Religion

Brian McLaren 7-01-2009

Ancient Christian practices are finding a home in post-modern Christianity.

Only God can or ought to judge Michael Jackson's personal life. We do not have enough information to judge his behavior, but we do know that we have lost a true musical genius.

Steve Holt 6-24-2009
Throughout the Bible, God's people are instructed to care for those who often cannot thrive on their own, most often widows and orphans.
Brian McLaren 6-22-2009

There is the Islam of the dictators and their religious allies, used to keep people in their place, used to justify their own power, used to shame and threaten those who question their authority. And there is the Islam of the protestors, calling out to God in hopes of liberation. Whose prayers are heard? Which group has a more true vision of God?

I am heartened by a new analysis of data from a 2006 Pew Research Center poll, which indicates that people who go to c
Rose Marie Berger 6-12-2009
In March, I had lunch with Asra Nomani at Sticky Fingers, the vegan bakery across from the Sojourners office.
Gabriel Salguero 6-12-2009
Much has been said about President Obama's speech to the Muslim world from Cairo, Egypt.
Aaron Taylor 6-10-2009
The world stood at attention as President Obama gave a historic speech to the Muslim world. In mainstream U.S.
Truth. Respect. Security.

Neeraj Mehta 6-02-2009
Jeremiah lived in Jerusalem at the time when the Babylonians were laying siege to the city.
Pentecostalism holds promise for a new intersection of faith and politics.
William Faulkner once said: "The past is not dead.
Cesar Baldelomar 5-28-2009
Angels and Demons, the movie inspired by Dan Brown's novel by the same title, has raked in nearly $190 million worldwide (with approximately $90 million in the U.S.) in only its second wee
Gareth Higgins 5-28-2009
A couple of weeks ago on Glenn Beck's talk radio show, a woman called in to suggest that because President Obama appears to be raising the tax rate to around the same as what it was under President
Seth Naicker 5-19-2009
In this hour, amongst everything else that is on my mind, I am mindful of the 19th of May, 2009, marking the birthday of a mystic activist and voice of justice.
Jarrod McKenna 5-13-2009

"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:

Elizabeth Palmberg 5-12-2009
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Kevin Lum 5-08-2009
Historically, the number of individuals who say they have no religious affiliation in America ranges between 5-10%, but a new poll conducted by Robert Putnam (of http://www.amazon.com/gp/p

Arise, all women who have hearts! Whether your baptism be of water or of tears!

Becky Garrison 5-05-2009

When I found out A Night of Hope with Joel & Victoria would be playing in New York City, at the brand new $1.5 billion Yankee Stadium, I knew I had to attend this concert. (Sorry, but if you charge admission, I no longer call it a worship service).

Prior to the show, Joel and Victoria Osteen held a 15-minute press conference.

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