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Week in Film: The Raid 2, Noah and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.27.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Darren Aronofsky is one of the most visionary directors of his generation, a filmmaker who isn't afraid to challenge an audience or to entertain it. I may not always like his films but they always give me a lot to think about.

5 Encouraging Bible Verses About Money That Everyone Should Know

Bob Lotich | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Bob Lotich

These are 5 verses about money that, even as I just scratch the surface of understanding them, have revolutionized my financial life. Each one of them has had a strong impact on me during good times and during financial struggles as well.

So We Are a Christian Nation?

Jennifer G. Bird | Posted 03.31.2013 | Religion
Jennifer G. Bird

What is at stake in constantly requiring that God's name is invoked throughout this political ceremony inaugurating the leader of all Americans?

BibliFact Roundup #3: Biblical Aliens, SB 1070 And A Jericho March

Timothy Beal | Posted 06.30.2012 | Religion
Timothy Beal

Hospitality is not at the margins of Scripture. It is a central theme. In fact, the Hebrew word for "alien" or "stranger" appears 92 times in the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament.

Wanted: 1,000 Pastors For the Poor

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.16.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

There is a policy myth is that churches and charities alone could take care of the problems of poverty -- especially if we slashed taxes. But this really has more to do with libertarian political ideology than good theology.

What You Should Know Before Reading The Bible

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.09.2011 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Knowing something about the Bible -- its historical backgrounds and development, its origin and translation, and its use in different contexts -- enables readers to make sense of biblical texts and references for themselves.

No Way Out: Ancient Wisdom On Putting Bad Guys Up Against A Wall

Marc Gopin | Posted 07.31.2011 | Religion
Marc Gopin

There is an ancient law in the Jewish Torah that forbids combatants from surrounding an enemy on all four sides, requiring instead that there is always an escape route.

Why I Still Want To Be Left Behind

Brenda Peterson | Posted 07.19.2011 | Religion
Brenda Peterson

When California preacher, Harold Camping, predicted the world would end this Saturday evening, several of my Rapture-ready friends insisted I finish reading the "Left Behind" series and make my preparations.

Is Praying Before Football Games Cheating?

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Valerie Tarico

NFL football doesn't have a prohibition against or a penalty for pre-game prayers, even though they do penalize certain other attempts to enhance neurotransmitters and fast twitch muscles.

Glenn Beck, Immigration, and Social Justice

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Beck promised on his radio show that "the hammer" would be coming down on me, and that he would devote a week of his TV show to bringing me down. I took that as a "no" to dialogue, but I've decided to go ahead without him.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Dr. Dorothy Height's Funeral: Lifting Her to Heaven

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

After almost a century of Dorothy Height making this country and world a more just, equal, and hopeful place she is now in heaven, and the rest of us are now going to have to step it up down here.

Guest Blogger Ian Danley in Phoenix: 'I don't want my city to be the Birmingham or Selma in this drama'

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

On Tuesday, a group of local faith and community leaders, along with Jim Wallis and Noel Castellanos, called on the Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, t...

Exodus: The Rest of the Story

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

We seldom hear the rest of the story about Passover. At a time when religiously motivated terrorism is a daily concern, it might do us well to contemplate the sequel.

Glenn Beck on Martin Luther King and Gandhi

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

I was heartened to hear Beck affirm the nonviolence of King, but I would also like to remind him of King's tireless commitment to social justice.

What Glenn Beck Doesn't Understand About Biblical Social Justice

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Jesus said that we should love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. I invited Beck to a civil and respectful conversation about the issues at stake here, but he has chosen a different path.

In Spite of Glenn Beck's New Threats, My Invitation to Dialogue Stands

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

I thought Beck's rather extreme and misguided comments needed a response, but I did not attack him personally; nor will I.

A Step Toward Recovery from Our Oil Addiction

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jim Wallis

Moving toward a "clean energy economy" will require more than just a re-wiring of the energy grid; it will also take a re-wiring of ourselves -- a conversion, really, of our habits of the heart.

Biblical Social Justice and Glenn Beck

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Glenn Beck says Christians should leave their social justice churches, so I say Christians should leave Beck. Beck attacks the very heart of our Christian faith, and Christians should no longer watch his show.

Let's Get Theological on Health Care and Warfare

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Anyone care to provide a theological foundation for the Republican policy preferences for the rich and for war? I would really like to see it.

My 'Daniel Fast'

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I believe our nation is in deep trouble. Sometimes things get so bad that you really don't know what to say or do. When that happens, it's a good time to fast and pray.

Cut the Deficit -- Cut Military Spending

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

To reduce a $1.6 trillion shortfall in the 2011 budget, we should cut the contracts of private defense contractors who serve their own profits.

Changing the Script with Jon Stewart

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Bank bonuses are merely a symptom of a deeper erosion of societal values and the new maxims that have overtaken us: Greed is Good and It's All About Me. Those values wreak havoc on economies, cultures, families, and our very souls.

A Faith Declaration for Health Care Reform

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

There is no one "right" religious position on how health care should look; but I believe there are some fundamental moral and even biblical principles on which to evaluate any final legislative agreement.

National Association of Evangelicals Provides Moral Model on Immigration Reform

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Church leaders who have been personally and privately supportive of immigrants and their struggles have now publicly declared that it is morally wrong to keep families apart.