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Audio Interview: Alice Walker on 'Eating Oranges in the Astrodome'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

your Father will not forgive your sins. Matthew 6:14-15 Second Harvest New Orleans ... your Father will not forgive your sins. Matthew 6:14-15 Second Harvest New Orleans ...

Brian McLaren: The Need for a New Rhetoric
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

(I'm a mainstream Protestant)has grown weary listening to conservatives bash liberals for the last 15 ...

Duane Shank: What is Sojourners?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

The news coverage of our <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=action.P07&amp;item=pentecost07_candidates_forum">candidates forum</a> was a good chance to see how Sojourners i ...

Suzan Johnson Cook: What's the Responsibility of Black Leadership?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

29:15) to sharpen our children. Whether this means spanking or not, the message is the trade-off between ... and reproof (e.g. Proverbs 29:15) to sharpen our children. Whether this means spanking or not, the message ...

Video: Candidates Forum - Full Content
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

and the show could have shown the first 15 minutes or highlights and the reast on the web. 15 minutes per ... shown the first 15 minutes or highlights and the reast on the web. 15 minutes per candidate ...

Philip Rizk: Will Na'el Walk On His Own?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>I spent this morning with the Sisters of Charity at their shelter for disabled children in downtown Gaza City.</p> I spent this morning with the Sisters of Charit ...

What the Candidates Forum Could Have Been
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>OK. I've got to admit it - being a part of the panel to <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=action.P07&amp;item=pentecost07_candidates_forum">ask candidates for the ...

Joel Hunter: What the Candidates Forum Could Have Been
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p> OK. I've got to admit it - being a part of the panel to ask candidates for the presidency of the United States about their faith and moral values was just pla ...

Jim Wallis: Politics Isn't Working
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

Legislation for comprehensive immigration reform collapsed in the U.S. Senate yesterday as an effort to move to a final vote was defeated, leaving the future in serious doubt. L ...

Video: Vote Out Poverty March and Rally
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

Why limit the issue to Why limit the issue to "extreme" poverty? What is needed is a more just and egalitarian society. Capitalism in general is at odds with the Christian faith, we need to see major changes in the United St ...

Video: Highlights from Candidates Forum
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5BWQhZBh6U">Watch it:</a></p> Watch it: Well done, Jimbo! And boy, Well done, Jimbo! An ...

Transcript: Presidential Forum on Faith, Values, and Poverty
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

Here's <a href="http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0706/04/sitroom.03.html">the transcript from last night's candidates forum with John Edwards, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama. ...

Video: Pentecost 2007 Justice Revival!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

From day one of the <a href="http://www.sojo.net/pentecost">Pentecost 2007: Taking the Vision to the Streets</a> conference - Derek Webb, Rev. From day one o ...

Erika Fox: Why I'm at Pentecost
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

Over the course of the past year, especially this semester, I have been thinking a lot about what it means to live out justice and to be an activist. Over the course of the past y ...

Brian McLaren: Correcting Media Myopia
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

how Wolverine---I know how conservatism works too---I lived it for 15 of my adult years. I am ...

Pete Seeger and the U2charist
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

of seeds (See Matthew 13:3-23, Mark 4:2-20, and Luke 8:4-15), who used his banjo as his tool to sow ...

Voice of the Day: James C. Fenhagen
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

The biblical use of the word "righteousness" is the moral equivalent of what we mean when we speak of holiness. The biblical use of the word "righteousness" is ...

Verse of the Day: The Righteous and the Wicked
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

The righteous know the rights of the poor; the wicked have no such understanding.</p> <p>- Proverbs 29:7-7</p> The righteous know the rights of the poor; the wic ...

Voice of the Day: Norman Wirzba
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

Christ is the true philosopher because he embodies in his ministry the welcoming and caring reception of others so that they might more fully be the beings they are meant to be. C ...

Voice of the Day: Thomas Merton
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

Religious silence is silence that is undertaken as an act of worship. Whether I hear God or not makes no difference.</p> Religious silence is silence that is undertaken as a ...

Verse of the Day: Lies of False Prophets
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

The word of the Lord came to me: Mortal, say to it: You are a land that is not cleansed, not rained upon in the day of indignation. The word of the Lord came to me: Mortal, say to ...

Verse of the Day: Righteousness
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

For the righteous will never be moved; they will be remembered forever. They are not afraid of evil tidings; their hearts are firm, secure in the Lord. For the righteous will neve ...

Voice of the Day: Joan Chittister
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

Why do people think the spiritual life demands withdrawal drom the ordinary? Because they've been taught, at least by implication, that the physical is a block to the spiritual. ...

Verse of the Day: Fear the Lord
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

You shall not defraud your neighbor; you shall not steal; and you shall not keep for yourself the wages of a laborer until morning. You shall not defraud your neighbor; you shall ...

The Lord enters into judgment
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

the face of the poor? says the Lord God of hosts. - Isaiah 3:14-15 + Sign up to receive our ...

Voice of the Day: Joan Chittister
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

We are not disembodied spirits. God apparently values the material enough to endow it with the spiritual. That's what the Incarnation is all about. We are not disembodied spi ...

Verse of the Day: "Rise up, O Lord!"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

For the needy shall not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the poor perish forever. Rise up, O Lord! Do not let mortals prevail; let the nations be judged before you. For the ne ...

Verse of the Day: "Rise up, O Lord!"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

For the needy shall not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the poor perish forever. Rise up, O Lord! Do not let mortals prevail; let the nations be judged before you. For the ne ...

Voice of the Day: Richard Foster
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

We fear so deeply what we think other people see in us, so we talk in order to straighten out their understanding. ... We fear so deeply what we think other people see in us, so w ...

Verse of the Day: Blessed are the Poor
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. Blesse ...

Video: Jim Wallis Announces Candidates Forum on Larry King
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrbm_d944mc">Watch it:</a></p> Watch it: This forum will be taking place at our Pentecost 20 ...

Voice of the Day: Pat Peterson on Baptism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

I have glimpsed intimations of baptism being fulfilled in a multitude of unexpected reminders: laughing with the inner-city children I taught as we spashed in the gushing water of a fire hydrant on ...

Verse of the Day: The Woman with the Alabaster Jar
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

While he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at the table, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very costly ointment of nard, and she broke open the jar and poured the ointme ...

Brian McLaren: My Questions for the Democratic Candidates
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

<em>As </em><a href="http://www.beliefnet.com/blogs/godspolitics/2007/05/jim-wallis-ask-candidates.html"><em>Jim Wallis announced last week</em></a><em>, we& ...

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

in training we learned that 15% of all children pulled by Child protective services were separated for sexual ... in training we learned that 15% of all children pulled by Child protective services were separated for sexual ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...