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Interview with John Sayles on Religion, Race, and Rock and Roll
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Recently, I had the opportunity to interview John Sayles about his movie <A href="http://honeydripper-movie.com/">Honeydripper</A>, a multilayered and complex account of ...

Beliefnet Survey on Religion and Politics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Faith and politics continues to be a major storyline in the election campaigning. Beliefnet is interested in what you think about the mix of religion and politics in this year's election. ...

Listening to MLK
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P><A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/01/mlks-unfinished-revolution-by.html">Mary Nelson just posted on MLK's Riverside speech</A>, but I have some r ...

MLK's Unfinished Revolution
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Martin Luther King's <A href="http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkatimetobreaksilence.htm">sermon at Riverside Church</A> linked the devastating Vietnam war to the s ...

Why I Wrote "The Great Awakening"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<em>God's Politics</em> called on people to take back their faith after it had been "hijacked" by the Religious Right. God's Politics called on ...

Sweeney Todd and the Spiral of Violence
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Tim Burton's striking and gruesome film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical 'Sweeney Todd' made me feel alternately impressed by Johnny Depp's singing talent and wince at ...

MLK and LBJ: Movements and Politicians
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>An unfortunate exchange of words between the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama this week threatened to explode into real conflict, involving the always volatile U.S. issue of race. ...

Amens and Amendments to Rich Nathan's Israel Sermon
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>I commend <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/01/how-should-christians-relate-t.html">Pastor Nathan</a> for the courage and commitment to truth required to publi ...

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

on this; Matthew 12:31-32, Mark 3:28-29, and Luke 12:10 are simpatico with gnostic Thomas saying ...

Women, Faith, and Presidential Politics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>During the South Carolina Republican debate, Mike Huckabee garnered greatest applause when defending his views of wifely submission as part of his evangelical faith. ...

Getting the Evangelicals Wrong-Again
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

population). There are 12 Presbyterians (vs. 3% of general population) and 10 Episcopalians (vs. 2 % of pop). ...

A Faithful Response to Human Rights Abuses
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Yesterday I had the chance to attend a compelling panel hosted by the <A href="http://www.americanprogressaction.org/">Center for American Progress Action Fund</A> and <A href ...

The Next Chapter
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>In two weeks, you will have your first chance to read Jim Wallis' latest book, <I>The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith &amp; Politics in a Post-Religious Right America</I>. ...

Does Humility Risk More Than Arrogance? (A Dialogue Too Friendly for Focus on the Family - Part 3, by Brian McLaren)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

the standards of today to the conduct of European soldiers in the 12th Century is absurd, and even more so ...

Part Time Opposition to Genocide
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>The <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.contents&amp;issue=soj0802">newest issue of<em> Sojourners</em>, </a>hitting mailboxes and newsstands s ...

The Times They Are A-Changin
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

January 10, 2008 12:38 PM But if term limits work for the Pres. - why not Congress. One reason term ...

Maher's Mass Mishap
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MyfLmLROHQ"></a>This past Friday Bill Maher crossed the WGA picket line to offer this witticism on <A href="http://www.youtube.co ...

A New Year's Prayer for Christian Peacemakers
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

will it be today? Dear Lord Jehovah, give us direction as we seek your Kingdom come. Gary Hebrews 12 ... will it be today? Dear Lord Jehovah, give us direction as we seek your Kingdom come. Gary Hebrews 12 ...

Arab Christians Worship Allah Too (A Dialogue Too Friendly for Focus on the Family - Part Two, by Brian McLaren)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Matthew 12:32 "And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: ... and then he shall reward every man according to his works." Revelation 20:12 "And I saw ... Posted by: kevin s. | January Posted by: kevin s. | January 9, 2008 12:34 AM "I am assuming, ...

Political Earthquakes
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

the deportation of 12 million people, and I also believe that he would take action to reduce the crushing debt ...

A Pre-Election Prayer for Our Next President
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

squeaky | January Posted by: squeaky | January 8, 2008 12:03 PM Well said... What would you say ... 12:35 PM 'Cheers and blessings' OK - for you I will drop the "I" word and go ... are called to do and forgive. Posted by: squeaky | January Posted by: squeaky | January 8, 2008 12 ...

My Church in a Chop Shop
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P><A title=http://www.boston.com/masiss href="http://www.boston.com/masiss"></a>Before joining Sojourners, my wife, Amy, and I spent the last five years doing urban minist ...

A Dialogue Too Friendly for Focus on the Family
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

as "If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." (Romans 12 ... which is what I called him on. Posted by: Don | January 8, Posted by: Don | January 8, 2008 12 ...

Change Won in Iowa
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

4, 2008 12:20 PM) is quite right about Bush's continued claim to being bipartisan in the 2000 ...

Iowa and the Poles of Protestantism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Now that the people of Iowa have chosen Republican Mike Huckabee and Democrat Barack Obama as their nominees for president, pundits will spend much of the next few days (until New Hampshire at l ...

Two Fundamental Shifts
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

of the global south and the bottom 88%of this country, miserable to keep our top 12% in the good life? Pat ...

In Search of a Label?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

years the Israelites had 12 incidents of idolatry that were problematic. That leaves the vast majority ... was asking why I would need to throw out the prophets in the context of my earlier statement per your 5:12 ... 12 incidents of idolatry that were problematic. That leaves the vast majority of that period free ...

Starting the Year with Bob Dylan
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I've had an old 1989 tune by Bob Dylan running through my head for the last couple weeks. I've had an old 1989 tune by Bob Dylan running through my head for the last cou ...

Mourning Benazir Bhutto
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

The vicious assassination of Benazir Bhutto means many things for our world. Already pundits are rushing to consider what it means for our presidential elections here in the U.S. ...

Bring Them Home Now
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Our private contractors have sacrificed enough in Iraq. As the Iraq war moves to­ward its fifth ...

Subsidizing the Rich
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Cay Johnston We now have almost three decades of experience with the idea that markets will solve our problems. ...

Goodness Revealed
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michelle Garcia An interview with liberation theologian Jon Sobrino. One Sunday morning an all-too-familiar sc ...

The Right Words
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

John G. VanDerWalker II I appreciate Sojourners’ attention to U.S. immigration policy (“The New Sanctuary Movement,” September-October 20 ...

The Lord Preserves the Foreigner
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Maxine Beach Alexis Vaughan About 250 day laborers rallied in front of the town hall in ...

Top 10 News Stories of 2007
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

call a "plunge", the DJI Average is up over 7% for all of 2007 (12,460 at start, 13366 now). ... a "plunge", the DJI Average is up over 7% for all of 2007 (12,460 at start, 13366 now). The glass is not half ...

Christmas in the Trenches
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P><em>We first published this reflection by Jim Wallis in 2002. It has since become our Christmas tradition, kind of our own </em>Charlie Brown Christmas <em>special, if you will. ...

Video: Reverend Billy on 'What Would Jesus Buy'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Last night <A href="http://www.revbilly.com/">Bill Talen</A> and his wife Savitri Durkee discussed American consumerism at a special <A href="http://www.sojo.net/"&g ...

My Prayer for 2008
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>The year of 1968 was very significant in my life, and a decisive one for the nation. The year of 1968 was very significant in my life, and a decisive one for the nati ...

Acts of Advent
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>During Advent, as I kindle the wreath candles that mark the journey to the Bethlehem stable, I return to particular writers that I love and certain music that I can't seem to get through the sea ...

Shifting the Shouting Match on Immigration
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

our neighbors as ourselves and show mercy to neighbors in need (Leviticus 19:18, Mark 12:31, Luke ... in twenty or so years? 3. Would you be willing to accept that the 12 (give or take) million undocumented ...

Being Poor is a Lot of Work
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Until very recently, I had no idea how hard it is for some of our friends just to find somewhere to lay themselves down to sleep at night. Until very recently, I had ...

Mother Teresa's Advent Light
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>When I went to check my post office box after Thanksgiving, among the pile of mail waiting for me were review copies of Dinesh D'Souza's <A href="http://www.powells.com/part ...

A Rock Star Environment Minister
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/11/changes-down-under-by-jim-wall.html">Jim wrote a piece</a> a few weeks back about the new Bonhoeffer-quoting Aussie PM Kev ...

Smart, Green Community Development
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>"We have the ability to solve this crisis and avoid the worst of its consequences, if we act boldly, decisively and quickly", said Al Gore in is Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. ...

A Genocide of Convenience
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>As I do more reading about Darfur, I've had to re-examine some of my assumptions about genocide. As I do more reading about Darfur, I've had to re-examine s ...

Debating with Dignity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>It happened again. A presidential candidate's debate in two languages. It happened again. A presidential candidate's debate in two languages. Just as the De ...

Advent Awakenings to the Jackhammer on the Roof
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

the words of Jesus in Mt19:12 (in the context of teaching on marriage and divorce): 'There are eunuchs ... his entry into eternal life. And I still think that Jesus's words in Matthew 19:12 (and ... that Jesus's words in Matthew 19:12 (and the preceding verses) are about accepting one's state (whether ...

Providence and Politics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

Ashpenaz | Posted by: Ashpenaz | December 12, 2007 12:49 PM 'I would also guess that Jesus ... December Posted by: payshun | December 12, 2007 1:58 PM You know - don't sugar-coat it for us. ... by: letjusticerolldown | December 12, 2007 2:38 PM Well stated - thank you. Blessings - . ...

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

<p><P>This is an announcement mostly for those who post comments on this blog. As many have complained, our comments are often less a <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/06 ...

Man Bites Dog of War
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>Nice piece this morning <A title=http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/12/10/all_power_no_influence href="http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/ope Nice piece this morning by James Carroll in The Boston Globe . He writes about what he calls ...