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A Transformational Moment
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/04/AR2008060403508.html A mere 12 hours after claiming the Democratic presidential nomination, Barack Obama appeared ... is a testament to how far we've come as a society. I'm 1/2 a generation younger than Jim so the Civil ...

What Do You Mean by Politics? (Part 2 of 2 by Brian McLaren)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Posted by: Another nonymous | June 5, 2008 12:02 PM You are right on the money Another! This has ...

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/ ...

The Church and Lost Innocence
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<p align="left">Child prostitution and human trafficking are a global problem. The Caribbean is no exception. Child prostitution and human trafficking are a global ...

To Give or Not to Give?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

misfortune.” By the 12th century, Christian ethicists were much more discriminating. Building on the work ...

Treating the Sojourner
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Patty Kupfer Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible, by M. Daniel Carroll Rodas. Baker Academic. ...

Megachurches Meet on Immigration
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

of 12,000-member Northland evangelical church, gave testimonies on how the church should respond to immigration ...

Response to Zack Exley: Avoiding 'Resident Alienation' in Pursuit of New Humanity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Dear Zack,</p> Dear Zack, First of all, let me say thanks. I'm so grateful for the honest questioning of a convert to Christianity who seems to intuit Jesus ...

Making Their Mark: Interview with Mariama White-Hammond of Project HIP-HOP
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=Making%20Their%20Mark&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> Sojourners ...

Seven Ways to Change the World
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

only to those who are born again (John 1:12) and are part of His family. This is not to say that we ... and sinker for video footage of the death of a 12 year old Palestinian boy named Muhammed al-Dura, supposedly ...

Danger and Opportunity in Zimbabwe and South Africa
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I have heard that the Chinese symbol for crisis means both&#160;danger and opportunity. I have heard that the Chinese symbol for crisis means both danger and opportunity. The ...

Feeling the Love on Daily Kos
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis and the <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0806&amp;article=080651">progressive shift</a> within the evangelical community just ...

In Memory of Maria -- and Millions More
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>I don't want to assume that readers automatically know who Steven Curtis Chapman is, but if you've been surfing the Web recently, it's very likely you may have seen the name. Chapman is ...

Burger King Agrees to Raise Wages for Tomato Workers
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers announced Friday that after a prolonged and often heated campaign, Burger King has agreed to award tomato pickers 1.5 cents per pound of tomatoes picked, the equi ...

Don't Let the Empire Limit Our Movement's Imagination
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Over the last few years, I've gotten acquainted with a movement of Christians that is vibrant, enormous, and yet refuses to let itself be named or to take credit for any of its accomplishments. ...

'Come Let Us Reason' with Iran
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

On May 20, <a href="http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1210668683139&amp;pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull"><em>The Jerusalem Post</em></a> reported that "a s ...

The Lion of the Senate
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

responsible for connecting me to Ted. Jay Sullivan not only gave me my first 'job' at 12 washing ... in Matthew 12:34 Jesus said in Matthew 12:34 "Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth ...

Things Fall Apart: Prayer Requests for South Africa and Zimbabwe
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<blockquote dir="ltr"><p><em>Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;<br /> Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,<br /> The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywher ...

Why We Can't Wait & Why We Must: The Radical Timing of God's Movement
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Zack Exley over at <a href="http://revolutioninjesusland.com/">Revolution in Jesusland</a> has been offering some <a href="http://revolutioninjesusland.com/index.php/2008/05/16/is ...

Video: Immigration Raids and Church Response
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Please check out this moving video shot and edited by our own on-the-ground correspondent, Sojourners Web assistant Matt Hildreth. Please check out this moving video shot and edit ...

Diplomacy = Hitler Appeaser?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

President Bush's remarks, made last week in Israel, suggesting that anyone who wishes to talk with a violent enemy is the contemporary equivalent of a Hitler appeaser, are so wide of the mark, patr ...

A Call for African Solidarity Against Xenophobic Violence
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>As a South African, it is a downright shame that brothers and sisters from other countries in Africa <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/05/zimbabweans-face-new-violence.html& ...

Holy Mischief: 40 Years after the Catonsville 9 and the 'Fracture of Good Order'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>This past weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the historic action of the <a href="http://www.jonahhouse.org/catonsville40/index.htm">Catonsville 9</a>. ...

Poverty IS an Electoral Issue
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Four years ago, Call to Renewal conducted a 12-day "Rolling to Overcome Poverty" bus tour to say that poverty was a religious and electoral issue. Four years ago, Call to Renewal conducted a 12-day "Rolling to Overcome Poverty" bus tour ...

Fearsome, Fearless, and Fearful
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I've remarked to a number of friends lately that there seem to be three main kinds of religious people in the world.</p> I've remarked to a number of friends latel ...

The Catholic Worker Movement after 75 Years
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Christine Haider, 25, is preparing for her confirmation to the Roman Catholic Church. Christine Haider, 25, is preparing for her confirmation to the Roman Catholic Chur ...

The Manifesto and the Media
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Last week, I wrote about the new <a href="http://www.evangelicalmanifesto.com/">Evangelical Manifesto</a>, of which I was a signatory. Last week, I wrote abo ...

Jesus-Following vs. Social Activism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

who shattered barriers, bringing the terrorist and the collaborator into the same ministry team of 12 ...

Zimbabweans Face New Violence - in South Africa
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

This week has been marred by xenophobic violence in <st1:placename>Alexandra</st1:placename> <st1:placename>Township</st1:placename>, Johannesburg, South <st1:place>Africa</st1 ...

Black-Brown Unity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>When I first decided to spend this semester of my college career in Washington, D.C., I did not expect to work for the <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=action.ccir&amp;item=CC ...

Joseph Dantica's Death
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<em>Sojourners </em>magazine scooped CBS's <em>60 Minutes </em>when <a title="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0804&amp;article=08 ...

Churches a Haven after Immigration Raids
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

There was a raid at a meat-packing plant in <st1:place><st1:state>Postville, Iowa,</st1:state></st1:place> yesterday, in which about 300 people were detained. Please keep them in your p ...

Failing "Elections 101" in Zimbabwe
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

This weekend Zimbabwe's opposition party announced that it would take part in the next round of presidential "elections." Violence, harassment, and intimidation of unarmed citizens continue as p ...

Small-Time Ministry, Big-Time Dreams
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<P>There are plenty of times I miss running a legitimate ministry organization like Mission Year. There are plenty of times I miss running a legitimate ministry organiza ...

'Pray the Devil Back to Hell'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>The following is an interview with Abigail Disney, producer of the documentary <A href="http://www.praythedevilbacktohell.com">Pray the Devil Back to Hell</A>, which rec ...

A Rose That Blooms Every 500 Years
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

manifesto comments, starting with the one from about 12:05 this morning. depending on what you mean ...

An Evangelical Manifesto
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

echo my thoughts. I am a lifelong Methodist, but stopped attending church 2 1/2 years ago because ...

In Praise of the Dishonest Manager
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>One of Jesus' most in-your-face stories, and a personal favorite of mine, is the Parable of the Dishonest Manager in <A title=http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=76525043 href="http://bible.oremu ...

Which Jesus? The Horror (and Hope) of Religion and Politics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>During the New York City leg of Brian McLaren's empowering <A href="http://www.deepshift.org/">Everything Must Change tour</A>, Jay Bakker and I were asked to give ...

Faith and Conscience in the Indiana Primary
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Tomorrow, Indiana residents will play a significant role in the Democratic presidential race. Tomorrow, Indiana residents will play a significant role in the Democrat ...

N.T. Wright and Bart Ehrman: New Stories and Resurrection (Part 2 of 2 by Melvin Bray)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>[Continued from <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/05/nt-wright-and-bart-ehrman-new.html">part 1</A>]<BR><BR>I pondered what I might offer to spotli ...

In the Image of God
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>When <A title=http://www.zenit.org/article-22334?l=english href="http://www.zenit.org/article-22334?l=english">Pope Benedict XVI recently spoke to the U.N.</A> General Assembly, ...

Where the Heart Is
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:48am | Type: Magazine Article

G. Jeffrey MacDonald Socially responsible investing has morphed into a $2 trillion mainstream industry. In the ...

A Culture of Debt
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Does economic growth depend on consumer spending? Another day older and deeper in debt.” I ...

'The Bread You Possess Belongs to the Hungry'
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

St. Basil They say: Whom do I wrong by keeping my property? What, tell me, is your property? Where did you find it and brought it to your ...

Whom Do You Serve?
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:32am | Type: Magazine Article

(Ephesians 3:10, 6:12). Such things as money and technology are human constructions, but they both display ...

Practicing Sabbath Economics
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:43am | Type: Magazine Article

Matthew Colwell How to live in the light of God's abundance and provision. Theologian Ched Myers characte ...

Detoothing the Loan Sharks
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Alexis Vaughan Five ways to put the brakes on predatory lending. What happens to a dream deferred?” Langston ...

Piggy Banks and God's Abundance
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Susan Taylor Teaching our kids (and ourselves) to be smart -- and generous -- about money. Ours is not the ty ...

Wall Street and Christian Conscience
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

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