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Video: Has the Religious Right Lost Its Way?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis talks with Tony Perkins (Family Research Council), Harry Jackson (High Impact Leadership), and Sammy Rodriguez (National Hispanic Leadership Conference) about the broadening evangelical ...

We the Purple
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>A few weeks ago, as I was reading David Kinnaman's book <A href="http://www.unchristian.com/"><em>unChristian</em></A>-a look at the way late teens to 30-year-ol ...

Video: Jim Wallis and Diana Butler Bass on CNN
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yjr88xvWJtI">Watch it:</a><br><br></p> Watch it: Not long , pretty inter ...

Beyond Politics: Election 2008 in High-Def Part III
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>What about the mosaic revival is comforting? As a Latino evangelical leader, one of the things I am asking is moving beyond polarization. What about the mosaic reviva ...

A Mormon on a Weather Vane
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>This afternoon's top news is Mitt Romney's announcement that he is ending his run for the presidency. Romney's candidacy raised the issue of whether a Mormon could be elected p ...

A New Baptist Unity for Social Justice
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>At last week's New Baptist Unity Conference in Atlanta, an estimated 20,000 Baptists spanning the moderate to progressive spectrum gathered for three days of worship, fellowship, and training. ...

Super Tuesday Liveblog: The Bible Belt Speaks
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Interesting exit poll results from five southern "Bible-belt" states. Of those who identify as "Born-again or evangelical Christians," Mike Huckabee won their votes. ...

Super Tuesday Liveblog: What Will (or Won't) Dobson Do?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Back in October, Diana Butler Bass asked on this blog, <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/10/what-will-dobson-do-by-diana-b.html">"What Will Dobson Do?"</A> Ba ...

Super Tuesday Liveblog: What Will (or Won't) Dobson Do?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Back in October, Diana Butler Bass asked on this blog, <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/10/what-will-dobson-do-by-diana-b.html">"What Will Dobson Do?"</A> Ba ...

Super Tuesday Liveblog: What Will (or Won't) Dobson Do?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Back in October, Diana Butler Bass asked on this blog, <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/10/what-will-dobson-do-by-diana-b.html">"What Will Dobson Do?"</A> Ba ...

Beyond Super Tuesday
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>There's something in the air: Super Tuesday. I haven't seen as much interest around a primary election in a long time. There's something in the air: Su ...

Crazy Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>On this Super Tuesday, there will no doubt be a lot of discussion (again) about the role of religion On this Super Tuesday, there will no doubt be a lot of discussio ...

Born Again Voters Up for Grabs
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>A common question from over the last few years has been for proof that the movement I describe has a real and measurable constituency. "Give us a sign," they say. ...

A Dose of Inaugurated Eschatology
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>A comment thread from <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/01/video-the-moral-state-of-the-u.html">Jim's "Moral State of the Union" post</a> frustr ...

Video: The Inspiration Behind "The Great Awakening"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p> Learn more about <a href="http://www.sojo.net/greatawakening">The Great Awakening at www.sojo.net/greatawakening</a>. There you'll find <a href="http://www.sojo.net ...

Video: The Inspiration Behind "The Great Awakening"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p> Learn more about <a href="http://www.sojo.net/greatawakening">The Great Awakening at www.sojo.net/greatawakening</a>. There you'll find <a href="http://www.sojo.net ...

Video: The Moral State of the Union
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Tonight, President Bush delivers his 7th State of the Union address. We are certain to hear about the President's plan for stimulating the economy.</p> Tonight, Pre ...

Text: The Moral State of the Union
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>I'm Jim Wallis, of Sojourners and author of <EM>The Great Awakening</EM>. I'm Jim Wallis, of Sojourners and author of The Great Awakening . A ...

The Truth About Obama's Faith
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Everyday there seems to be some new outrageous charge leveled at Barack Obama. One of the most pernicious is that he is a Muslim who is dishonestly masquerading as a Christian. ...

The Truth About Obama's Faith
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Everyday there seems to be some new outrageous charge leveled at Barack Obama. One of the most pernicious is that he is a Muslim who is dishonestly masquerading as a Christian. ...

What Do Evangelicals Want? (Jim Wallis)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>On Wednesday, Sojourners and Beliefnet, in collaboration with the National Association of Evangelicals Christian Student Leadership Conference, hosted a panel discussion on <A href="http://www ...

The Limits of Pollsters, Pundits and, Yes, Politics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>This early primary election season has clearly demonstrated the limits of the pollster's predictions, the pundit's prognostications, and the ability of politics to really address our deepest ...

Video: Jim Wallis on "A Daily Show with Jon Stewart"
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Jim talks about the new movements in faith and politics described in his latest book, <a href="http://www.sojo.net/thegreatawakening"><em>The Great Awakening</em></a>.</p&g ...

Beliefnet Survey on Religion and Politics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Faith and politics continues to be a major storyline in the election campaigning. Beliefnet is interested in what you think about the mix of religion and politics in this year's election. ...

The Next Chapter
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>In two weeks, you will have your first chance to read Jim Wallis' latest book, <I>The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith &amp; Politics in a Post-Religious Right America</I>. ...

Maher's Mass Mishap
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MyfLmLROHQ"></a>This past Friday Bill Maher crossed the WGA picket line to offer this witticism on <A href="http://www.youtube.co ...

Iowa and the Poles of Protestantism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Now that the people of Iowa have chosen Republican Mike Huckabee and Democrat Barack Obama as their nominees for president, pundits will spend much of the next few days (until New Hampshire at l ...

Two Fundamental Shifts
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>This evening, the presidential election of 2008 officially begins with the Iowa caucuses-intense political contests taking place in every county of that Midwestern state. ...

My Prayer for 2008
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>The year of 1968 was very significant in my life, and a decisive one for the nation. The year of 1968 was very significant in my life, and a decisive one for the nati ...

A Rock Star Environment Minister
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/11/changes-down-under-by-jim-wall.html">Jim wrote a piece</a> a few weeks back about the new Bonhoeffer-quoting Aussie PM Kev ...

Providence and Politics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>Last week, a Liberty University student asked Gov. Mike Huckabee to account for his recent surge in the polls. Last week, a Liberty University student asked Gov. Mike ...

Mitt Romney's Defining Moment
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In what may be the defining moment of his campaign, Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and a Mormon, addressed the issue of faith and its bearing on his pursuit of the presiden ...

No Religious Tests
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>I couldn't help but be struck by a bizarre similarity in two back-to-back events this week: the YouTube/CNN Republican forum and the swearing in of Pakistan's President Musharaf broadcast by ...

Audio: Jim Wallis on 'Speaking of Faith' with Krista Tippett
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

<a href="http://download.publicradio.org/podcast/speakingoffaith/20071129_jimwallis.mp3">+ Download mp3 audio</a></p> + Download mp3 audio + ...

Changes Down Under
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In the news you might have missed over the Thanksgiving weekend, Labor Party leader <A href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/25/world/asia/25australia.html?th&amp;emc=th">K ...

Thank the Lord and Pass the Patriotism?
Originally Posted: 07/03/2012 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<p><P>In many pulpits during this Thanksgiving season, love of our country and pride in our citizenship will be pronounced in the same breath - and often with the same intensity - as declarations o ...

Another Evangelical Bridge-Builder
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>At its board meeting last month, the National Association of Evangelicals formally named Leith Anderson as its president. Anderson is senior pastor of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minneso ...

Video: Gerson on The Daily Show
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

As an addendum to <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/10/mike-gersons-heroic-conservati.html">Jim's post on Mike Gerson and his new book</a>, I thought I'd shar ...

Mystery Quote Quiz of the Week
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

Who made the following statement in a recent television interview?</p> Who made the following statement in a recent television interview? I'm not sure that that g ...

How Many Values Does it Take to Make a Values Voter?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

No doubt there are critics who will dispute <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/10/video-jim-wallis-and-the-evang-1.html">Jim's description of the Religious Right</a> ...

Video: Jim Wallis and the Evangelical Electorate on CBS
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

On the eve of his dialoge with the Southern Baptist Convention's Richard Land at the <a href="http://www.frcaction.org/index.cfm?c=WASH_BRIEFING">Family Research Council's Values Vote ...

Audio: Jim Wallis on "Value Voters" on The Tavis Smiley Show
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Last week Jim was on The Tavis Smiley Show and talked about how the changing political landscape will affect the upcoming '08 election. Jim and Ken Blackwell, former Ohio secretary of state, deb ...

Campolo's Letter on CT with Guthrie's Column
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

Earlier this week we posted an <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/10/stan-guthries-red-letter-blues.html">open letter from Tony Campolo</a> in response to a <em>Ch ...

Progressive and Evangelical Common Ground
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>As the Religious Right has diminished in influence, many are searching for a new political agenda that doesn&rsquo;t fit the standard right/left battles of American politics and is more consistent ...

Stan Guthrie's Red Letter Blues
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In response to Stan Guthrie's article in the October 2007 Christianity Today, <a href="http://www.christianitytoday.com/50386">"When Red Is Blue: Why I Am Not A Red ...

Not Just Another PC Peace and Justice Group
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>When I got an invitation to attend the launch of New York Faith &amp; Justice (<a href="http://www.nyfaithjustice.org">www.nyfaithjustice.org</a>), their mission sta ...

What the Candidates Forum Could Have Been
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>OK. I've got to admit it - being a part of the panel to <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=action.P07&amp;item=pentecost07_candidates_forum">ask candidates for the ...