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Who Do You Say I Am?
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 9:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Min-Ah Cho Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A AS A NATIVE KOREAN who has studied and taugh ...

'Duck Dynasty' and the Idolatry of Freedom
Originally Posted: 12/24/2013 - 9:37am | Type: Blog

We are missing something about freedom in the debate over Duck Dynasty, Phil Robertson and freedom of speech, especially from a Christian point of view. I know. We’re all a little ...

9mm Golden Calves
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 11:00am | Type: Magazine Article

James E. Atwood The U.S. should repent of seeing guns as sacred; sane laws would be a start. BACK IN 1990, th ...

High Appreciation or Holy Adoration? The Slippery Slope of Sports
Originally Posted: 08/09/2012 - 1:08pm | Type: Blog

The differences between high appreciation and holy adoration are often subtle, yet they require our deep recognition, resilient consideration, and careful navigation. I love spor ...

The Politics of Aslan
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 8:56am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis The lion helped inspire my hope to write a biblical and theological defense of the common good, something that has been almost ...

The Idolatry of Politics and the Promise of the Common Good
Originally Posted: 05/03/2012 - 12:39pm | Type: Blog

People of faith may be tempted to worship at the altar of politics, but make no mistake: The kingdom of God and the kingdoms of politics are never one and the same. Politics is a ...

The Gospel According to Charles Dickens: A Chain of Our Own Making
Originally Posted: 12/24/2011 - 1:14pm | Type: Blog

“I wear the chain I forge in life,” replied the Ghost. “I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free-will, and of my own free-will I wore it.” The spect ...

Columbus Day, Wall Street, and Alabama Immigrants: "It's About Power, Stupid"
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

In 1992, political strategist James Carville coined the catchphrase that won Bill Clinton the presidency: "It's the economy, stupid." In 1992, political strategist ...

The Church Called to Rebellion
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Palestine-Israel/Palestine-Israel-Portfolio/13237970_n64hV#1125028640_vBEo3" target="_blank"></a>People can take a certain amo ...

The Discipline of Fasting
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Since our fast began this past Monday, I've been re-reading one of the classic books on spirituality by my friend Richard Foster, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060628391?ie= ...

Rediscovering Values for Lent: What is Idolatry?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/rediscovering-values-for-lent/" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> [Editors' note: During the season of Lent we will be pos ...

Patriotism and Idolatry
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/truth-and-civility/" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>This meditation is part of a dialog on Patheos.com about the question, &q ...

On Glenn Beck and the Restoring Honor Rally (Part I)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

When the nation is the object of one's highest concern; when national documents are considered holy scripture; when the nation's founders and historical figures are lifted to the status of demi-god ...

Dear Red-Headed God?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

There has been a fair amount of conversation at House for All Sinners and Saints recently about the use of inclusive language for God. There has been a fair amount of conversation ...

A Good START: Reducing the Idolatry of Nuclear Weapons
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The decades-long struggle to first reduce and then abolish nuclear weapons achieved two major goals this week that we can celebrate.</p> The decades-long struggle to first r ...

An Evangelical Missionary's Honest Perspective on Pat Robertson's Haiti Remarks
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

When I was a student at Christ for the Nations School of Missions, I learned about the so-called "pact with the devil" that the African slaves of Haiti made to free themselves from the French. ...

Beyond Wealth Without Work
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> This morning's Wall Street Journal headlin ...

Irrational Exuberance? You Got That Right!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> Of all the Delphic utterances of Alan Greenspan ove ...

We Need an Abrahamic Alliance of the 'Passionate Best'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/International/Palestine-and-Israel/9000011_7mJL3#598862440_oYtxc"></a>For the next few days in Washington, D.C., 1,200 people are gather ...

Love Casts Out Fear, Not Immigrants
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

What is at the core of the immigration issue? What is the driving force of the debate? I say it is fear.</p> What is at the core of the immigration issue? What is the drivin ...

Smashing Economic Idols
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

So I've been having a few interesting conversations about my book <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0830836284?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp= ...

Thou Shalt Not Abuse the Ten Commandments
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

<p class="MsoNormal">ABC's Nightline has been running a series on the Ten Commandments in which they explore the issues and dimensions of each commandment in contemporary society.<span& ...

Life, Liberty, Happiness, and Health Care
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

The Declaration of Independence says:</p> The Declaration of Independence says: We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are e ...

Was Iraq a Holy War?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Despite the repeated attempts of former President George W. Despite the repeated attempts of former President George W. Bush to renege on his usage of the word "crusade" ...

God's Image and Caesar's Image: Torture and the Currency of Empire
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>One of the central teachings of Torah is that all human beings are made in the Image of God. That teaching and what flows from it are at the heart of Jewish prohibitions on the use of torture -- and p ...

American Violet and the Idolatry of Law
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>NPR's Wade Goodwyn has been working on <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103056359">this story </a>ever since he attended the premier of the film ...

Christian Voters Need to Reorient, not Disengage
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

In the spirit of honest and civil dialogue, I would like to both affirm and respectfully disagree with a few points made by <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=3293">Shane Claibor ...

The Idolatry of Security (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>[<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2457">Continued from part 1&l ...

A Satirical Sermon Mocks Mammon-Worship
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>When I was a girl, my mother told me one should never discuss four things in polite company: rel ...

The Idolatry of Security (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Last week at North Park Theological Seminary , we conducted o ...

Biblical Perspectives on Idolatry, Poverty, Abortion
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<em>Beliefnet invited Jim Wallis to participate in a </em><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/blogalogue/"><em>"blogalogue"</em></a><em> with David ...