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The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:43am | Type: Magazine Article

Brian D. McLaren Our 'framing' stories aren't serving us well. But there is an alternative: the good news of Jesus. ...

Stories as Spiritual Practice
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh From parables to street theater, imagined worlds open our eyes. Being a disciple takes imaginatio ...

Twelve Army Captains Offer Front Line Frankness
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

or a Christian pacifist like myself. It's from 12 former Army captains who served in Babil and Baghdad, ... of these 12 Army captains stand in an ancient tradition. Rose Marie Berger , an associate editor ... I can find 12 people that will say that the fires in CA is the fault of GWB - Oh I believe the Dems ...

Why Rich People Will (or Won't) Go to Hell
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

but impoverished. When you look at Greater Cleveland as a whole, this is the 12 th wealthiest region ...

Mystery Quote Quiz of the Week
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

Who made the following statement in a recent television interview?</p> Who made the following statement in a recent television interview? I'm not sure that that g ...

How Many Values Does it Take to Make a Values Voter?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

No doubt there are critics who will dispute <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/10/video-jim-wallis-and-the-evang-1.html">Jim's description of the Religious Right</a> ...

Video: Jim Wallis and the Evangelical Electorate on CBS
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

On the eve of his dialoge with the Southern Baptist Convention's Richard Land at the <a href="http://www.frcaction.org/index.cfm?c=WASH_BRIEFING">Family Research Council's Values Vote ...

Standing Up and Speaking Out
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>MLK said that "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." <A href="http://www.nyfaithjustice.org/">New York Faith and Justice</A> believes that poverty anyw ...

Audio: Jim Wallis on "Value Voters" on The Tavis Smiley Show
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Last week Jim was on The Tavis Smiley Show and talked about how the changing political landscape will affect the upcoming '08 election. Jim and Ken Blackwell, former Ohio secretary of state, deb ...

Dinner with the Antichrist
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/10/12/11451/905 Posted by: Don | October 12, Posted by: Don | October 12, 2007 2:48 PM 'I just ... October 12, 2007 4:22 PM What happened to the original topic? Maybe it's because ... by: squeaky | October Posted by: squeaky | October 12, 2007 6:19 PM I'm not convinced you ...

'Child Brides: Stolen Lives' on NOW Tonight
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

of 12 moves through her daily chores in a poor household in India. Although still a child, her life has ... of 12 moves through her daily chores in a poor household in India. Although still a child, her life has ... mind, forcing 12 year old girls into lives of servitude and pregnancy is wrong: period. Color me ...

Campolo's Letter on CT with Guthrie's Column
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

Earlier this week we posted an <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/10/stan-guthries-red-letter-blues.html">open letter from Tony Campolo</a> in response to a <em>Ch ...

'Devils and Dust': How We Learned to Torture
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

in reference to the picture, the odds are that about 1/2 of those people in hoods are innocent, according ... because they don't fit into your 12 step course to a healthy world . ? And expect respect for your ... because they don't fit into your 12 step course to a healthy world . ? And expect respect for your ...

Progressive and Evangelical Common Ground
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>As the Religious Right has diminished in influence, many are searching for a new political agenda that doesn&rsquo;t fit the standard right/left battles of American politics and is more consistent ...

Who Has Betrayed Us?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

and vicious. Look at the attacks on the Frost family and their ill 12 year old. The S-CHIP program ... who listen to him for more than 12 seconds at a time. "When he swaggers and puffs out his ...

A Christian Voice of 'Laughter, Love, and Peace' Murdered in Gaza
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>The last time I saw Rami, we were at the beach near Gaza City. A group of us were in the water and I was trying to force Rami underwater. Rami was a big man, weighing at least twice what I do ...

Stan Guthrie's Red Letter Blues
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In response to Stan Guthrie's article in the October 2007 Christianity Today, <a href="http://www.christianitytoday.com/50386">"When Red Is Blue: Why I Am Not A Red ...

Iran's Lame Duck, Our Lame Political Script
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>With all the fuss around Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's recent visit to New York, you'd think that he had political power, command of the military, or at least strong popular support in his homeland. ...

Sanctions Can Work in Burma
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>International solidarity and support for the Burmese democracy movement is growing, as evidenced in the imposition of new economic sanctions against the military regime. ...

Proof of a Movement
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>New York Faith and Justice was inspired into being by Sojourners/Call to Renewal during their annual Pentecost Conference in 2006. New York Faith and Justice was insp ...

The Power of Nonviolence
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>The news this afternoon from Myanmar/Burma is not good. A recent AP story said that</P><br /> <BLOCKQUOTE dir=ltr style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> ...

Not Just Another PC Peace and Justice Group
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

12 years, the last thing I want to see is the creation of a Progressive Left counterpart. So ... satirizing the antics of the Religious Right for more than 12 years, the last thing I want to see ... the antics of the Religious Right for more than 12 years, the last thing I want to see is the creation ...

Daily Verse: 'May the God of hope fill you with all joy'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.</p> <p><strong>- Romans 15:13-13</strong></p> ...

Karl Barth Is Going Back to Prison!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>To everyone who <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/09/outcry-against-prison-censorsh.html">took action</A> and emailed the Bureau of Prisons, thank you! ...

Cynicism, Hope, Discipleship, and Democracy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

on a 12-hour drive back from Washington, D.C. But last March, that's exactly what happened to a group ...

Karl Barth Still Belongs in Prison
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>I recently <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/09/karl-barth-belongs-in-prison-b.html">posted</A> about the purging of religious books from prison libraries acro ...

Jena is America
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Today, Sept. 20, over 10,000 people will converge on Jena, Louisiana, to call for justice for the "Jena 6." Thousands more will hold vigils in cities across America. As <a href=& ...

Iraq and Christian Identity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>I got a LOT of responses to <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/09/the-global-church-and-americas.html">my post at the end of last week</a>, in which I said the ...

The Global Church and America's War
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>From my blogs this week, readers can rightly conclude that I believe Gen. Petraeus' claims of modest security gains in certain sectors of Iraq do not justify extending the U.S occupation ...

The Global Church and America's War
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>From my blogs this week, readers can rightly conclude that I believe Gen. Petraeus' claims of modest security gains in certain sectors of Iraq do not justify extending the U.S occupation ...

The Global Church and America's War
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

your stand against the devil's schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, ... your stand against the devil's schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, ...

The Global Church and America's War
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>From my blogs this week, readers can rightly conclude that I believe Gen. Petraeus' claims of modest security gains in certain sectors of Iraq do not justify extending the U.S occupation ...

Pick-and-Choose Theology
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2007/september/16.24.html">Recent discussion on Jews and Israel</a> reminds me of a joke we used to hear as youngsters. The joke begi ...

And the Killing Will Go On
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

Iraq's security forces will not be able to fulfill its obligations for at least 12 to 18 months. ... administration's plan is to admit 10,000 to 12,000 Iraqis a year" ( Denver Post ), up from the current ... of a political agenda. "Tarnished Laureate," Larry Rohter, NYT, 12/15/1998 Posted by: History ...

Six Found Guilty Of Trying to See Their Senator
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

Posted by: linda | September Posted by: linda | September 11, 2007 12:28 PM Had they been ... Posted by: Pastor Dan | Posted by: Pastor Dan | September 12, 2007 3:42 PM It is more of a respect ...

'Ghosts of Abu Ghraib'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

The words of Jesus are unambiguous when it comes to expressing how we<br /> are to love each other--we are to love others as we love ourselves. In The words of Jesus are una ...

Sacred Refuge
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:41am | Type: Magazine Article

that anyone accused of murder may not die before standing trial before the assembly. — Numbers 35:10b-12 ... justice. In December 2005, a bill passed in the House of Representatives that would have turned all 12 ...

Living in God's House
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:41am | Type: Magazine Article

Celeste Kennel-Shank Finding sanctuary in a Chicago storefront church. Elvira Arellano, 32, wants to be able t ...

'The Church is the Last Safe Haven'
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:41am | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Francis Evangelical Latinos and the New Sanctuary Movement. Rev. Samuel Rodriguez is president of the Na ...

Standing Up for Sanctuary
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:41am | Type: Magazine Article

Belinda Passafaro The broken immigration system is a spiritual issue. 'The ringing of the bells announces ...

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

Molly Marsh Race Matters True to Our Native Land, edited by Brian Blount, describes itself as the first African-American commentary on the ...

A Slice of Life, Served with Dignity
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ted Parks A black-and-white movie about the bleakness of life in Watts, California—shot for $10,000 about 30 years ago and never intended ...

Bursting the Christian Bubble
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Hanna Kang Azusa Pacific students follow Jesus out of the comfort zone. In the foothills of the San Gabriel Mo ...

September/October 2007 Sojourners
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 9:47am | Type: Product

$4.95 off off ...

Distorting History /by David Cortright/
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

August 24, 2007 12:20 PM Posted by: Rick Nowlin | August 24, 2007 1:39 PM I remember that Ho came ... Posted by: Glen S. | August 27, 2007 12:32 PM SO - we should have done nothing - I can agree ... August 24, 2007 12:20 PM Posted by: Rick Nowlin | August 24, 2007 1:39 PM I remember that Ho came ...

Words, Not War: Building a Bridge to Peace Between the U.S. and Iran /by Jessica Wilbanks/
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

imagined he was crazy to entrust his kingdom to 12 highly unqualified characters; ... by: Hali | August 24, Posted by: Hali | August 24, 2007 12:27 PM OK - OK, so what is it going ...

My Minnesota /by Tony Jones/
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>But for three hiatuses for school, I've lived my whole life in the Twin Cities, and my heritage and skin tone match the Lake Wobegon image of my city and state. I'm the descendant of German, ...

Sanctuary Movement Activist Arrested and Deported /by Patty Kupfer/
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

Snow Posted by: jurisnaturalist | Posted by: jurisnaturalist | August 20, 2007 12:30 PM ...

An American Military Observer in Darfur interview by Becky Garrison
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>An interview with Brian Steidle, a former American military observer in Darfur and the subject of the documentary film and book <A href="http://www.thedevilcameonhorseback.com">The Dev ...

Daoud Kuttab: Good News for Palestinian Christians
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

the anti-Christ. And then 12 years later the same Pat Robertson was taking a photo opportunity with none other than ... Posted by: justintime | August 7, 2007 12:37 AM With a captive audience - millions of zoned out ... Posted by: Rick Nowlin | August 7, 2007 12:55 PM There -- you said it. And there's a reason ...