The Common Good

Jeannie Choi

Former Web Editor and Intern at Sojourners

Jeannie hails from the lush suburbs of San Diego, where it is just as common to see birds of paradise growing along the freeway as it is to see a gleaming red arrow pointing you to hamburger heaven, otherwise known as In-N-Out. By the time she graduated high school, the comforts of home proved to be too, well, comfortable! And so she left to brave the frigid winters of Pittsburgh, where she studied English literature and professional writing at Carnegie Mellon University. After four years, the masochist in her decided she needed to subject herself to more bad weather, and so she moved to Wheaton, Ill., to study American church history at Wheaton College. There she learned that while cold is bad, cold plus wind is even worse. She returned home, hung up her down parka, and finally entered the working world as an editor at Outreach Magazine and youth pastor at Temecula Calvary Korean Church. After many late deadline nights and trips to Pinkberry with her students, God called her to Sojourners in Washington, D.C. She couldn’t be happier.

These days, Jeannie spends most of her time fiddling with syntax, thinking up new web initiatives, and learning from veteran Sojourners editors. Her idea of a perfect afternoon includes black coffee, a good book, and her magnificent sister.

Blog Posts by Jeannie Choi

Posted by Jeannie Choi 2 years 35 weeks ago
Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week: Sandwich coasters are fun. Guy lets the world use his Starbucks card for free. Voters put corn kernels into...
Posted by Jeannie Choi 2 years 36 weeks ago
Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week: These videos will surely make you want to travel the world: Move, Learn, Eat. Any Bon Iver fans? I missed...
Posted by Jeannie Choi 2 years 37 weeks ago
Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week: Moving photos of the memorials in Norway. The racial wealth gap continues to grow wider. Would you eat it?...
Posted by Jeannie Choi 2 years 38 weeks ago
Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week: Our prayers extend to the people of Norway. Lord, have mercy. Why voter ID laws will disenfranchise women. (HT...
Posted by Jeannie Choi 2 years 39 weeks ago
photo © 2009 Ted Major | more info (via: Wylio)Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week: How do you like your chocolate chip cookies? (Personally, I...

Articles by Jeannie Choi

A new, more civil conversation is emerging with gays and lesbians on evangelical campuses.

An Arab Christian works -- person by person and block by block -- to bring Muslims and Christians together in Jordan.

How online tools are transforming the way social change happens.

In 1958, Bernard Lafayette was 19 years old and a student at American Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee, when his life changed.

Bernard Lafayette, a leader in the civil rights movement and teacher of nonviolence, discusses lunch counter sit-ins, Martin Luther King Jr., and the challenges and victories of nonviolent movement.