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  • Jim Wallis: White Christians in America Need to Act More Christian Than White

    10/11/2014 5:22:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/11/2014 | Stephanie Samuel
    Sojourners President and Founder Jim Wallis, one of several faith leaders who are heading to Ferguson, Missouri this weekend to march for justice, is challenging Christians to put their faith ahead of their race when it comes to issues concerning racial relations. "If white Christians in America acted more Christian than white when it came to race, black parents would be less fearful for their children," said Wallis. Christians who put faith ahead of race would not be afraid to take on tough racial issues like the police shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson with their peers and fight...
  • A Drunk Trying to Make the Next Lamp Post [Hey, Jim Wallis, look at Detroit]

    07/20/2013 8:56:28 AM PDT · by rhema · 20 replies
    Blog and Mablog ^ | 7/19/13 | Douglas Wilson
    The old Bobby Bare song, Detroit City, has a refrain that centered on the desire to “go home.” Unfortunately, everywhere else is turning into Detroit City. Pretty soon there will be no home to go to. Detroit’s bankruptcy, announced yesterday, gives us an opportunity to go over a few fiscal realities, always a good idea if you are careening toward a whole series of fiscal reality checks. The first thing we must grasp is that we are dealing with levels of municipal debt, state-level debt, and federal debt, that mean a necessary default is coming. If our problems are left...
  • Jim Wallis Now Supports Same-Sex Marriage (Founder and CEO of Sojourners)

    04/08/2013 2:37:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/08/2013 | Napp Nazworth
    Long-time evangelical Left leader Jim Wallis, founder and CEO of Sojourners, has changed his position on government recognition of same-sex marriage. He announced his support in a Friday interview with The Huffington Post. Wallis said he is worried about the decline of marriage and wants to strengthen it, but believes that same-sex couples should be included in that endeavor. "I think we should include same-sex couples in that renewal of marriage, [but] I want to talk marriage first," Wallis said. "Marriage needs some strengthening. Let's start with marriage, and then I think we have to talk about, now, how to...
  • The Church as the Bride of Caesar

    07/30/2011 3:01:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    NRO ^ | July 27, 2011 | Fr. Robert A. Sirico
    It is telling that the Washington Post report on the religious Left’s Circle of Protection campaign for big government describes the effort as one that would “send chills through any politician who looks to churches and religious groups as a source of large voting blocs,” because, in fact, this is not an honest faith-inspired campaign to protect the “least of these” from Draconian government cuts, as claimed. It is a hyper-political movement that offers up the moral authority of churches and aid organizations to advance the ends of the Obama administration and its allies in Congress. The Circle of Protection, led by Jim Wallis and...
  • Circle of Protection Ads: A Telling Distortion of Scripture

    07/30/2011 7:19:21 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | July 29, 2011 | KENNETH SPENCE
    The Circle of Protection radio advertisements being broadcast in three states right now make their arguments, such as they are, from a quotation of the Bible and a federal poverty program that might be cut in a debt ceiling compromise. But the scriptural quotation is a serious misuse of the Book of Proverbs, and the claims about heating assistance programs are at best overblown: the ads are really not better than their goofy contemporary piano track.The Circle of Protection, of which the group Sojourners that produced the ads is a founding member, enjoyed the high honor of a meeting at...
  • Exceptional America? (D'Souza delivers TKO for the US. "Bad America" Willis' down for the count)

    04/08/2011 11:44:37 AM PDT · by This Just In · 4 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 4.8.11 @ 6:07AM | Mark Tooley
    "We should be jubilant," D'Souza announced about the triumph of American free trade. "American foreign policy has made the world much better." America has uniquely sought both self-interest and global improvement, from which much of the world has gained. American ideas about "self-determination" are now influencing the Middle East, he noted. There will be no utopia, but American predominance in the world is infinitely better for the world than all the likely alternatives, such as Russia or China. "Thank God for America," D'Souza concluded.
  • Obama Spiritual Advisor Wallis: Confused Americans Think British Accent Makes You Smart

    12/26/2010 6:21:37 PM PST · by Pacothecat · 21 replies · 4+ views
    Obama Spiritual Advisor Wallis: Confused Americans Think British Accent Makes You Smart, Confused Beck Doesn’t Know Difference Between Nazis and Communists

    11/26/2010 10:13:54 PM PST · by Pacothecat · 30 replies · 1+ views
    ‘RELIGIOUS ASSASSINATION OF BARACK OBAMA’: SPIRITUAL ADVISER WALLIS ACCUSES FOX NEWS OF INTENTIONAL FAITH SMEAR CAMPAIGN“religious-assassination-of-barack-obama”-spiritual-adviser-wallis-accuses-fox-news-of-intentional-faith-smear-campaign/
  • Mennonite Takeover?

    11/13/2010 10:43:10 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 32 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 10-4-10 | Mark Tooley
    This Summer, the Lutherans, or at least the Swiss-based Lutheran World Federation, apologized for persecuting pacifist Anabaptists 400 years ago. But given the ascendancy of Anabaptists among many U.S. evangelicals, their days as a small, persecuted minority are clearly long over. "We remember how Anabaptist Christians knew suffering and persecution, and we remember how some of our most honored Reformation leaders defended this persecution in the name of faithfulness," solemnly intoned Bishop Mark Hanson during a joint service of repentance in Germany with Mennonites from around the world. Hanson is both president of the global Lutheran group and chief prelate...
  • SF Chronicle: Anti-Muslim sentiment grows 9 years later

    09/11/2010 6:43:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | September 11, 2010 | Joe Garofoli
    Nine years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, one thing remains certain: Some politicians and media types can stir the nation's darker impulses. "This is a controversy ginned up by the right-wing media," said the Rev. Jim Wallis, a progressive evangelical Christian author and activist who serves on the advisory council to the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. "People are making a mistake of believing what the media points to as real," Wallis said. "All you have to do to get attention - whether you're in a cave in Afghanistan or a pastor in Florida - is...
  • Soros Has a Pastor Close to Obama On His Payroll

    08/25/2010 6:56:14 AM PDT · by opentalk · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 25, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    The tangled web woven by George Soros served as a safety net for Barack Obama when he needed rescue from the exposure of Jeremiah Wright as an America-hating radical. Pastor Jim Wallis lied about receiving money from George Soros's Open Society Institute. His organization, Sojourners, is a leftist "social justice" type of ministry. He, and Sojourners, have a history with Barack Obama that I have been tracking for a few years. When the Jeremiah Wright scandal erupted, candidate Barack Obama had to find religion -- fast. Fortunately , for him, he had a backup Pastor in place and ready to...
  • Jim Wallis vs. the truth

    08/20/2010 8:45:41 AM PDT · by Skepolitic · 5 replies
    World ^ | August 18, 2010 | Marvin Olasky
    It’s almost an axiom of politics that the cover-up raises more questions than the crime. ... Half-way through a July 17 WORLD column I mentioned that in 2004 Sojourners, Jim [Wallis]’s organization, received $200,000 from billionaire George Soros, a financier of left-wing groups that push for abortion, atheism, bigger government, and other causes. ... Jim exploded: “It’s not hyperbole or overstatement to say that Glenn Beck lies for a living. I’m sad to see Marvin Olasky doing the same thing. No, we don’t receive money from Soros.” ... “We don’t receive money from George Soros. Our books are totally open,...
  • A liberal God? (regarding Jim Wallis' view of libertarians & the Tea Party)

    07/27/2010 12:39:07 AM PDT · by Brugmansian · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/26/2010 | Doug Bandow
    Nothing seems to scare the populist Left more than the people. Protest the Obama administration’s big spending, pervasive centralizing, expansive regulating policies, and you must be an enemy of all that is good and true. Attend a Tea Party rally and you’re probably a racist and certainly not a Christian. At least that is the view of the leading left-wing evangelical Jim Wallis. Indeed, he sees the Tea Party as an essentially libertarian movement, which makes it doubly suspect. He declares: “Libertarianism has never been much of a multi-cultural movement. Need I say that racism—overt, implied, or even subtle—is not...
  • Wallis: How Christian Is Tea Party Libertarianism?

    06/05/2010 6:04:48 AM PDT · by Christian_Capitalist · 85 replies · 968+ views
    Jim Wallis announced last week his desire to start a “dialogue” on this question: “Just how Christian is the Tea Party Movement—and the Libertarian political philosophy that lies behind it?”Of course, Wallis isn’t suggesting that the movement be judged by whether it is explicitly Christian, but rather, by how it measures up to what Wallis refers to as “biblical ethics.”This is a perfectly reasonable question for a Christian to ask of any political movement. And as it happens, I agree with some of Wallis’s points. Still, Wallis’s attempt at an answer doesn’t inspire confidence that he’s thinking clearly about the...
  • Obama’s Faith Advisor Says It’s Wrong to Question Faith But Then Rants ‘Is Libertarianism Christian?

    05/29/2010 12:52:43 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 14 replies · 416+ views
    Obama’s Faith Advisor Says It’s Wrong to Question Faith But Then Rants ‘Is Libertarianism Christian?’
  • New Arizona Immigration Laws Won't Work, Say Church Leaders

    04/25/2010 12:46:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 853+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 04/26/2010 | Ethan Cole
    Church leaders quickly voiced opposition to Arizona’s new immigration laws on Friday. They complain that not only will the rules be ineffective in solving the problem, but will promote discrimination. “All the religious leaders of Arizona know and understand that this law will not solve the issue of crime along the border or in our state, but it will demonize anyone who looks suspiciously like an undocumented person leading to inevitable racial profiling,” said the Rev. Jan Flaaten, executive director of Arizona Ecumenical Council, in a statement. “Our religious traditions ask us to treat people with dignity and respect, and...
  • Was Jesus a Marxist?

    04/17/2010 11:53:09 PM PDT · by Brugmansian · 39 replies · 996+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 18, 2010 | Robin Of Berkeley
    After my first Christmas mass, I felt strange for days. As hard as I tried, I couldn't put my finger on why. A week later, it dawned on me -- I felt peaceful. Aha! No wonder I was stumped! . . . I headed out to a few more lovely services -- at a synagogue, a Lutheran church, and, my personal favorite, Assemblies of God (as a perk, Sarah Palin's church of choice). While perusing the Yellow Pages, I eyed another contender -- a church in a nearby town that touted superb music and a dynamic congregation. When I called...
  • Religious Left Targets Tea Party “Hate”

    04/01/2010 7:16:03 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 37 replies · 818+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Mark D. Tooley
    Perpetuating the mythology of hateful and racist Tea Party zealots, United Church of Christ and United Methodist officials are attacking the demonstrators outside the Capitol who protested the March 21 vote for Obamacare. “I have been watching the activities of the Tea Party for months curious about their underlying motives,” intoned the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black, president of the 1.1 million member United Church of Christ. He condemned Tea Party demonstrators for having “spit upon” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) and having “shouted names that we have not heard in the public square since the days of the Civil Rights movement,”...
  • Rev. Wallis Reveals How Redistribution of Wealth Was Written Into DNC Platform & Obama’s Budge

    03/31/2010 6:08:19 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 18 replies · 942+ views
    Brietbart.TV ^ | Naked Emperor News
    Rev. Wallis Reveals How Redistribution of Wealth Was Written Into DNC Platform & Obama’s Budget Brietbart.TV and Naked Emperor News
  • Christians Stand Up To Glenn Beck [The White Man's "Jeremiah Wright" Hits Back At Glenn Beck]

    03/27/2010 5:18:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 237 replies · 3,169+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 27, 2010 | Jim Wallis
    Christians Stand Up To Glenn Beck By Jim Wallis Saturday, March 27 Glenn Beck has picked a fight with me, but he recently started a more troubling battle with the nation's churches with his criticism that "social justice" is "code" for "communism" and "Nazism," and that Christians should leave their churches if they preach, practice or even have the phrase on their Web site. While Beck initially claimed that "social justice is a perversion of the Gospel," he now suggests his concern was really the association of the phrase with "Big Government." He even adds that when "social justice" refers...
  • Uncovered Video Shows Extreme Coordination Among Obama’s Coalition for ‘Revolution’

    03/26/2010 6:48:46 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 18 replies · 2,247+ views
    Uncovered Video Shows Extreme Coordination Among Obama’s Coalition for ‘Revolution’ Breitbart.TV and Naked Emperor News
  • Christians from political left and right sign 'Civility Covenant'

    03/26/2010 4:27:43 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 193 replies · 1,731+ views
    CNN ^ | March 25, 2010 | Dan Gilgoff
    A group of more than 100 prominent Christians ranging from evangelical minister Jim Wallis on the political left to...Chuck Colson on the right released a document Thursday calling for an end to the fight club tone of the national political discourse. ...the "Civility Covenant"...says...churches have too often "reflected the political divisions of our culture rather than the unity we have in the body of Christ." SNIP ...the covenant...has 114 signatories from a broad swath of Christian traditions, including the president of the National Association of Evangelicals, the head of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and the general superintendent of...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 3-24-10

    03/24/2010 2:49:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 46 replies · 551+ views ^ | 3-24-10 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Jim Wallis: Obama’s 'Red' Spiritual Adviser [another Liberation Theology commie like Wright!]

    03/23/2010 7:25:43 PM PDT · by ETL · 20 replies · 1,182+ views
    TheChristianWorldView ^ | March 26, 2009 (year is correct) | Dr. David Noebel
    [excerpt from mid-article] "...First, Jim Wallis has had relationships with the communist Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES). Second, his “Witness for Peace” was an attempt to defend the Nicaraguan Sandinistas! Wallis, together with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright (Obama’s former pastor of 20 years) “rallied support for the communist Nicaraguan regime and protested actions by the United States which supported the anti-communist Contra rebels” (Family World News, February 2009, p. 7). Third, Wallis and his Sojourners community of fellow-travelers believe Fidel Castro’s Cuba, Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela, Daniel Ortega’s Nicaragua and the other revolutionary forces “restructuring socialist...
  • Obama Advisor Jim Wallis: on Redistribution of Wealth, Marxism and Social Justice

    Obama Advisor Jim Wallis: on Redistribution of Wealth, Marxism and Social Justice
  • Obama File 100 Obama's "Faith Adviser" Jim Wallis Mixes With Socialists, Radicals and "Truthers"

    03/15/2010 2:58:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 262+ views
    New Zeal ^ | 3/15/10 | Trevor Loudon
    What could be a greater guide to a man's true nature, than those from whom he seeks spiritual counsel? President Barack Obama spent 20 years under the ministry of Rev. Jeremiah Wright on Chicago's South Side. Wright is a Marxist and admirer of the founder of "Black Liberation Theology", James Cone - who wrote in 1969 "All white men are responsible for white oppression. . . . Theologically, Malcolm X was not far wrong when he called the white man 'the devil.'"

    03/13/2010 11:22:58 AM PST · by mgist · 274 replies · 4,039+ views
    The Catholic League ^ | 3/12/2010 | Donohue
    March 12, 2010 IS GLENN BECK ANTI-CHRISTIAN? Catholic League president Bill Donohue weighs in on the flap over Glenn Beck's comment that people should leave their church if it is promoting "social justice": Glenn Beck has been slammed all week for his flip remark, and some have accused him of being anti-Christian. Let's examine what he said. Beck said that "social justice" and "economic justice" are "code words." Of course they are: they are code for economic redistribution. "Pro-life" is also a code word—it means anti-abortion. For the record, the Catholic Church embraces both a social justice and pro-life position....
  • Evangelical leader takes on Beck for assailing social justice churches

    03/12/2010 4:12:42 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 108 replies · 2,342+ views
    CNN ^ | March 12, 2010 | John Blake
    (CNN) -- An evangelical leader is calling for a boycott of Glenn Beck's television show and challenging the Fox News personality to a public debate after Beck vilified churches that preach economic and social justice. The Rev. Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners, a network of progressive Christians, says Beck perverted Jesus' message when he urged Christians last week to leave churches that preach social and economic justice. Wallis says Beck compared those churches to Communists and Nazis. Wallis says at least 20,000 people have already responded to his call to boycott Beck. He says Beck is confusing his personal philosophy...
  • Plea from the past: A call for spiritual strength in 1940 offers a lesson for today's appeasers

    03/10/2010 8:34:53 AM PST · by rhema · 2 replies · 207+ views
    WORLD ^ | March 13, 2010 | Joe Loconte
    To get a sense of how far, and for how long, liberal elites have strayed from America's bedrock moral and religious propositions, find a copy of Fortune magazine, circa 1940. An editorial in January of that year—the year of the Nazi Blitzkrieg in Europe—complained of a "declining emphasis on spiritual values." Yes, the editors of this icon of free-market capitalism lamented a drift away from the transcendent truths that helped bring American democracy into being. Even more remarkable, Fortune's lay prophets directed their anger at the nation's religious leadership. "We are asked to turn to the Church for our enlightenment,"...
  • Religious leaders agree on abortion in health care reform debate(obama said it ain't in there)

    08/20/2009 11:03:30 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 14 replies · 1,260+ views
    cnn ^ | 9/20/08 | CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart
    Rev. Jim Wallis, a progressive evangelical leader who sits on President Obama's advisory council on faith-based partnerships, and Tony Perkins, the president of conservative group the Family Research Council, expressed rare agreement Thursday about the role of abortion in the health care reform debate while appearing together on CNN's American Morning. Perkins pointed out that Republicans had submitted a number of amendments to health care reform legislation that would prohibit federal funding of abortion."Tony, I will support your effort to make sure that abortion is taken off the table in this debate," Wallis told his conservative counterpart, "I'm for that....
  • Marxist Mel's Martyrs

    07/07/2009 11:49:07 PM PDT · by FromLori · 1 replies · 339+ views
    Front Page ^ | 7/7/09
    During the 1970s and 1980s, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), then based in the United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill, vigorously lobbied for Nicaragua's Sandinista regime, the Cuban-style Marxist regime that shot its way to power in 1979. Today, WOLA pretends it is concerned about the rule of law in Honduras after the Honduran Congress and Supreme Court supported removing the leftist president for defying its constitution. WOLA and Jim Wallis' publication Sojourners have teamed up to spin Honduras' defense of its democracy as another example of a U.S.-supported, imperialist military coup. The constitutional coup in Honduras was...
  • Worshipping Obama

    01/29/2009 1:24:25 PM PST · by Victory111 · 6 replies · 395+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 1-29-09 | Mark D. Tooley
    Religious Left icon Jim Wallis of Sojourners sees Obama’s ascension almost eschatologically. “My prayers for decades have been answered in this minute,” Wallis breathlessly told The Washington Times after the inauguration, boasting of his friendship with Obama for years. “We’ve been talking faith and politics for a long time.” No doubt. Wallis, an old Religious Left activist of more than 40 years, is like aged Simeon in the Bible, whom the Holy Spirit had promised would not see death until the Lord’s Messiah had arrived. When the child Jesus was brought to the temple in Jerusalem, the on looking Simeon...
  • Religious leaders have new common ground [Obama-worship]

    01/21/2009 5:27:32 PM PST · by madprof98 · 24 replies · 858+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/23/09 | JIm Wallis
    Today, I will be joining with Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and Christian leaders at the National Prayer Service for our new president. Each of us will look different, sound different and hold different beliefs, but each of us will humbly offer words of hope and blessing for our country and its leaders. No matter all of the differences that the religious leaders assembled might have with one another, there is a common ground that has brought us all together. This common ground is the common good —- for our country and our world. A very new and yet very old role...
  • The Democrats’ Platform Plank on Abortion: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back?

    09/13/2008 12:59:02 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies · 271+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 9/12/08 | Dr. Richard Land
    Much has been made of the Democratic Party’s new platform plank on abortion. Jim Wallis has hailed the new language as “an historic step forward.” Is it? Well, Sen. Obama says that “words matter,” so let’s examine the actual words. It is true that the Democrats did add language stating that the party “strongly supports a woman’s decision to have a child by ensuring access to and availability of programs for pre and post natal health care, parenting skills, income support, and caring adoption programs.” This is good to know and does provide a certain moral symmetry to their promotion...
  • Iran's Ahmadinejad talks to US Christians

    02/25/2007 4:02:36 PM PST · by stan_sipple · 33 replies · 888+ views ^ | 2-25-2007 |
    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday said Iran bore no hatred towards the United States as he held talks with American Christians in a rare official contact with visitors from Tehran's arch enemy. State television showed Ahmadinejad meeting with a dozen American representatives from various Christian orders who are in Iran for a week-long visit to promote peace and dialogue between the foes. "The Iranian nation does not have any feeling of hatred and opposition towards the American people and we believe that all people are respectful and given the common grounds people have, they could achieve peace and justice," Ahmadinejad...
  • Sojourning Socialists (IBD Series: The Audacity Of Socialism)

    09/09/2008 7:46:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 275+ views
    IBDEditorials ^ | September 9, 2008
    Election '08: Barack Obama has joined forces with a white socialist he calls a "good friend" — the Rev. Jim Wallis, founder of "Sojourners." He too believes in "liberation theology," sans the black nationalism. In fact, Wallis is the white version of Jeremiah Wright, sans the black rage.In addition to publishing "Sojourners" magazine, Wallis runs Call to Renewal — a network of liberal churches and activist groups "committed to ending poverty and racism." Wright once joined Wallis at the U.S. Capitol in an anti-poverty "preach-in" sponsored by Call to Renewal. Wallis and his Washington-based operation have essentially replaced Wright and...
  • Beyond Palin's Personality

    09/05/2008 5:13:21 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 8 replies · 172+ views
    Sojourners Magazine (SojoMail) ^ | 9/4/08 | Jim Wallis
    While many conservatives have known and admired Sarah Palin for some time, most Americans do not know her. So the intense media focus on the new Republican vice-presidential nominee was to be expected. But some of it has been inappropriate, especially when reporters go after the Palin family's choices. The suggestion that running for vice president with a 5-month-old special-needs child and a pregnant 17-year-old daughter should make her suspect as a mother is a blatant double standard that would not be applied to a male candidate. All four candidates should indeed focus on the needs of their families, and...
  • Rick Warren Sells Out to Libs on CNN

    08/16/2008 4:03:23 PM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 16 replies · 116+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | August 15 2008 | Ken Shepherd
    Two days ago I excerpted from an open letter to Rick Warren over at Red State calling on the California pastor to post questions to the presidential candidates, particularly Barack Obama, on pro-life concerns. Today, Red State editor Erick Erickson has given up any hope that tomorrow's "Compassionate Leader" forum will be anything but a CNN-televised sop to the Left (emphasis Erickson's): Warren says he is going to get "Faith in Public Life" to help him come up with the questions to ask McCain and Obama. Who is "Faith in Public Life"? From the link: Jim Wallis is America's foremost...
  • Look who's asking the questions for McCain and Obama forum

    08/16/2008 3:58:19 PM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 5 replies · 88+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Aug 16 2008 | Ed Lasky
    The Compassionate Leader Fourm that Barack Obama will be appearing in front of at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church will formualte questions developed by a group called Faith in Public Life. Among the members of this group are Jim Winkler and Jim Wallis: Their bios: *Jim Winkler, General Secretary of the United Methodist Church's General Board of Church and Society, who also sits on the board (with Communist Party USA leader Judith LeBlanc) of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. *Jim Wallis is also a member. He, too, has problematic views towards Israel and a pre-existing and warm relationship...
  • JIM WALLIS: Faith Succeeding Where Politics Has Failed

    05/28/2008 7:38:55 AM PDT · by Terriergal · 36 replies · 170+ views
    In an era of broken politics and bad religion, faith is making a serious comeback as a force for social change, says Christian author and speaker Jim Wallis.Mon, May. 26, 2008 Posted: 08:58:18 AM EST LONDON – In an era of broken politics and bad religion, faith is making a serious comeback as a force for social change, says Christian author and speaker Jim Wallis. Speaking at the U.K. launch of his new book, “Seven Ways to Change the World,” in central London Sunday night, Wallis said Christianity is reviving and that it is time for Christians to answer the...
  • Barack Obama, Jeremiah Wright, and Racism in America

    03/15/2008 10:19:47 AM PDT · by TheNewPundit · 19 replies · 634+ views
    I'm A Pundit Too ^ | 3/15/2008 | Doug Ragan
    On the question “Is America ready for a Black President?” I think we need to first ask if Black America is ready for a Black President. It seems that no one in politics can go five minutes without sticking a foot in the mouth, or without someone else doing it on their behalf. Geraldine Ferraro made a comment about Obama being ahead only because he is black, firmly placing her foot inside Hillary’s mouth. And this week, a few news services finally picked up on what is in fact a very old story about the very racist and anti-American teachings...
  • Begging forgiveness of Islam? by JOSEPH FARAH

    11/29/2007 6:28:10 AM PST · by alpha-8-25-02 · 16 replies · 69+ views
    Begging forgiveness of Islam? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: November 27, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern It was predictable in this age of wishful thinking. After 138 Muslim leaders last month wrote an open letter to Christendom calling ostensibly for peaceful coexistence and mutual understanding, self-proclaimed Christian leaders and other celebrity Christians took the bait. The appropriate response would have been to search their own Scriptures, to get down on their knees to beseech God to give them wisdom, to seek the counsel of others, particularly those expert on Islam, history and the persecution of the church in Muslim lands. Instead, some get-along-with-the-world Christians...
  • Prophet for Political Profit Reverend of the Left.

    11/13/2007 11:31:06 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 20 replies · 125+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 11-13-07 | Peter Wehner
    I believe that Dick Cheney is a liar; that Donald Rumsfeld is also a liar; and that George W. Bush was, and is, clueless about how to be the president of the United States. ...They have shamed our beloved nation in the world by this war and the shameful way they have fought it. Almost 4,000 young Americans are dead because of the lies of this administration, tens of thousands more wounded and maimed for life, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis also dead, and 400 billion dollars wasted—because of their lies, incompetence, and corruption. But I don’t favor impeachment, as...
  • Tony Campolo: The Marxist Delusion and a Christian Evangelist (Wallis, Sojourners, Campolo,Sider)

    05/17/2007 8:09:40 PM PDT · by Terriergal · 6 replies · 440+ views
    Christian Worldview Network ^ | 03/01/2007 | David Noebel
    By David Noebel Posted: 03/01/2007 Tony Campolo: The Marxist Delusion and a Christian Evangelist By David A. Noebel           I have just finished reading Tony Campolo’s book Letters to a Young Evangelical.  Published by Basic Books and copyrighted by Campolo in 2006, this work gives the reader an amazing look into the mind and heart of a radical sociologist on a mission—to establish the Kingdom of God on earth.  The cannon fodder for establishing this Kingdom is the poor, the wretched, the oppressed, the naked, the downtrodden, and the proletariat.  The chief tool to bring about this Kingdom is “progressive politics”...
  • Jim Wallis: Falwell's Legacy (BARF)

    05/17/2007 9:27:12 PM PDT · by Terriergal · 3 replies · 396+ views (God's Politics Blog) ^ | 5/17/2007 | Jim Wallis
    Thursday, May 17, 2007 Jim Wallis: Falwell's Legacy I watched much of the cable television coverage of Jerry Falwell’s death and legacy. And I did a lot of grimacing, both from the uncritical adulations of his allies (who just passed over the divisive character of much of Falwell’s rhetoric), and also from the ugly vitriol from some of Falwell’s enemies (who attacked both his character and his faith). And there were even some who attacked all people of faith. I ended up being glad that I passed up all the invitations to be on those shows. On the day...
  • Jim Wallis: Polarizer or Unifier?

    04/18/2007 1:43:18 PM PDT · by Terriergal · 3 replies · 450+ views ^ | April 17, 2007 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    Jim Wallis: Polarizer or UnifierBy Janice Shaw CrouseTuesday, April 17, 2007 Jim Wallis has devoted his whole career to trying to force the round peg of leftist ideology into the square hole of biblical orthodoxy. When he wrote his "vision" designed to "transcend" the ideologies of the religious left and right, he ended up further polarizing instead of unifying the two evangelical movements. He rails against the "political language" of the right as well as the tendency of conservative evangelicals, in his opinion, to claim their use of scripture as authoritative. In so doing, Wallis hoists himself on his...
  • The Religious Right's Era Is Over

    02/17/2007 6:23:04 AM PST · by NYer · 419 replies · 6,179+ views
    Time ^ | February 16, 2007 | Jim Wallis
    As I have traveled around the country, one line in my speeches always draws cheers: "The monologue of the Religious Right is over, and a new dialogue has now begun." We have now entered the post-Religious Right era. Though religion has had a negative image in the last few decades, the years ahead may be shaped by a dynamic and more progressive faith that will make needed social change more possible. In the churches, a combination of deeper compassion and better theology has moved many pastors and congregations away from the partisan politics of the Religious Right. In politics,...
  • MahonyFest 2007 - Jim Wallis a key speaker

    02/03/2007 2:52:16 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies · 427+ views
    Closed Cafeteria ^ | February 1, 2007 | Gerald Augustinus
    You may remember MahonyFest 2006 with dread. The Religious Education Congress in LA showcases the cardinal's violations of liturgical norms, bad taste in music, gimpy wanna be pop stars and the oddest dancing this side of "Hair". Then there are the speakers, some of which make one wonder. Every day has a main speaker. On Saturday it's a priest specializing in "social justice". The Sunday address will be given by Jim Wallis. Who's Jim Wallis? Another "social justice" guy. Or rather, "socialist justice". A Protestant married to an Anglican priestess, he's as left as it gets. He founded the magazine...
  • Why the Christian left is not

    01/12/2007 11:43:16 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 47 replies · 1,226+ views ^ | 1/12/07 | Kevin McCullough
    For the Christian left to claim connection to true Christianity is to deny its leftist tendencies, and for them to claim connection to the aims of the political left is to deny its Christianity. They seem to share more anger for fellow Christians than they do toward evil. And this reality, while unexplainable, is nevertheless present and growing in influence. This week I entertained one of the main spokesmen for the movement, Dr. Tony Campolo. I asked him directly why his new book, "Letters to a Young Evangelical," seemed to have such great disdain for the Christian right. He responded,...
  • The Religious Left's Rebuttal: Harry Reid asks Jim Wallis to speak for the Democrats.

    12/13/2006 3:52:24 PM PST · by rhema · 12 replies · 317+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/13/2006 | Mark D. Tooley
    ON SATURDAY, December 2, incoming-Senate majority leader Harry Reid asked Jim Wallis, the liberal religious activist, to give the Democrats' official response to President Bush's weekly radio address. It was a curious, odd moment--the equivalent of Republicans inviting Jerry Falwell to respond on their behalf to a Democratic president. "The senator thought a non-partisan religious leader could speak to the moral values our nation needs," Wallis explained beforehand to his Sojourners constituency. Wallis, author of the best-selling God's Politics and a once angry-toned 1960s street activist has in recent years attempted to become the chief spokesman for the evangelical left....