Shane Claiborne 02-08-2010

At about midnight we heard the shots ring out. My friend ran to the door and I heard him yell, "Shane, a kid has been shot, come down." As we looked down the street we could see a young man staggering as he walked down our block. Then his knees gave out and he fell to the ground. We called for an ambulance and ran outside to be with the boy.

Heather Wilson 01-22-2010
While the story of bible-verses-on-gun-scopes is getting more press, I am just (if not more) disturbed to read of a U.S.
Justin Fung 01-20-2010

In case you haven't already seen this, it's been discovered that gunsights on weapons used by British and American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan are inscribed with coded biblical references, including:

Danny Duncan Collum 01-01-2010

Our politically mad times.

Aaron Taylor 12-22-2009
I didn't get a chance to watch Barack Obama's Nobel speech live, but I've read the transcript and found very little in the speech that couldn't have been given by any number of past presidents-incl
Alan Bean 12-09-2009
Mike Huckabee is done as a presidential contender. That's the word on the street.
Phil Haslanger 12-07-2009

Although Hani Abu Haikal is a Muslim, he probably can identify with the sense of panic Joseph and Mary must have felt as they searched for a place to stay as the time of Jesus' birth drew near.

Ed Spivey Jr. 11-01-2009

While purchasing a slingshot recently, I began to wonder what message this might be sending to my credit card company, a business that pays special attention to my spending habits out of what I use

Bart Campolo 10-27-2009
It is Sunday night, and I am suddenly awake at the crack of too-close gunfire.
Diana Butler Bass 10-02-2009
This week, a friend sent me a link to a video from Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas titled "Taking the Hill." I thought it
Jim Wallis 07-27-2009
I was doing a workout anyway, so I decided to watch Sarah Palin's farewell address while pumping away on the elliptical machine.
Aaron Taylor 05-22-2009
Despite the repeated attempts of former President George W.
Jarrod McKenna 05-13-2009

"Jesus Killed Mohammed" was written in Arabic in large red letters on the side of a U.S. Army Special Forces vehicle, armed to kill and rolling through a town in Iraq. It sounds like a bad Mad-Maxesque Hollywood adaption of the Crusades set in our contemporary context. The scene gets more chilling and horrific:

Shane Claiborne 04-21-2009

"Good" Friday was real good this year. We remembered Jesus, and we remembered Jesus disguised in the "least of these" -- those who continue to be tortured, spit on, slapped, insulted, misunderstood

Barry Clemson 02-04-2009

Peace actions often evoke disgust, anger, and fear from the uninvolved bystander. Epithets are hurled at the demonstrators, with coward and traitor perhaps the favorites. Why should advocating peace evoke fear from the bystander?

Jimmy McCarty 01-16-2009
The day after Barack Obama was elected president, I heard people say multiple times that we have now arrived as a "post-racial" nation and that it can now be said that anyone can truly be president
Tom Hubers 01-01-2009

I was struck by the letter from Richard Tillinger regarding his love of machine guns (“Misfire?” September-October 2008).

John Rufe 01-01-2009

Regarding “Supreme Illogic: Catholic social teaching and gun control,” by Joe Nangle, OFM (November 2008): Pope John Paul II’s 1994 document by the Holy See’s Pontifical Cou

Joe Nangle 11-01-2008
Catholic social teaching and gun control.
Timothy King 09-12-2008

National Rifle AssociationThis week, The New York Times ran an editorial about H.R. 6691, follow-up legislation to the June Supreme Court decision on D.C.'s gun ban. After reading the editorial, I made a resolution: [...]