During this time of Advent, a season of cheer and joy, there are people who do not have much in economic standings or bank balances to be cheerful or grateful for.
More people around the world will watch Barack Obama's inauguration than any other presidential inauguration in history.
It was quite a busy year for the policy team at Sojourners, and we can already hear the challenges and opportunities of 2009 calling for our attention.
I wrote a book recently with a friend of mine that stirred some conversation. In it we try to retell the story of the Bible in the context of the American empire.
1968 was a year filled with tragic deaths, of young leaders lost.
I have long supported effective partnerships between government and faith-based organizations.
"The appeal of terrorism is waning," said Mathew Burrows, head of long-range analysis in the office of the director of national intelligence.
"The cheese is gone, someone came in and stole the cheese."
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