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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 ...

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

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For just as the body is one and has many member ...

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

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

in material things. - Romans 15:25-27 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via ...

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

in material things. - Romans 15:25-27 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via ...

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 ...

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

<p><a href="http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/btw/watch.html"></a>Bill Moyers Journal aired a great program Wednesday night called "<a href="http://www.pbs.org/moyers/j ...

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

3:15-17 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail I really wish ...

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 face of the poor? says the Lord God of hosts. - Isaiah 3:13-15 + Sign up to receive our ...

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

the face of the poor? says the Lord God of hosts. - Isaiah 3:13-15 + Sign up to receive our ...

Verse of the Day: "Speak Out For Those Who Cannot Speak"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute. Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy. </p> <p>- Proverbs 31:8-9</p> ...

Verse of the Day: "Speak Out For Those Who Cannot Speak"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute. Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy. </p> <p>- Proverbs 31:8-9</p> ...

Verse of the Day: "Speak Out For Those Who Cannot Speak"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute. Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy. </p> <p>- Proverbs 31:8-9</p> ...

Verse of the Day: "Speak Out For Those Who Cannot Speak"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute. Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy. </p> <p>- Proverbs 31:8-9</p> ...

Verse of the Day: "Speak Out For Those Who Cannot Speak"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute. Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy. </p> <p>- Proverbs 31:8-9</p> ...

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

We can make the power of those who exploit us irrelevant... Choose to know the truth about global struggles, and live in a way that supports a just alternative.</p> We can m ...

Verse of the Day: Calling out to God
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Preserve my life, for I am devoted to you; save your servant who trusts in you. Incline your ear, O Lord, and ans ...

Verse of the Day: "Here I Am"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry for help, and he will say, Here I am. Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry for help, and he wi ...

Verse of the Day: "Here I Am"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry for help, and he will say, Here I am. Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry for help, and he wi ...

Verse of the Day: "Here I Am"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry for help, and he will say, Here I am. Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry for help, and he wi ...

Brian McLaren: Sorrow Can Make Us Better, Not Bitter
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

they feel every second of every day, when 15 bodies pop up here, or 30 die in a suicide bombing there. ... to protect our soceity? I can hit the center hole of a 45 record at 15 paces, if I were being threatened ...

Voice of the Day: Fred Rogers on grieving
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Confronting our feelings and giving them appropriate expression always takes strength, not weakness. Confronting our feelings and giving them appropriate expression always takes s ...

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

For the Lord will comfort Zion; he will comfort all her waste places, and will make her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgi ...

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

For the Lord will comfort Zion; he will comfort all her waste places, and will make her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgi ...

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

For the Lord will comfort Zion; he will comfort all her waste places, and will make her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgi ...

Video: Tony Campolo on Jesus and Taxes
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

life does not consist in the abundance of his or her possessions (see Luke 12:15). What counts above ... 1-5% of persons engaging in homosexuality or a 60% divorce rate, inside and outside of the church. ... life does not consist in the abundance of his or her possessions (see Luke 12:15). What counts above ...

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

Enough of phrases and conceits and metaphors!<br />I want burning, burning... <p>Light up a fire of love in thy soul,Burn all thought and expression away!</p> <p>- Jelalludin Rumi</p ...

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

A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. ...

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

See, a king will reign in righteousness, and princes will rule with justice. See, a king will reign in righteousness, and princes will rule with justice. Each will be like a hidin ...

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

Prayer leads you to see new paths and to hear new melodies in the air. Prayer leads you to see new paths and to hear new melodies in the air. Prayer is the breath of your life whi ...

Verse of the Day: Offering Out of Abundance
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

[Jesus] looked up and saw rich people putting their gifts into the treasury; he also saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. [Jesus] looked up and saw rich people putting ...

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

Where are the gentle spirits and the prayerful souls among our leaders? Where are the gentle spirits and the prayerful souls among our leaders? When will we trust the qualificatio ...