The Common Good
April 2007 Sojourners

April 2007 Sojourners

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The Overlooked Schism
America's religious communities and the battle over government.
by E.J. Dionne Jr.

For the Common Good
A biblical perspective on the role of government.
by Ronald J. Sider

A Rubicon Crossed
The church consensus is solidifying on the need to save the planet.
by Jim Rice

Healing the Sick
Taking the church's temperature on health care.
by Molly Marsh

Spare Change and Social Change
Individual efforts and social responsibility go hand-in-hand.
by Julie Polter

Twin Towers vs. the Ninth Ward
The biggest obstacle to proper preparedness might well be ideology.
by Rose Marie Berger

Features

With Eyes to See
Megachurch leaders Kay Warren and Lynne Hybels confront the challenges of HIV/AIDS, personally and globally.
by Bob Smietana

Dreaming America
Forty years after Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the "Beyond Vietnam" speech, what does it mean for America today? A conversation with historian and scholar Vincent G. Harding.
by Rose Marie Berger

Web Exclusive: Extended Interview with Vincent G. Harding
by Rose Marie Berger

Regaining a Moral Compass
The ongoing truth of King's vision.
by Elizabeth McAlister

Crime and Sacrifice
What does the cross tell us about the ethics of capital punishment?
by Tobias Winright

Resisting the Death Spiral
Capital punishment is about vengeance, not justice.
by Howard Zehr

On Giving and Receiving
How can Christian live out the commands of Mathew 25 - without the pity?
by Todd Billings

Editorials

A Nuclear Surge
Bush's costly, illegal, and dangerous weapons buildup.
by Frida Berrigan

Earth in the Balance
The faith community will need to step up its role as protectors of creation.
by Alan Betts

Stem Cell Choices
What does it mean to use life to give life?
by Chap Clark

Between the Lines
| Poverty Goes Suburban | Beauty, Bracelets and Brainpower | Restorative Justice | Housing a Firm Foundation | News Bites | Woof! Alleluia! Woof! |

Columns

Hearts & Minds: All Hands on Deck
Scripture suggests a clear role for government in ensuring the common good.
by Jim Wallis

The Hungry Spirit: Bewildered Am I
Bewilderment is not momentary confusion. It is becoming fundamentally displaced.
by Rose Marie Berger

Eyes & Ears: An Apostle to the Hip
These are the anti-megachurches.
by Danny Duncan Collum

H'rumphs: Oh Sure, Blame the Problem!
We cannot rest on our laurel, once we find out what it is.
by Ed Spivey Jr.

Departments

Living the Word: Cinema Paradiso
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary Cycle C.
by Malinda Elizabeth Berry

Poetry: Halleluyah, YO!
by Clifford Rivera

Letters
| Research Needed | Code Words |

Reviews

Road Map to Peace - or Destruction?
Three evangelicals on the challenges of Israel-Palestine.
Book: Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid by Jimmy Carter
Book: Christian Zionism by Stephen Sizer
Book: Jerusalem Countdown by John Hagee.
Reviewed by Charles Kimball

Spiritual Revolutionaries
Book: Living Faith: How Faith Inspires Social Justice by Curtis Paul DeYoung.
Reviewed by Amy Ard

The "E" Word
Book: A Jew Among the Evangelicals: A Guide for the Perplexed by Mark Pinsky.
Reviewed by Steve Thorngate

New and Noteworthy
Book: Living the Sabbath by Norman Wirzba.
Film: China Blue
Music: African Spirit
Film: Knocking
Reviewed by Laurel Rae Mathewson