The Common Good

Ryan Herring

Marketing and Circulation Assistant

Ryan is the marketing assistant at Sojourners. In this position, he is able to creatively express and contribute to the mission of Sojourners through a unique blend of graphic design and customer service.

He is a native of Baltimore, Md., but has spent significant time living and studying in almost every region of the country. Ryan earned his bachelor’s degree in religious studies from Oakland City University in Oakland City, Ind.

From a young age Ryan was exposed to the biblical call for social justice by his family, church, and early education. He considers the opportunity to work at Sojourners a blessing and a solid foundation for the lifetime journey of living out this call.

In his free time Ryan enjoys freelance graphic design, playing all sports (mainly basketball and football), playing video games, reading, and blogging for The Ghetto Monk.

Blog Posts by Ryan Herring

Posted by Ryan Herring 28 weeks 1 day ago
Over the past three weeks there have been four separate incidents that have led to the deaths of four unarmed black men at the hands of police. For many black people, myself included, the moments...
Posted by Ryan Herring 29 weeks 2 days ago
Saturday marked the third time since Israel began military operations in Gaza on July 8 that I let my voice be heard. I stood and marched alongside some 20,000 other individuals that like me have...
Posted by Ryan Herring 1 year 5 weeks ago
I had the idea for this blog post a couple weeks ago, but I thought it best to wait until around this time to release it. Just two weeks into the new year, this is usually the stage in...
Posted by Ryan Herring 1 year 13 weeks ago
Following the success of the History Channel's mini-series, The Bible, which appeared weekly last March, Hollywood seems to have renewed an avenue in which Biblical adaptations are allowed...
Posted by Ryan Herring 1 year 17 weeks ago
On the opening night of the Yeezus Tour, multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning rapper Kanye West brought out an actor to portray Jesus during his concert in Seattle. Most of the time when I see "...

Articles by Ryan Herring

Black Prophetic Fire. Beacon Press. 

Ryan Herring reads Langston Hughes' "Harlem" as photos of Ferguson are displayed.

Was the explosion in Ferguson a moment—or the begining of a movement? 

Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart. IVP Books.