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Nice is the Ultimate Vice

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

American Christian culture is often fronting. There are certainly all kinds of people in all kinds of subcultures that front, but when we Christians do it, it's especially frustrating because we basically front for God.

The Enigma That Was Bishop Henry McNeal Turner

Andre E. Johnson | Posted 12.12.2012 | Black Voices
Andre E. Johnson

Henry McNeal Turner was born a "free black" on February 1, 1834, in New Berry Court House, South Carolina, to Hardy Turner and Sarah Greer Turner. Even though born a free person, Turner still experienced the harsh reality of prejudice and racism.

When God Talks, People Listen ... And Trouble Follows

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 08.26.2012 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

From the pages of the Old Testament to the testimony of Boyce Singleton in his murder trial, nothing can be clearer than this: having God in your head is the perfect way to short-circuit reason and conscience.

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.

'The Least of These' -- Martin Luther King's Advocacy For The Poor

Albert Raboteau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Albert Raboteau

As economic crisis threatens severe cutbacks to social services for the needy, we would do well to celebrate Martin Luther King Day by emulating his advocacy of the poor in our personal and political actions.

Pray Immigration Reform Into Passage

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

If our political leaders won't make room for the "strangers" among us, we, the people of faith, will. It's time to stop playing politics with people's lives.

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.

Immigration Reform: Change Takes Courage and Faith

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

If our political leaders won't make room for the "strangers" among us, we will -- because Jesus commands us to do so.

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.

Obama's Call for Civility Amid Prayer Breakfast Controversy

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

President Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning, with a plea for civility in our political discourse. He spoke specifically about the response to the recent earthquake in Haiti.