Timothy McMahan King is the author of the forthcoming book Addiction Nation: What the Opioid Crisis Reveals About Us, available June 11 from Herald Press.
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'God is Watching' the Budget Debate in Congress
"God is Watching," reads the headline for a full page ad Sojourners ran in this morning's Politico. It is the latest in a series of radio, print, and online ads we have put out on the budget debate and default crisis. On Tuesday, we launched radio ads in Kentucky, Nevada, and Ohio that were recorded by local pastors who lifted up the moral issues at stake in the debate.
Furthermore, our work in the past few weeks and the Circle of Protection meeting with the president has been covered by the Washington Post (and here), CNN (and here), MSNBC, Politico, Roll Call, and many local outlets from across the country. Behind all the ads and the press is the muscle -- and that muscle is you.
A Gospel Takeover
One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow, by Scot McKnight. Zondervan.
Sojourners Launches Radio and Facebook Ads Calling Politicians to Remember the Poor
If you live in Kentucky, Nevada, or Ohio and listen to Christian or country radio, you'll be hearing some of Sojourners' new radio ads calling for legislators to remember the least of these during this default crisis. For those of you who haven't completed your migration over to Google+, you might also start to see some ads popping up on your Facebook page in the next few days asking you to speak out on behalf of those in need. The reason we are running these ads is simple: The rich have lobbyists while those in need don't, and that's why Christians need to speak out and form a "Circle of Protection." If you don't live in one of these areas (or aren't listening to Christian or country radio) you can listen to the ads here.
Listen to Your Pastors: 4,000 of Them Want a Moral Budget
As the federal debt ceiling standoff threatens to cause an economic catastrophe for our nation, more than 4,000 pastors across the country are opposing proposed immoral budget cuts that harm the most vulnerable people in their congregations and communities. An open letter to Congress and the president ran today as a full page ad in Politico. (You can view the ad and full list of signers here.) We were amazed by the huge response this letter generated. We hoped to find 1,000 pastors willing to speak out with us, and in just 2 weeks more than 4,000 clergy joined our campaign.
Love Comes First
When the Wicked Perish
Is 'What Would Jesus Cut' Heresy?
Sojourners Supporters and Partners Challenge Congress on Budget Cuts
Obama's Global Challenge: Healthy Competition or Unhealthy Nationalism?
Why I Will Feast This Thanksgiving
I am ready to give thanks. Last year, I joined my family for Thanksgiving but when the food was served, I could only watch. Early in November of 2009, I had an attack of pancreatitis. Later, I learned it was probably due to a gallstone, but at the time it was a mystery. My diet throughout November was mostly liquids, then I progressed to soft bland food in December. But due to complications from a medical procedure, things got worse. From mid-December 2009 to the end of June 2010, I received most of my nutrition through a bag. It was pumped directly into my blood stream from 12 to 24 hours every day.
Patriotism and Idolatry
What Do Glenn Beck and Alan Grayson Have in Common?
When Winning an Election Undermines Democracy
The Failure to Repeal 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Should Concern All of Us
Why I'm at Sojourners
To My Brothers, Sisters in Iran
A Humble and Holy Rebellion
Audio: Interview with Diana Butler Bass
Here's a recent conversation I had with Diana Butler Bass, author of the new book http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061448702?ie=UTF8&tag=sojo_blog-20&lin...
On the Corruption of a Young Evangelical
There is a battle raging for the definition of “green.” For years the stereotype meant tree-hugging polar-bear lovers and coffee-sipping Prius drivers. But public relations campaigns launched across the country have redefined “green” as anyone who has changed their light bulbs. We should all hope that the very different vision of California-based activist Van Jones, put forward in The Green Collar Economy, wins this war.