My ‘Chicago Declaration’ story


David Swartz has posted a nice tribute to John Perkins. I had the privilege of spending some time with Perkins at various conferences and Christian Community Development Association events back in the day, and drove him to and from the airport a bunch of times when he came to Philly. He richly deserves such tributes.Swartz' post is an excerpt from his book Moral Minority: The Evangelical Left in an Age of Conservatism. One of the main events Swartz discusses in that book is the 1973 co … [Read more...]

Jim Wallis sounds an uncertain trumpet on marriage equality


"If the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle?" -- 1 Corinthians 14:8 Evangelical author Jim Wallis, a longtime peace and anti-poverty activist, has finally announced his support for marriage equality. Or, rather, has finally conceded that he will no longer oppose same-sex marriage.What Wallis actually said, in an interview with Marc Lamont Hill of Huffington Post, was this: WALLIS: We're losing marriage in this society. I'm worried about that -- among low … [Read more...]