Tag Archives: Sojourners

Can the past point us to the future?

October 24, 2012

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Swartz guides us down the baby boomer’s memory lane, evoking images of flames in Watts, Newark, and Detroit – and black arm bands and student marches and tear gas and police riots and F-4’s and B-52’s and U.S. marines dodging Hue’s snipers in the Tet Offensive. Through it all, I couldn’t help but mourn over the what-if’s: What if the Evangelical Left saw nuances and shades? What if some of its youthful, bulldog leaders possessed the politician’s wisdom and forged alliances with enlightened conservatives? What if the American Old Left, grounded in pro-religious New Deal liberalism and often embraced by evangelicals, had survived the assault of the fervently secular New Left, which scared off many Americans and tainted the “liberal” label?

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Spirituality & Occupy Wall Street: Leaders at the scene

October 15, 2011


Faith leaders have joined the “Occupy Wall Street” throngs and and have given us their thoughts. Some samples …

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Decoding the real problem wrapped in our budget

April 8, 2011


Can we see? Can we hear? Can we rinse out our psychological earwax and listen for sounds from beyond our culture’s white noise? Can we decipher the call of Ronald Sider, Jim Wallace, Richard Cizik, Shane Claiborne, Andy Crouch, Kim Phipps, Richard Mouw, Joel Hunter, and Tony Hall? We can alter our assumptions and renew ourselves …

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