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

<P>You've heard about, or maybe experienced first hand, the change in pregnant women's thoughts. This was true for me, but I wasn't able to talk about it for months. ...

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

<P>In my post on Monday, <A title=http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/11/the-bush-administrations-curve.html href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/11/the-bush-administrations- ...

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

<P>Pat Robertson's endorsement of Rudy Giuliani for president is simply astonishing. Pat Robertson's endorsement of Rudy Giuliani for president is simply aston ...

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

but there are only 2,500 - most of them Greek Orthodox - living in the Gaza Strip among nearly 1.5 million Muslims, ...

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

but there are only 2,500 - most of them Greek Orthodox - living in the Gaza Strip among nearly 1.5 million Muslims, ...

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

but there are only 2,500 - most of them Greek Orthodox - living in the Gaza Strip among nearly 1.5 million Muslims, ...

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

<p><P>On Friday, Oct. 26, I was part of a small delegation of evangelical leaders who met with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. We were there to follow up the letter we sent to President Bush i ...

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 ...

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

<P>"Our best option is to leave Iraq immediately." This is not from a Democratic pundit or a Christian pacifist like myself. "Our best option is to leave ...

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

health insurance for more than 15 years, for my family of 4 it is close to $550 a month. Sorry ... That is $18,000 per year after you pay taxes on that income - 15% in FICA alone. So on a gross income for that family of $27,000 (minus that 15% FICA)... yeah, right. I guess they can lighten up on the video games ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

divinity is suspect. One extra before I retire One extra before I retire (it's 1:15 am here ...

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

<p>In <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/04/washington/04interrogate.html/">The New York Times story</a> about the administration's secret authorization of torture, one se ...

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

<p><P>I remember about eight years ago when then presidential candidate George W. Bush repeatedly claimed that he would restore honor to the presidency, soiled as it had been by our previous presid ...

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

know something is up when 15 students from Intervarsity Fellowship and Union Theological Seminary carry ... assistance, were 15 or 16 years old. Still legally children themselves. Hadn't finished High School, had ... assistance, were 15 or 16 years old. Still legally children themselves. Hadn't finished High School, had ...

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

Romans 15:13-13</strong></p> May the God of hope fill you ... - Romans 15:13-13 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail ... Spirit. - Romans 15:13-13 general ...

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

<P>How do we live out God's call to prophetic witness in an apathetic and disempowered society? How do we live out God's call to prophetic witness in an apathe ...

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

within 48 hours sent the bureau more than 15,000 e-mail messages urging it to scrap the policy. ...

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

in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition ... in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition ...

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

accepted (at Syria has so far accepted (at least) 1.5 million Iraqi refugees. ( CBS ) With 2 ... 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

people, and were arrested. Rightly so. My father has been in prison for 15 years for a crime he did ... 'My father has been in prison 'My father has been in prison for 15 years for a crime he did ... father has been in prison for 15 years for a crime he did not commit.' How did that ever happen ...

'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 ...

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

is spending $15 million in an ad campaign to justify the "surge", similar to the pressure brought ...

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

<p><P>Last week's announcement that the Bush administration is seeking to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organization is the latest drumbeat in an intensif ...

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

<p>I first heard about the <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/08/deanna-murshed-evangelicals-an.html">letter of the evangelical leaders</a> through an e-mail from ...

Deanna Murshed: Evangelicals and Israel
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

I've gotta admit, it hasn't been easy being a Christian Arab-American, much less in the evangelical church. I've gotta admit, it hasn't been easy being a Chris ...

Mitsuyoshi Toge: 'How Could I Ever Forget That Flash'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<i>Mitsuyoshi Toge, born in Hiroshima in 1917, was a Catholic and a poet. He was in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb was dropped on the city on August 6, 1945, when he was 24 years old. ...

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: CT on 'Bush's Heresy'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

2007 2:15 PM "Bush has also said that he believes Muslims will go to heaven, which ... 2007 2:15 PM "Bush has also said that he believes Muslims will go to heaven, which ...

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: CT on 'Bush's Heresy'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>For those who'll accuse me of Bush-bashing, the headline was Christianity Today's. Ted Olsen has an interesting <A title=http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2007/julyweb-only/129 ...

Jim Wallis: The Catholic Bishops Respond on Iraq
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

<P><A title=http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/07/jim-wallis-peace-cannot-simply.html href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/07/jim-wallis-peace-cannot-simply.html">A ...

Becky Garrison: A Palestinian Pastor Speaks
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>An interview with Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, general director, <a href="http://www.annadwa.org">The International Center of Bethlehem</a>; senior pastor, <a href="http://www.h ...