Bloggers witness World Vision’s good work

Several terrific bloggers I follow are visiting Sri Lanka this week with World Vision, an evangelical relief and development NGO that does important work all over the world. Among the writers I follow on this trip are: Tony Jones (Theoblogy), Joy Bennett (Joy in This Journey), Matthew Paul Turner (Jesus Needs New PR), Darrell Dow [Read More…]

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Akin to be

“That’s not so much outrageous as just so wildly ignorant that you wonder whether someone like that has any business on the local school board let alone in Congress. But even this turns out to be a commonly held belief within the pro-life movement.” “The tubes are spastic.” “Willke claims that he got a private [Read More…]

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More notes from the class struggle

“In the years since the collapse of 2008, the existence of mass unemployment has stopped being something the economic powers that be even pretend to regard as a crisis.” “I’m not a U.S. company and I don’t make decisions based on what’s good for the U.S.” “Why are these wealthy white guys so angry at [Read More…]

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Study reveals church-goers give more to churches than people who don’t go to church give to those churches

Here’s a headline from Christianity Today: “Religious States Donate More to Charity Than Secular States.” It’s about a new report from the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The problem with that headline is that, well, that’s not actually what the study says. From CT’s Melissa Steffan: According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Americans in Utah, Mississippi, Alabama, [Read More…]

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Rep. Todd Akin’s views typical in anti-abortion religious right

Missouri Rep. Todd Akin’s future as the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate may be decided today. It seems to come down to a clash between the party establishment — campaign strategists and party officials — and the religious right. The politicos view Akin as damaged goods and want him to withdraw from the race [Read More…]

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Rep. Todd Akin’s views typical in southern PCA churches

So right now there’s a political and media firestorm over a creepy white Southern man after he said some appalling and untrue things about the victims of rape. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., was caught off-guard by the response to his comments, because he wasn’t saying anything new. He was simply repeating things he’d heard said, [Read More…]

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Such a lonely word

Jamelle Bouie: “Why Romney keeps lying about Obama and welfare” It’s been three weeks since Mitt Romney first took fire for asserting that the Obama administration “gutted” work requirements in welfare. When the first ad was released, PolitiFact took the lead in debunking its claim that under Obama’s plan, “they just send you your welfare [Read More…]

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Rep. Todd Akin exposes the horrific immorality of moralism

This post is about a tea-party Republican politician’s understanding of sex, morality and rape. So consider that a trigger warning for anyone who views the first two as Good Things and the last one as a horrific crime (this guy disagrees on all three counts). Evan McMorris-Santoro of Talking Points Memo seems to have had [Read More…]

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