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An Iraq Veteran's Ambivalent Vote

I have given a lot of thought in the last several months about the vote coming up.
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What Would Yoder Do?

Since Mennonite theologian and ethicist John Howard Yoder's death in 1997, I have often wondered what he would have said about the events of these past eleven years.
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Audio: Conversation with a Swing State Pastor

Last week Jim Wallis sat down with Mike Slaughter to talk about the faith and politics of a swing state pastor.
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Confessions of an Alternative Voter

I'm pretty sure I have more sympathy for Shane and his treatment of what I'll call "alternative voting" (principled non-voters, minor par
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Jesus is not an Essene nor a Herodian

If you care about peace, justice, the common good, poor people, the environment, genocide, war, peoples' health, human life or general wellbeing, come hell or high water, you are going to vote on N
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Christian Voters Need to Reorient, not Disengage

In the spirit of honest and civil dialogue, I would like to both affirm and respectfully disagree with a few points made by Shane Claiborne i
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Why I Believe Christians Should Vote

Hey Shane, thanks for weighing in. I appreciate it.
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You Touch a Woman, You Touch a Rock

"Wathinta abafazi, wathinta imbhokodo." (You touch a woman, you touch a rock.)
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Back to the Future with Focus on the Family

Yesterday, Jim posted his response to Focus on the Family....Action's 16-page "Letter from 2012 in Obama's America." They say that though their letter is a "what if?" exercise, that this "does
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