refuse to Play
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

As a musician, I'm always interested in seeing how my fellow creative types respond to injustice or need. As a musician, I'm always interested in seeing how my fellow cr ...

Boys Don't Cry
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 8:54am | Type: Magazine Article

somewhere between the ages of 13 and 17, and it was called “initiation.” It likely didn’t even work in most ...

A Prophetic Milestone Toward Peace
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 8:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Rodrick Beiler Palestinian Christians call for a nonviolent movement to end the occupation. Late last yea ...

Community That Transforms
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 8:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Sondra Haaga Bob Sabath Amy Barger A ...

'I Kneel to the Desert God': An interview with Richard Rodriguez
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 8:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Faith's roots in a dry land. Raised in Sacramento, California, the son of immigrants from Me ...

Faith's Wild Poetry
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 8:16pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger The Complete Psalms, by Pamela Greenberg. Bloomsbury USA. Joyful Noise, edited by Robert Strong. Autumn House Press. ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 8:24pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Be Not Consumed Be Not Consumed The Story of Stuff Project and the GreenFaith coalition p ...

Real Life, Real Truth
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 8:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Documentary films have the potential to both show us the world and change it. Documentary films ...

A New START
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kevin Martin A real beginning toward global nuclear disarmament? High hopes for progress toward nuclear disarm ...

Building Bridges
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dan Hochberg I was glad to see the interview with Sami Awad (“Tear Down This Wall,” May 2010) advocating nonviolence as a solution to the ...

Taxes for Peace
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Sheppard I agree wholeheartedly with Jennifer Hope Kottler’s “You Get What You Pay For” (April 2010). I would add that we need t ...

U.S. Tax Dollars at Work?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger In 2009, a mass grave, possibly the largest in Latin America, was discovered near La Macarena, Colombia, within sight of ...

Firethorn
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kevin Hadduck Over chatter of starlings and grackles, you hear your father’s voice, confident and constant as bee hum in the backyard of y ...

A Season of Generosity and Gratitude
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

by the disciples (Luke 10:17). Paul has named the debilitating pathology of our society: the preoccupation ... their mission “with joy” (Luke 10:17). [ July 11 ] Marks of a New Self Amos 7:7-17 ... There are “boasters” who practice treachery, “love evil,” and “trust in abundant riches” (verses 1-7 ...

Following Jesus in the West Bank
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels I am still pro-Israel, but I've also become pro-Palestinian. As a Christian committed to jus ...

First Among Equals
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. I never look forward to my trips to Dallas, a red-state city short on political tolerance but long on congenial in-laws, who ...

Interview With Richard Rohr
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 8:03pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi Richard Rohr is founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a Franciscan priest of the ...

More Resources on Intentional Community
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 7:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Sabath Sondra Haaga For more on building Christian community, Bob Sabath and Sondra ...

Extended Interview on Community
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 8:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Amy Barger Community That Transforms (Extended Interview) Community That Transforms (Extended Interview) ...

Four Questions for Sylvie Mbanga Maunga
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 12:15pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg How did you begin your work as a lawyer and activist? I think it was my vocation. In my own life, my parents said sometimes, “Women can’t do that, and men ...

The Moral of "Toy Story 3"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100630-toy-story31.jpg"></a>It's been awhile since Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and the gang have been on the big screen, but they've lost ...

An Open Letter to Madonna
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100630-falsani-family.jpg"></a>Dear Madonna,</p> <p>Thank you. Earlier this week, after a month-long sojourn in Malawi, my family ...

Vandalism: A Dead-End Tactic at Toronto's G20
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

During Saturday's <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/nonviolence/">nonviolent protest</a> of about 5,000 activists outside the conference center in downtown Toronto, where leaders of ...

I'm a Mac, and I'm Helping Fuel War in the Congo
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100628-mac-pc.jpg"></a></p> "With 1.7 million iPhone 4s sold within three days of launch, the only thing Apple's sorry for is that it couldn't meet demand," says PC ...