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Voice of the Day: Henri J.M. Nouwen
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

In our chatty world, in which the word has lost its power to communicate, silence helps us to keep our mind and heart anchored in the future world and allows us to speak from there a creative and r ...

Verse of the Day: Being 'Lawful'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

One sabbath while Jesus was going through the grainfields, his disciples plucked some heads of grain, rubbed them in their hands, and ate them. One sabbath while Jesus was going t ...

Verse of the Day: Being 'Lawful'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

One sabbath while Jesus was going through the grainfields, his disciples plucked some heads of grain, rubbed them in their hands, and ate them. One sabbath while Jesus was going t ...

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: The Mother's Day Manifesto
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>As we have in various ways over the years, it is incumbent upon us here at Sojourners/Call to Renewal to remind our readers of the history behind the Mother's Day holiday. For while honoring one& ...

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: The Mother's Day Manifesto
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>As we have in various ways over the years, it is incumbent upon us here at Sojourners/Call to Renewal to remind our readers of the history behind the Mother's Day holiday. For while honoring one& ...

Voice of the Day: Jesus and Children
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Jesus chose to be around small children a number of times in his ministry, often over the objections of his disciples. Jesus chose to be around small children a number of times in ...

Verse of the Day: One Thing Lacking
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

A certain ruler asked him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. A cert ...

Verse of the Day: Deliverance and Blessing
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

When the ear heard, it commended me, and when the eye saw, it approved; because I delivered the poor who cried, and the orphan who had no helper. When the ear heard, it commended ...

Voice of the Day: Howard Thurman
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

All travelers, somewhere along the way, find it necessary to check their course, to see how they are doing. All travelers, somewhere along the way, find it necessary to check thei ...

Jim Wallis: Sam Brownback Says 'The Poor Will Save Our Souls'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Sen. Sam Brownback and I don't see eye-to-eye on every issue or policy, but he's been a faithful ally in our efforts to forge a grand alliance of conservatives and liberals to fight poverty ...

Jim Wallis: Sam Brownback Says 'The Poor Will Save Our Souls'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Sen. Sam Brownback and I don't see eye-to-eye on every issue or policy, but he's been a faithful ally in our efforts to forge a grand alliance of conservatives and liberals to fight poverty ...

Verse of the Day: Be Kind to the Poor
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and will be repaid in full.</p> <p>- Proverbs 19:17</p> </p> Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, ...

Voice of the Day: Morton T. Kelsey
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Silence, for many people, allows the soul to grow and develop in its spiritual dimension. In fact, the more one finds the reality of silence, the more significant it becomes. Sile ...

Video: Jim Wallis on Jesus and Lou Dobbs
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

that is both reasonable and humane. TLB If you think we can force Mexico to repatriate 10 to 12 million ... to repatriate 10 to 12 million people you live in a dream world. If you call that a "Christian" ...

Verse of the Day: Loving Your Neighbors
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resides w ...

Voice of the Day: Madeleine L'Engle
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

If our usual response to an annoying situation is a curse, we're likely to meet emergencies with a curse. If our usual response to an annoying situation is a curse, we'r ...

Voice of the Day: Madeleine L'Engle
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

If our usual response to an annoying situation is a curse, we're likely to meet emergencies with a curse. If our usual response to an annoying situation is a curse, we'r ...

Voice of the Day: Kenneth Gottman
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

The rhythm of life for a kingdom dweller puts chronos in service of kairos, the cyclical in service of the directional, the calendar in service of the kingdom. ... The rhythm of l ...

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: Mugabe Threatens Zimbabwe's Bishops
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Covering the Daily Digest while Duane Shank is taking a much-deserved long weekend, I read this chilling report of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's threats against the Catholic bishops in his c ...

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: Mugabe Threatens Zimbabwe's Bishops
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Covering the Daily Digest while Duane Shank is taking a much-deserved long weekend, I read this chilling report of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's threats against the Catholic bishops in his c ...

Jim Wallis: Two Pieces on Poverty
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

There are two pieces on poverty from today's <em>Washington Post</em> that are worth reading and discussing. The first is by one of my favorite columnists, E.J. T ...

Voice of the Day: Gordon Cosby
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Therefore, somehow, we have to learn to get our satisfaction and our joy in faithfulness and in our intimate relationship with Christ. Therefore, somehow, we have to learn to get ...

Verse of the Day: One Body
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

slaves or free- and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. - 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 + Sign up ...

Voice of the Day: Brother Roger of Taize
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Living God, you want us to have hearts that are completely simple, to the point that the complicated things in life do not bring us to a halt. Living God, you want us to have hear ...

Bob Francis: Second Commandment Republicans
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

<a title="http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1599708,00.html" href="http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1599708,00.html"><em>Time</em>'s Jo ...

Verse of the Day: "Ministry to the Saints"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

At present, however, I am going to Jerusalem in a ministry to the saints; for Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to share their resources with the poor among the saints at Jerusalem. ...

Verse of the Day: "Ministry to the Saints"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

At present, however, I am going to Jerusalem in a ministry to the saints; for Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to share their resources with the poor among the saints at Jerusalem. ...

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: Tell Us the Mission
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Four years after George W. Four years after George W. Bush landed on an aircraft carrier and declared victory in Iraq in front of a banner that said, "Mission Accomplished,&q ...

Voice of the Day: Joan Chittister
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

If I cannot listen to all of life, then any part that I do hear will be only partial or distorted. If I cannot listen to all of life, then any part that I do hear will be only par ...

Verse of the Day: Unjust Authorities
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Ah, you who make iniquitous decrees, who write oppressive statutes, to turn aside the needy from justice and to rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be your spoil, and that you ...

There Are None So Blind...
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Three factors that are invisible to market fundamentalists. Three factors that are invisi ...

Decoding the Lingo
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Trade technocrats try to hide behind a veil of boring, but you can get beyond the jargon. ...

Not Just Heavenly, It's Divine
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

candidates won 12. DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP is critical for Kuapa Kokoo because, among other reasons, ...

What Would Yeshua Wear?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger A Bethlehem factory produces fair trade clothing by unionizing workers. American business ...

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Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 9:47am | Type: Product

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Voice of the Day: Elizabeth O'Connor
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

It is not what happens to us in any day that gives content to our lives, but whether or not we let its experience sink into us. ... It is one of the highest powers given to anyone. ...

Voice of the Day: Elizabeth O'Connor
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

It is not what happens to us in any day that gives content to our lives, but whether or not we let its experience sink into us. ... It is one of the highest powers given to anyone. ...

Bob Francis: Can You Help Me Find the Free and Independent Press?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

and that from the reports I hear it is virtually absent in the US. In Britain some 12 years ago, BBC ... at step 4 of the AA programme ( http://www.recovery.org/aa/misc/12steps.html ): [We] "made ... know who are receiving God's healing through 12-step programmes. Wouldn't it be real ...

Verse of the Day: Lukewarm Works
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

I know your works; you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were either cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am about to spit you out of my mouth. ...

Voice of the Day: Water
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Water ... has an enormous range of meanings for us as human beings. Our bodies are mostly water, and our thirst reminds us to replenish that water. Water ... has an enormous range ...

Verse of the Day: "The Lord is Their Refuge"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread, and do not call upon the Lord? There they shall be in great terror, for God is with the company of the righteous. ...

Verse of the Day: "The Lord is Their Refuge"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread, and do not call upon the Lord? There they shall be in great terror, for God is with the company of the righteous. ...

Voice of the Day: Eugene H. Peterson
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Be still and know. Civilization is littered with unsolved problems, baffling impasses. The best minds of the world are at the end of their tether. Be still and know. Civilizatio ...

Voice of the Day: Frederick D Haynes III
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated as the Dreamer. He was more than a dreamer, however; he was a visionary who drum-majored a liberation parade that challenged and changed the status quo. ...

Verse of the Day: Turning Against the Needy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Surely one does not turn against the needy, when in disaster they cry for help. Did I not weep for those whose day was hard? Was not my soul grieved for the poor? Surely one does ...

Verse of the Day: Good and Bad Fruit
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

No good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit; for each tree is known by its own fruit. Figs are not gathered from thorns, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. ...

Voice of the Day: Naim Ateek
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

It is part of the genius of the Bible that it preserved a record both of the good and of the bad.</p> <p>- Naim Ateek</p> It is part of the genius of the Bible t ...

Senator Tim Mathern: Red State Passes Peace Resolution
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>I've been told that some Americans can't find North Dakota on the map. We can be considered backward (like some of the folks in the movie Fargo), which is untrue. Our state legislature recen ...

Voice of the Day: James Baldwin
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Time catches up with kingdoms and crushes them, gets its teeth into doctrines and rends them; time reveals the foundations on which any kingdom rests, and eats at those foundations, and it destroys ...

Verse of the Day: 'The spoil of the poor'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

The Lord rises to argue his case; he stands to judge the peoples. The Lord rises to argue his case; he stands to judge the peoples. The Lord enters into judgment with the elders a ...