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The Evangelical Factor in Middle East Peace
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

the entire geography belongs to those who are genetically members of the 12 historic tribes and no one else ... to those who are genetically members of the 12 historic tribes and no one else at all." What, I ... the entire geography belongs to those who are genetically members of the 12 historic tribes and no one else ...

Happy St. Nicholas Day!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>As you all encounter pictures of "jolly, old St. Nick" this season, remember that St. Nicholas the Wonderworker was a real Christian hero. He spent his life working for freedom and ...

Mitt Romney's Defining Moment
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

at the Rice Hotel, Houston, on September 12, 1960. The parallels are unmistakable. Both men felt ... that prophecy, as discussed by Paul in 1st Corinthians 12, 13, and 14 should be an option for us today. ...

Soldier Suicides: Counting the Forgotten Casualties of War
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

Posted by: c kitty | December 6, 2007 6:12 PM Kitty at the time I was able to find the total ...

A Reality Check on Iran
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>After months of increasing talk of military strikes against Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons, the Bush administration has suddenly received a dose of reality. ...

How Did Advent Accelerate?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>As a child I found no joy in an Advent calendar; all those little flaps and doors and bite-size pieces of chocolate signified nothing more than the fact that Christmas was still a really, rea ...

Poverty and Climate Change Are Clearly Linked
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

In other words, a body twice as far as the earth from the sun would receive only 1/4, not 1/2 of the energy ... of that fact! D Posted by: Don | December 4, Posted by: Don | December 4, 2007 12:00 PM ... http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/environment/global_warming/ Peace, Posted by: sara | December 4, Posted by: sara | December 4, 2007 12:30 PM ...

The War in Our Neighborhood
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

the tune. That puts people, after 12 or so years of it, in a remarkable state of denial - now that's ... But what would you expect? He who pays the piper - government - calls the tune. That puts people, after 12 ...

Bearing the Cross in the Global Economy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In college, I took a cultural exchange trip (read: vacation) to Rome over spring break. Just around the corner from St. Peter's Square, I bought my father, a minister, a crucifix for his ...

A Shelter for the Soul
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joanna B. Campbell 'Citizen architects' meet real-world challenges. El Centro Episcopal is located ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Poverty 101 Poverty 101 Why are there so many starving people in the world? What is food s ...

From Survival to Prosperity
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:45am | Type: Magazine Article

Angela Glover Blackwell Taking a regional approach, "equitable development" aims to lift people out of poverty - and into opport ...

Limits to Compassion
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

inept federal government was enforcing existing laws, we would not have 12 to 20 million illegal aliens ... into our nation. What about the environmental impact on limited natural resources by the addition of 12 ...

A Crumbling Infrastructure
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Between 1950 and 1970, the U.S. Between 1950 and 1970, the U.S. spent 3 percent of its gross ...

Being a Church with Day Laborers
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jonathan Mendez In June, a predominantly African-American Christian church took the innovative step of hosting a day laborers’ hiring site ...

No Religious Tests
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>I couldn't help but be struck by a bizarre similarity in two back-to-back events this week: the YouTube/CNN Republican forum and the swearing in of Pakistan's President Musharaf broadcast by ...

Audio: Jim Wallis on 'Speaking of Faith' with Krista Tippett
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<a href="http://download.publicradio.org/podcast/speakingoffaith/20071129_jimwallis.mp3">+ Download mp3 audio</a></p> + Download mp3 audio + ...

Darfur: Don't Take No for an Answer
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p> <P>The genocidal regime in Khartoum is, unsurprisingly, trying to undermine and block the joint U.N./African Union peacekeeping team that has been authorized to offer desperately needed protect ...

What Evangelicals Need to Know: More Thoughts on the Beliefnet Roundtable
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>It was my friend, <A href="http://www.emergentvillage.com">Tony Jones</A>, who alerted me recently to the <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/blogalogue/a_beliefnet_roundt ...

Diversity as Christian Practice-Not Just a Church Program
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>A week before Thanksgiving, I spoke in Lake Tahoe for the clergy convocation of the California-Nevada Conference of the United Methodist Church, a sprawling geography that comprises a wide array ...

Changes Down Under
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In the news you might have missed over the Thanksgiving weekend, Labor Party leader <A href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/25/world/asia/25australia.html?th&amp;emc=th">K ...

Left Behind's Jenkins and Others Shatter Evangelical Stereotypes
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>In light of <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/11/robertson-for-rudy-by-jim-wall.html">Pat Robertson's</A> and Bob Jones III's recent presidential end ...

Who's the Illegal Immigrant, Pilgrim?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>There seems to be much concern lately over the people being referred to as "illegal immigrants." Let's define our terms: "Immigrant" - somebody who has come to a country and s ...

Thank the Lord and Pass the Patriotism?
Originally Posted: 07/03/2012 - 9:35am | Type: Blog

<p><P>In many pulpits during this Thanksgiving season, love of our country and pride in our citizenship will be pronounced in the same breath - and often with the same intensity - as declarations o ...

We Are All Blessed
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>What are you thankful for? It's a question often asked this Thanksgiving holiday season. Some think it's a little sappy, but I actually believe it's a very good question. ...

I Got Mugged
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>Two months ago, for the first time in my eight years living in Washington, D.C., I was mugged. Two months ago, for the first time in my eight years living in Washingt ...

Testimonies of Terror
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>While volunteering in a legal clinic in my sophomore year of college, interviewing people applying for political asylum in the U.S., I heard a lot of people describe how they had had to leave ...

An SOA Protest Pilgrimage
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In the spirit of tradition and solidarity, the <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2006/11/sojourners-interns-we-train-ir.html">Sojourners interns once again</A ...

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

no thief comes near and no moth destroys." Luke 12:33 And instead of healing the And instead ...

A New Fugitive Slave Act?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>A reader asked about <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/11/changing-how-we-talk-about-imm.html">my post yesterday</a>: </P> <P>You say tha ...

Rigid Biblians and Red Letter Christians
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

than 12 billion years (age of the universe)... That's my take on it--I think deep down, we ... and brothers and chew on this; Matthew 12:31-32, Mark 3:28-29, and Luke 12:10 are simpatico ...

Changing How We Talk About Immigration
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

am for immigration. I have assisted two families in coming to this country in the past 12 years. Help ...

Video: Changing the Churches' Conversation on Immigration
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Here's a <a href="http://www.sojo.net/Action/Alerts/CCIR_T_giving_Report_PRESS_RELEASE.pdf">link to the press release</a> that accompanied the event.</p> ...

Catholic Wisdom on Iran and Iraq
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is holding its annual meeting this week. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is holding its annual meeting this week. They ...

Hospitality for 'Ugly Enemies'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

will become a fascist state. Posted by: Dan Barber | Posted by: Dan Barber | November 14, 2007 7:12 PM ... Lonnie | November 15, 2007 12:28 PM I believe that the number of countries that are a part ... it disingenuous and offensive. Posted by: Lonnie | November Posted by: Lonnie | November 15, 2007 12:42 PM ...

My Pregnancy and Hope Amid Colombia's Chaos
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

12 years of civil strife in Guatemala during the late 70s and 80s. Many of your thoughts echoed ... (belatedly) for sharing your life with us in this way. My family and I lived through 12 years of civil strife ...

Race and the Wealth Gap
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

For black women in their 30s it was $12,063. In 2005, the figures were $22,030 for white women and $21,000 ...

Servants in the Slums
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<em>Part seven in a series of posts by <strong>Bob Massey</strong>, a Los Angeles screenwriter who is currently traveling to India with a team from <a href="http://www.ecclesiahollywo ...

A Correction and Apology
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

too. Posted by: N.M. Rod | Posted by: N.M. Rod | November 12, 2007 7:24 PM Yes, Ford ... November 13, 2007 12:26 PM The Major Media Corp. in the US would have never allowed Nixon ...

Robertson for Rudy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

by Donny|November 9th,2007 12:01 AM "The Left" that you support so dearly, promotes the kind of life ... of the Apostles is that? Thanks, AmberPosted by Donny|November 9th,2007 12:01 AM \\\ I accused Jim ...

Congress Hears Prayers for Peace
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>In September, as Gen. In September, as Gen. David Petraeus testified before Congress on the progress of the Bush administration's "troop surge" in Iraq ...

Another Evangelical Bridge-Builder
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>At its board meeting last month, the National Association of Evangelicals formally named Leith Anderson as its president. Anderson is senior pastor of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minneso ...

The Elusive Reasons for Rami's Death
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>Gaza is a place isolated and unknown. Although the small coastal strip is all too often in the media spotlight, this can be a source just as much for generalization as information.</P> ...

The Elusive Reasons for Rami's Death
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>Gaza is a place isolated and unknown. Although the small coastal strip is all too often in the media spotlight, this can be a source just as much for generalization as information.</P> ...

The Elusive Reasons for Rami's Death
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Gaza is a place isolated and unknown. Although the small coastal strip is all too often in the media spotlight, this can be a source just as much for generalization as information.</P> ...

Don't Scurry, Be Happy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>Economists are telling us that people are not spending enough money this Holiday time and thus our economy will suffer. Economists are telling us that people are not ...

Don't Scurry, Be Happy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>Economists are telling us that people are not spending enough money this Holiday time and thus our economy will suffer. Economists are telling us that people are not ...

Don't Scurry, Be Happy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Economists are telling us that people are not spending enough money this Holiday time and thus our economy will suffer. Economists are telling us that people are not ...

Evangelical Leaders Meet Rice on Middle East Peace
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

2007 12:28 PM Thats the beauty of being liberal - if you can't figure out the cause ... 2007 12:28 PM Thats the beauty of being liberal - if you can't figure out the cause ...

Video: Gerson on The Daily Show
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

As an addendum to <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/10/mike-gersons-heroic-conservati.html">Jim's post on Mike Gerson and his new book</a>, I thought I'd shar ...