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Ron Sider: A Biblically Balanced Agenda

by Administrator 09-27-2006

The consensus evangelical document (For the Health of the Nation: AnEvangelical Call to Civic Responsibility) says that "faithful evangelical civic engagement must champion a biblically [...]

Verse of the Day: 'Wisdom from above'

by Administrator 09-27-2006

The wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make peace.

- James 3:17-18

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Voice of the Day: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

by Administrator 09-26-2006

Every Christian community must know that not only do the weak need the strong, but also that the strong cannot exist without the weak. The elimination of the weak is the death of the community.

- Dietrich Bonhoeffer


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Verse of the Day: 'Justice for all who are oppressed'

by Administrator 09-26-2006

The Lord works vindication
and justice for all who are oppressed.

- Psalms 103:6

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Verse of the Day: 'Wisdom is better than might'

by Administrator 09-25-2006

So I said, "Wisdom is better than might; yet the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heeded." The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouting of a ruler among fools. Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one bungler destroys much good.

- Ecclesiastes 9:16-18

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Voice of the Day: Ron Sider

by Administrator 09-25-2006

When Christian leaders go to government to call for sweeping structural change, we have more integrity and power when we can say: "We are part of Christian communities that are already beginning to live out what we are calling you to legislate." Our call for costly changes in foreign policy toward the Two-Thirds World designed to implement greater global economic justice has integrity only if we are a part of Christian congregations that [...]

Verse of the Day: 'Blessed are...'

by Administrator 09-22-2006

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of [...]

Video: Jim Wallis on the CBS Evening News

by Administrator 09-22-2006

Voice of the Day: Joan Chittister

by Administrator 09-22-2006

Nobody finds time for prayer. You either take time for it or you don't get it.

- Joan Chittister

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Verse of the Day: 'The only thing that counts'

by Administrator 09-21-2006

The only thing that counts is faith working through love.

- Galatians 5:6b


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Voice of the Day: Thomas Merton

by Administrator 09-21-2006

For every gain in deep certitude there is a corresponding growth of superficial "doubt." This doubt is by no means opposed to genuine faith, but it mercilessly examines and questions the spurious "faith" of everyday life, the human faith which is nothing but the passive acceptance of conventional opinion.

- Thomas Merton, in New Seeds of Contemplation

Voice of the Day: Myles Horton

by Administrator 09-20-2006

If people have a position on something and you try to argue them into changing it, you're going to strengthen that position. If you want to change people's ideas, you shouldn't try to convince them intellectually. What you need to do is get them into a situation where they'll have to act on ideas, not argue about them.

- Myles Horton

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Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

by Administrator 09-20-2006

United Nations. "The intensifying war of words between Iran and the United States reached the floor of the United Nations last night when the Iranian president accused America and Britain of violating international law."

Global poverty. "Over two-thirds of the world's 50 poorest countries are experiencing increases in extreme poverty."

Religion. "Evangelical Christianity, born in England and nurtured in the [...]

Verse of the Day: Love in action

by Administrator 09-19-2006

We know that we have passed from death to life because we love one another. Whoever does not love abides in death. All who hate a brother or sister are murderers, and you know that murderers do not have eternal life abiding in them. We know love by this, that [Jesus] laid down his life for us-and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. How does God's love abide in anyone who has the world's goods and sees a brother or sister in [...]

Voice of the Day: Dorothy Day

by Administrator 09-19-2006

We cannot love God unless we love each other, and to love we must know each other. We know [God] in the breaking of bread, and we are not alone any more. Heaven is a banquet and life is a banquet, too, even with a crust, where there is companionship.

- Dorothy Day

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Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

by Administrator 09-19-2006

Bush at the UN. On Darfur, "Mr. Bush urged Sudanese leaders to approve a peacekeeping force there to end what his administration has called genocide."

Red Letter Christians. Sojourners/Call to Renewal launched "Red Letter Christians," a group of progressive Christian communicators broadening the discussion of "moral values."

Faith Based Initiative. "The Bush administration's faith-based initiative is reaching only a [...]

Voice of the Day: Martin Luther King Jr.

by Administrator 09-18-2006

The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state, and never its tool. If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority.

- Martin Luther King Jr., from The Strength to [...]

Verse of the Day: 'Do justice'

by Administrator 09-18-2006

[God] has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

- Micah 6:8

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Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

by Administrator 09-18-2006

Darfur. "A global day of action is held calling for peace in Darfur... Activists rallied in several major cities, calling on Sudan to allow UN peacekeepers into Darfur, where tens of thousands of people have been killed."

Interrogation. "President Bush's national security adviser signaled on Sunday that he was seeking a compromise with the Republican senators who are rebelling against the administration's proposal to explicitly permit [...]