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Murder, Inc.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>The Bush administration wants Congress to sign off on an administration-negotiated trade agreement with Colombia, alleging that to do otherwise is, as <A title=http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0207 ...

A Slippery Church-State Slope
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In the 2008 election, "change" has emerged as the new catch-all buzzword. I reported on the God's Politics blog a few of the <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspoli ...

A Mosaic Revival: High-Definition Election 2008 Part II
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>This is part two of <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/02/election-2008-in-highdefinitio.html">my reflections concerning Election 2008</a> and Generation X, Y, ...

Election 2008 in High-Definition: Beyond Black and White
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

accounts, Latinos are the nation's fastest growing minority group. About 15 percent of the U.S. ... be reduced to: sex, sex, sex, taxes, sex, sex, sex..." Posted by: I and I | February 15, 2008 ...

A Misnomer Becomes a Movement
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Tuesday night, I spoke at the historic Park Street Church in Boston, where the second Great Awakening evangelist Charles Finney preached in 1831, calling people to faith in Jesus Christ and then to ...

Shaming China's Genocide Games
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P><A title=http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/24/opinion/24kristof.html?_r=1&amp;ref=opinion&amp;oref=slogin href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/24/opinion/24kristof.html?_r=1& ...

A Warning to Comment Meanies (by Ryan Rodrick Beiler, et al)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P> <P>...I pledged to stay away from this site for a couple of weeks to see if the discussion could possibly turn more civil and not be dominated by one person. Since I had a half hour to ...

Twenty-Something Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

15 points in just two years. This doesn't mean young evangelicals are automatically becoming ...

Pomp and People Power
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Sunday morning a week ago I preached at the beautiful Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, California. Their service blends the best of the Anglo/Catholic Episcopal tradition with the creative S ...

A Mormon on a Weather Vane
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

almost 15 years ago. People called him Billy Jack, and I think he was located in the Dallas Ft Worth ...

With Romney Out, Will Coulter Campaign for Clinton?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

(Note: This post was updated on February 7, 2008, at 1:35 p.m. (Note: This post was updated on February 7, 2008, at 1:35 p.m. following Mitt Romney's decision to suspend hi ...

A New Baptist Unity for Social Justice
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>At last week's New Baptist Unity Conference in Atlanta, an estimated 20,000 Baptists spanning the moderate to progressive spectrum gathered for three days of worship, fellowship, and training. ...

Super Tuesday Liveblog: Whose Voice Counts?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Looking for parallels to the Dobson versus conservative evangelical rank-and-file phenomenon, I'm struck by the Democratic vote in Massachusetts. Despite endorsements from Sens. ...

Super Tuesday Liveblog: The Bible Belt Speaks
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Interesting exit poll results from five southern "Bible-belt" states. Of those who identify as "Born-again or evangelical Christians," Mike Huckabee won their votes. ...

Super Tuesday Liveblog: What Will (or Won't) Dobson Do?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Back in October, Diana Butler Bass asked on this blog, <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/10/what-will-dobson-do-by-diana-b.html">"What Will Dobson Do?"</A> Ba ...

Super Tuesday Liveblog: What Will (or Won't) Dobson Do?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Back in October, Diana Butler Bass asked on this blog, <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/10/what-will-dobson-do-by-diana-b.html">"What Will Dobson Do?"</A> Ba ...

Super Tuesday Liveblog: What Will (or Won't) Dobson Do?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Back in October, Diana Butler Bass asked on this blog, <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/10/what-will-dobson-do-by-diana-b.html">"What Will Dobson Do?"</A> Ba ...

Beyond Super Tuesday
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>There's something in the air: Super Tuesday. I haven't seen as much interest around a primary election in a long time. There's something in the air: Su ...

Crazy Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>On this Super Tuesday, there will no doubt be a lot of discussion (again) about the role of religion On this Super Tuesday, there will no doubt be a lot of discussio ...

American Gangster, Jim Wallis
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Snapshots from the road: Portland, Oregon.Last week we began the national 20-city book tour for The Great Awakening in Portland, Oregon, at a majestic old venue called the Bagdad theater. It& ...

The Millennials Are Waking Up
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>During the 2004 election cycle, I was bombarded repeatedly with messages about how young voters had failed to be involved in the electoral process. My generation-the Millennials-was failing t ...

Born Again Voters Up for Grabs
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

62%-85% of Evangelical voters selected the Republican candidate. This leaves, at the most, 15% - 38% ... 62%-85% of Evangelical voters selected the Republican candidate. This leaves, at the most, 15% - 38% ...

Keeping Up With Our Elders
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Because I was born in 1963, I qualify as a bottom-of-the-barrel "baby boomer" (a person born between 1946 and 1964). Because I was born in 1963, I qualify a ...

A Dose of Inaugurated Eschatology
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

you want Deuteronomy 15:11 There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you ... That little tidbit will cost the taxpayer 1.5 billion dollars. And will likely do nothing of any ... that have been spent. Job Corps serves around 65,000 people. With a 1.5 Billion dollar budget, ...

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

<P>This post is drawn from a message I sent to our staff at Sojourners, thanking them for their hard work and support as I begin the exhausting pace of <em>The Great Awakening </em>book tour. ...

The New Monastic Conspirators
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Discover what God is doing through a new generation of risk-takers, innovators, and prophets at <A href="http://thenewconspirators.wordpress.com">The New Conspirators</A> ...

Here We Go Again
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>I'm on a plane to Portland, Oregon, to begin the West Coast swing of <I>The Great Awakening</I> book tour that will also take us to Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego& ...

Well Done, Thou Good and Faithful Servants
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>John Edwards ended his campaign this afternoon at the same place he started it and with the same theme-ending poverty as a moral imperative. In the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Edwards said that he was ...

Video: The Inspiration Behind "The Great Awakening"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p> Learn more about <a href="http://www.sojo.net/greatawakening">The Great Awakening at www.sojo.net/greatawakening</a>. There you'll find <a href="http://www.sojo.net ...

Video: The Inspiration Behind "The Great Awakening"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p> Learn more about <a href="http://www.sojo.net/greatawakening">The Great Awakening at www.sojo.net/greatawakening</a>. There you'll find <a href="http://www.sojo.net ...

Video: The Moral State of the Union
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Tonight, President Bush delivers his 7th State of the Union address. We are certain to hear about the President's plan for stimulating the economy.</p> Tonight, Pre ...

Text: The Moral State of the Union
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>I'm Jim Wallis, of Sojourners and author of <EM>The Great Awakening</EM>. I'm Jim Wallis, of Sojourners and author of The Great Awakening . A ...

The Truth About Obama's Faith
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Everyday there seems to be some new outrageous charge leveled at Barack Obama. One of the most pernicious is that he is a Muslim who is dishonestly masquerading as a Christian. ...

The Truth About Obama's Faith
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Everyday there seems to be some new outrageous charge leveled at Barack Obama. One of the most pernicious is that he is a Muslim who is dishonestly masquerading as a Christian. ...

What Do Evangelicals Want? (Jim Wallis)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>On Wednesday, Sojourners and Beliefnet, in collaboration with the National Association of Evangelicals Christian Student Leadership Conference, hosted a panel discussion on <A href="http://www ...

Race, Religion, and the Election
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>The New Year began with bang. When it comes to presidential politics, we certainly saw some new beginnings. Sen. The New Year began with bang. When it comes to presid ...

Signs of Real Hope for Social Change
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

of the world; The 1.5 million Palestinians in Gaza [2,000 are Christian] who live in the largest open air ... to deliver water filters and food staples to the least and oppressed people of the world; The 1.5 million ...

The Limits of Pollsters, Pundits and, Yes, Politics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>This early primary election season has clearly demonstrated the limits of the pollster's predictions, the pundit's prognostications, and the ability of politics to really address our deepest ...

Video: Jim Wallis on "A Daily Show with Jon Stewart"
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Jim talks about the new movements in faith and politics described in his latest book, <a href="http://www.sojo.net/thegreatawakening"><em>The Great Awakening</em></a>.</p&g ...

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

forbears, European Our own forbears, European Christians, beginning with Columbus in the 15th century ... brutal inhumane attacks on more than 1.5 million Palestinians already denied food, clean water, ...

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

the original source was--Jesus! Posted by: gaborikfan | Posted by: gaborikfan | January 15, 2008 11:49 ... 15:26' 16:8 and 16:13-14. Jesus calls Him the Holy Spirit (pneuma)and then uses the pronoun ... is key is what Jesus taught referring to the Holy Spirit and gender in John 14:26, 15:26' 16:8 ...

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

<P>The upcoming primary in South Carolina will be critical for both the Democrats and the Republicans, say the media pundits. And South Carolina is full of evangelicals, they also say. ...

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 ...