Category Archives: Politics

Fritz Eichenberg’s The Labor Cross

I recently finished reading the book Works of Mercy, a select compilation (by Robert Ellsberg) of Fritz Eichenberg’s wood engravings from The Catholic Worker newspaper. The art is supplemented with essays, article excerpts, and quotes relating to social justice. I’ve … Continue reading

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Roundup: Terrorism, evangelism, prayer, gay marriage, and falling plates

“Not all terrorism is equal” by David Rothkopf: Puts the Boston Marathon attack in a global perspective. “The same day as the Boston Marathon attack, scores of ordinary people were killed in coordinated terror bombings across Iraq. On Saturday, an … Continue reading

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Be a thermostat, not a thermometer

As a fitting follow-up to yesterday’s post, here is a challenge to the church given by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his 1963 Letter from a Birmingham Jail. (If you have never read this letter in its … Continue reading

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Tee Time: Jesus 2012

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Two 2012 Election Season Initiatives

#JesusIsMyCandidate: This meme started as a sermon series at Burke United Methodist Church in Burke, Virginia, last month. The rules: Every evening at 9 p.m. until Election Day, share a personal testimony or prophetic statement about Jesus with the hashtag #JesusIsMyCandidate. … Continue reading

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Roundup: Being Christlike in political discourse; polygamy in the OT; Indian depictions of Christ; how to be a good neighbor

“7 Things Christians Need to Remember About Politics” by Bryan Roberts: “Political discourse is the Las Vegas of Christianity—the environment in which our sin is excused. Hate is winked at, fear is perpetuated and strife is applauded. Go wild, Christ-follower. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Red Letter Revolution

“Red Letter Christianity” is the name of a nonpartisan political/religious movement that aims to see the red letters of the Bible (the words attributed to Jesus) translated into social policy. Red Letter Christians align themselves with Jesus’s platform, committing themselves … Continue reading

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