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A Great Bedtime Story
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

America took a quantum leap forward by electing Barack Obama the first ethnic minority president. America took a quantum leap forward by electing Barack Obama the first ethnic min ...

An Opportunity to Translate Religious Diversity into Global Stability
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Religious conflict is the great global challenge of the 21<sup>st</sup> century. America is the most religiously diverse country in the world and the most religiously devout nation in the West. ...

Post-racial? No, Not Yet -- So Let's Get to Work
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I shed tears last night as I stood with thousands in Chicago's Grant Park cheering our new President-elect Obama, contrasting that with crowds' hatred and bigotry I experiences more than 40 years a ...

I Am Barack Obama
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Whenever John McCain and Sarah Palin would ask: "Who is Barack Obama?" I would cringe. The implication to me was pretty clear. Obama is an outsider. Obama is not your typical American. ...

'A Black Man Would Never Be President'
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

When I was a kid I remember hearing and declaring that I could be anything I wanted to be, which included being the president of the United States. When I was a kid I remember hea ...

Fighting Tears as the Election Approaches
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I have been fighting tears for the past few days. And as Tuesday draws closer it becomes harder and harder to keep those tears at bay. I have been fighting tears for the past few ...

Listening to Those Who Sacrificed for the Right to Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I read with interest <a title="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=3130" href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=3130">Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove's post</a> on v ...

Everyone Is Called to Serve
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

How many of you love listening to people who are retired discuss their life achievements? How many of you love listening to people who are retired discuss their life achievements? ...

Fireproof Marriages?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I'd heard the buzz within Christians circles about the "number one inspirational film in America." Everything from "this movie shows what true faith really is" to "this movie wil ...

Listening to the Black Church Tradition on Voting and Hope
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In the black Baptist church where I worship every Sunday, it's no surprise that Republicans don't own the evangelical vote. In the black Baptist church where I worship e ...

Different but Equal?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Corinthians 14:31, Acts 2:17; 21:9); house church leaders (Romans 16:13-15, 40, 1 Corinthians 1:11, 1 ... Barnette pertaining to the translation of 1 Timothy 3:8-13 and Romans 16:1) "In 1611, King James ...

Letter to the Man Who Yelled at Me
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Dear Sir,</p> Dear Sir, I am writing you this letter after much internal debate to inform you of the many realizations that erupted within me after our very brief encoun ...

What New Monastics Can Learn from History (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2950">continued from part 1</a>] Out of a general respect for anyone who seeks to serve the inner city (I grew up in the housing project ...

Lewis and McCain: When Heroes Collide
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

John McCain is an American hero. In 1967, after his plane was shot down over Hanoi in Vietnam, an injured McCain parachuted into a lake. John McCain is an American hero. In 1967, ...

What New Monastics Can Learn from History (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

The settlement house movement is the foundation of public welfare in the United States. The settlement house movement is the foundation of public welfare in the United States. Beg ...

Egalitarians' Feminism Based on Scripture, Not Secular Ideals
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

For egalitarians, it is an appeal to scripture rather than liberal political thought (as <a href="http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2008/june/28.41.html">Sarah Sumner suggested in <em>C ...

A Generational Thing?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Good stuff from both of you, <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2689">Ryan</a> and <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2682">Jimmy</a>! ...

Injustice is Not Categorical
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Near the Vatican in October 2001, Janice Sevre-Duszynska and fellow advocates hung a banner calling in seven different languages for the ordination of women. Almost seven years later, the fruit of tha ...

Will Christians Lead or Follow on Questions of Diversity?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Even as I was reporting <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2647">Bart Campolo's challenging questions on cross-cultural community</a> last week, I had the beginnings o ...

Cross-Cultural Intimacy Isn't 'Unrealistic' - It's My Reality
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>My mother is an immigrant from Korea who has worked as a janitor in a hospital and waitress in a Korean restaurant. My father is a white guy from a small town in Tennessee who has been a soldier and d ...

Bart Campolo's Tough Questions on Cross-Cultural Community
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Bart Campolo gave me a call recently about our ongoing <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/new-monastics-and-race">blog conversation on New Monastics and race</a>. ...

Holy Boldness by Biblical Women
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2347">Last week I celebrated the political prominence women enjoy today</a> as a direct extension of the gains earned for women by early ...

The Legacy of Wartime Slurs
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I thought our culture had no more use for wartime curses. Granted, my sophisticated analysis is nothing more than noticing if people are calling <em>me</em> any names, until I realized ...

SBC-Controlled Bookstores Remove Magazine With Women Pastors on Cover
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Just recently, more than <a href="http://blog.christianitytoday.com/ctpolitics/2008/09/magazines_with.html">100 bookstores controlled by the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) removed t ...

Standing on the Shoulders of Women Leaders
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Regardless of your political affiliation or inclinations, the presidential campaign this year has been one of "firsts" for women. Regardless of your political affiliatio ...

Obama Hung in Effigy at Christian College
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

This is hard to read. Hard to swallow. Hard to understand ... This is hard to read. Hard to swallow. Hard to understand ... especially when it happens at a Christian universit ...

Lakeview Terrace: Somewhat Thoughtful Thriller
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>The number one film at the U.S. box office this past weekend was Lakeview Terrace, Neil La Bute's somewhat thoughtful thriller in which an LAPD officer harasses his new neighbors; the cop is blac ...

My Struggle with New Monasticism
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

[<a title="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/new-monastics-and-race" href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/new-monastics-and-race">Read all posts in this conversation on New Monastics and race.</a ...

Hispanic Heritage Month, Immigration, and the Presidency
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

authority (Romans 13) and welcome, love, and treat the stranger with dignity (Matthew 25:35, Deuteronomy 10:19, Exodus 22:21, Hebrews 13:2). What, then, is the call of Christians in regard to speaking ...

In the Band without Leading It
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

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The New Monastics and Mosaic Leadership: Otra Voz
Originally Posted: 02/11/2013 - 2:15pm | Type: Blog

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Dealing With Rejection
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

they got started, she sent 12-year-old Heather across the street to fetch 13-year-old Jasmine, who has been ...

My Summer with Daddy King (Interview: Part 3)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

[continued from <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/09/my-summer-with-daddy-king-part.html">part 1</a> and <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/09 ...

Called or Drawn to 'The Abandoned Places of Empire'?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

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New Monastics and White Privilege
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

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My Summer with Daddy King (Interview: Part 2)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/09/my-summer-with-daddy-king-part.html">continued from part 1</a>]</p> [ continued from part 1 ...

Delegate Diversity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

on the first big night of activity in St. Paul. While 13 percent of the Republican delegates ...

Letting Reconciliation's Challenge Change Us
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

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More Baby Steps as We Crawl Toward Reconciliation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

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Baby Steps as We Crawl Toward Reconciliation
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

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An Historic Speech
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

(Jeremiah-17-5-13)(Hebrews-12-25-29)God said, if My People will turn from their evils ways and evil doings, I will heal your land._The ...

Reconciliation's Challenge for New Monastic Communities
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

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The Democratic Nomination's Historic Significance
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 11:07am | Type: Blog

I have been watching the Democratic National Convention this week, and I think when Barack Obama gives his acceptance speech tonight it is going to be an important historic moment. ...

Invisible Evangelicals' Insight on the Common Good
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Evangelical women and minorities, it seems, exist on the muted margins of political discourse in America. Evangelical women and minorities, it seems, exist on the muted margins of ...

Race at the Olympics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I can't go anywhere these days without hearing about the Olympics ("Michael Phelps this, Michael Phelps that." Thank God my friend finally told me who Michael Phelps is). ...

Will an Apology for Slavery Lead to Real Repentance?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

On July 29, 2008, history was made in the United States House of Representatives &ndash; well, kinda. On July 29, 2008, history was made in the United States House of Represen ...

A Bias Against Sunday Segregation
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

American churches are still segregated, and it is the way most of us&mdash;regardless of our race&mdash;would like to keep it. American churches are still segregated, and ...

A Sequel to the 1968 Olympics 'Salute' Story
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Jarrod McKenna's <a title="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/08/the-olympics-human-rights-and.html" href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/08/the-olympics-h ...

A Sequel to the 1968 Olympics 'Salute' Story
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Jarrod McKenna's <a title="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/08/the-olympics-human-rights-and.html" href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/08/the-olympics-h ...

The Olympics, Human Rights, and Holy Mischief
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>"God Is Love," inscribed on the tracksuit of the athlete who would become the second-fastest man alive, is what first caught the attention of Australian Olympic official Ray Weinberg in the ...