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A Better Answer to High Fuel Prices
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

ago. Van full of 12 people, and only one survived the crash when they lost control and went off ... My 12 years on I-5 made me hate automobiles so much I'll do almost anything to avoid getting ...

Wright Ex-Factor
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Over the last several days, I watched Rev. Jeremiah Wright in discussions of faith, theology, history, and culture on television. The three-plus hours I devoted to PBS and CNN amounted to som ...

'I Was Skeptical'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Last evening, I spoke at the <A title=http://www.belmontheights.org/ href="http://www.belmontheights.org/">Belmont Heights Baptist Church,</A> just off the campus of <A title= ...

Imagine
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

to 2:12. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM3Fp-h9UCY&feature=related Here is the money ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM3Fp-h9UCY&feature=related Focus in on time fram 2:09 to 2:12 Jim says, "If our gospel is not good news ... happened to read Romans 12-18 today. "If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace ...

Waving the Broom: A Leadership Parable
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Several weeks ago, a pair of doves built a nest on a front windowsill at my house. My family watched as the mother bird laid two eggs, as they hatched, and as the young chicks feathered. ...

WSJ: That 'Insulting' Pope
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

12:09 PM Why the Third Degree? They were immigrants, unskilled, low education. They needed our ... 12:09 PM Why the Third Degree? They were immigrants, unskilled, low education. They needed our ...

Pope Watch: Part 2
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Sometimes I wish I could channel Washington Post fashion writer Robin Givhan. Then I'd be able to tell you why the pope was wearing bright red leather shoes. </P> <P>I stood ...

Video: Countering Hate with Humor in the Immigration Debate
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

live in. Building a wall or deporting 12 million people is not going to set things right ...

Pope Watch: Part 1
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>I love the "construction phase" of liturgy and great ceremony. I love the "construction phase" of liturgy and great ceremony. Waiting at the John ...

Immature Media or Mature Faith?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Rowe | Posted by: Josiah Rowe | April 18, 2008 12:23 AM '...about the shocking contrast ... Kludt | April Posted by: John Kludt | April 17, 2008 8:12 PM "There is a smugness ... 12:30 PM "At times I read Krugman, though most of the rest of the liberal Times columnists ...

What is a Justice Revival? (part 5 of 5 by Rich Nathan)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis, in his book <em>The Great Awakening</em> said,</p> Jim Wallis, in his book The Great Awakening said, Imagine something called Justice Reviv ...

Border-blenders and Corner-dwellers (Part 4 of 5 by Rich Nathan)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

My dear friend, Ken Wilson, who pastors the Ann Arbor Vineyard, showed me a chart that I found very helpful:</p> <table cellpadding="10" border=1> <tr> <td width="120"& ...

Don Imus and VA Tech - A Year Later
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Posted by: kevin s. | April 15, 2008 12:55 PM That's a truly sad statement, Kevin. Sadder ...

Questions of Substance at the Compassion Forum
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

they killed 12 million people in them. We invented them first, but we called them Indian reservations. ...

Bobblehead Pope On the Rails
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Who says that Americans don't have a sense of humor? Who says that Americans don't have a sense of humor? This video ad put out by the Washington, D.C., transit auth ...

Lifeboat Theology vs. Ark Theology (Part 3 of 5 by Rich Nathan)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

on earth. The rainbow was not just a sign between God and people, but we read in Genesis 9:12, 15 ... and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come. (v. 12) I ...

Keeping the Faith
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

11, 2008 12:59 PM "throwing good money after bad" To quote Larry the Cable Guy - ... this latest disappointment. Posted by: Cads | April 11, Posted by: Cads | April 11, 2008 12:59 PM ...

Three Years Later, the Truth Behind a Colombian Massacre
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p> <P>The children were under the bed. The girl was very nice, about 5 or 6, and the boy was interesting The children were under the bed. The girl was very ...

Is Social Justice a Distraction from the Gospel? (Part 2 of 5 by Rich Nathan)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

you a $12M publishing contract. "The problem is that in the "The problem ... are saved by knowing them." Posted by: Ms. Cynthia | April 12, 2008 6:55 AM Bullseye! Pastor ...

Is King's Complete Message Breaking Through?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

them to a 12 step program kicking and screaming. The privileged are terrified of loosing control ... to do bring them to that economic 12 step meeting because it is for their own good as well as the health ...

A New Way to 'Proclaim Jubilee'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p> <P>"Must we starve our children to pay our debts?" -- Julius Nyerere, former president of Tanzania</P> <P>This week Congress will vote on the Jubilee Act, the most importa ...

Recommended Reading: Taylor Branch on MLK
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Read <A title=http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/06/opinion/06branch.html?_r=1&amp;sq=taylor%20branch&amp;st=nyt&amp;oref=slogin&amp;scp=1&amp;pagewanted=print href="http://www ...

A Time for Jubilee
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>The subprime mortgage crisis in the U.S. has raised just outrage at the behavior of predatory lenders. The subprime mortgage crisis in the U.S. has raised just outrag ...

Training for Change
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>I want to personally invite you to Washington, D.C., on June 13 through 16 to participate in <A href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=get_connected.pentecost08&amp;item=pentecost08_ma ...

Interview with Bob Abernethy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Following is an excerpt from an interview with Bob Abernethy that will appear in a forthcoming issue of <A href="http://www.wittenburgdoor.com/">The Wittenburg Door</A>. ...

Honoring MLK by Changing the Wind
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Friday, April 4, 2008, marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was 39-years-old, yet had already spent 15 years in a grassroots movement that radicall ...

Video: Jim Wallis and Tony Perkins on CNN
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>On CNN's <em>The Situation Room</em>, Jim Wallis and the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins talk about evangelical attitudes in the election. ...

Recapturing MLK's Radical Vision
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

of time-bound, measurable goals which include a commitment to cut in half the 1.2 billion people living on less ... for Sojourners. So there are 1.2 billion So there are 1.2 billion people living on less than a dollar ... to use our limited resources to ensure that those 1.2 billion get the basics of clean water and basic ...

Exciting SBC Alternative Not Without Shortcomings
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>During the closing days of January, more than 15,000 Baptists from 30 different Baptist denominations gathered together at the Convention Center in Atlanta. During th ...

Edwidge Danticat Describes a 'Death by Asylum'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>A few of us around Sojourners have been reading award-winning Haitian-born writer Edwidge Danticat since she published her first novel Breath, Eyes, Memory in 1994. ...

What Will Dobson Do Now?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

that apparently I've missed? Posted by: carl copas | April Posted by: carl copas | April 1, 2008 12 ... that apparently I've missed? Posted by: carl copas | April Posted by: carl copas | April 1, 2008 12 ...

How About That Economy?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Worried about your financial future? Have a Life Saver. While Congress debates President Bush’s ...

PLUS: Latino Expressions of Faith and Justice
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Latino believers don't fit a single mold, and they have expressed their faith in the world in a variety of w ...

Death by Asylum
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

aunt and uncle, Denise and Rev. Joseph Dantica. When she was 12, Edwidge joined her parents in New ...

Inner-City Riches
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

<P>We've gotten enough calls and e-mails from folks concerned about <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/02/im-an-idiot-by-bart-campolo.html">my state of mind</A&g ...

Romans 13 and Immigration
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

chapter of Paul's letter. Chapter 12 tells believers not to be molded by the "pattern of this world" (12:2). Their lives should be characterized by service to others, love, and compassion-even toward enemies (12:3-21). The authorities, however, have a different purpose and a different way of doing ...

The Rev. Wright Effect; Rice on Race
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

is bitter about being wronged by another, Jesus said to forgive them - Matt. 5: 43-48 and Matt. 6:12. A Red ... Jesus said to forgive them - Matt. 5: 43-48 and Matt. 6:12. A Red Letter Christian would urge people ... of the estimated 1.2 million Americans living with HIV/AIDS are black, AIDS in America today is a black disease. ...

From Prophetic Anger to Apocalyptic Hope
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>The recent controversy over Rev. Jeremiah Wright has initiated a new conversation about race in America. The recent controversy over Rev. Jeremiah Wright has initiate ...

Easter in Iraq - The War Goes On
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

Peace, Posted by: Ngchen | March 28, Posted by: Ngchen | March 28, 2008 12:28 AM Good ...

Beyond Eye for an Eye
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>In the <I>Washington Post</I> and throughout the blogosphere, debates rage about the recent spate of violence between Palestinians and Israelis, each side condemning with righteous indigna ...

The Faith of Our Founders
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

. Posted by: carl copas | March Posted by: carl copas | March 26, 2008 12:37 PM Actually ... Posted by: Cads | March 27, 2008 12:16 PM Thanks for you post. I find morality in many ... . Posted by: carl copas | March Posted by: carl copas | March 26, 2008 12:37 PM Actually ...

Good Friday at Lockheed Martin
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

Sojourner Truth | March 27, 2008 12:42 AM Your accessment of WWII is interesting - a great read ... | March 27, 2008 12:18 PM SO - are we talking about 'could he' or 'would ...

Fighting Recidivism with Resurrection
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

12:03 PM meaning? It's OK to have programs and places for 'those people' as long ... 12:03 PM meaning? It's OK to have programs and places for 'those people' as long ...

Easter's Challenge to Empire
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> Jesus came w ...

Fools for Christ
Originally Posted: 04/06/2012 - 11:08am | Type: Blog

What is the good news? When all that sin had done, or could ever do, was laid on Jesus, it did not overcome him. Death could not swallow him. I'm on vacation with my family ...

Searching for Jesus' Bones
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Throughout his book, <I>The God Hypothesis,</I> Victor Stenger appears to be obsessed with the need for concrete proof that the son of God was a real man. ...

Echoes of Apartheid
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

all summoned to appear at the Immigration Service- some of them having to wait for 12 hours ... quote is certainly appropriate. D "On January 12, 2004, according to David Stout ... "HOLLYWOOD" has ruined everything." Posted by: kevin s. | March 24, 2008 12:02 AM Bang on, Kevin! ...

Hypocrisy in U.S. Policy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> We are told ...

Poisoned Water, Poisoned People
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> <p><P>"Speak to the earth, and it will t ...

Engaging with "A More Perfect Union"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

and a sound mind scripture indicates he has given. Come to Montgomery AL two weeks from today for 12 hrs ... http://mp3.christianity.com/mp3/mp3repos32/MMYSEES/317_60682_JeremiahWright__TheAudacitytoHope82A.32.mp3 The sermon is an exegesis of the story in I. Samuel chapters 1-2 of Hannah's seemingly ... Let Justice: Come to Montgomery AL two weeks from today for 12 hrs of prayer/fasting Response: ...