The Common Good
December 2005 Sojourners

December 2005 Sojourners

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Vital Signs
Congregations find passion and purpose by blending ancient traditions and contemporary action.
by Diana Butler Bass

Faith: Not a Private Practice
New Community Covenant Church, Chicago.
by Steve Thorngate

Many Cultures, One Spirit
Southside Presbyterian Church, Tucson.
by Celeste Kennel-Shank

Remember Whose You Are
Shiloh Baptist Church, Washington, D.C.
by Molly Marsh

Features

Everything He Touched Turned to Community
Whether founding schools or fixing toilets, Nelson good embodied community and faithful living.
by Daniel Charles

The Gospel of Conflict
Struggle and longing in the book of Matthew.
by William Loader

Speaking of Maybe
Why blessed uncertainty is the language of Advent.
by Andrew J. Hoeksema

Editorials

The Other Disaster
Overcoming the mythology of AIDS.
by Dale Hanson Bourke

Missing the Kairos Moment?
The U.N. World Summit comes up short.
by Debayani Kar

Intelligent Religion
Are science and faith really incompatible?
by Ted Peters

Between the Lines
| Mind the Gap | Principled Immigration Reform | A Plumpy'nut Christmas | Airing the Future | Troops Come Home Now | Out of Sight, Out of Mind? | News Bites |

Columns


Hearts & Minds: When I First Met Bonhoeffer
I had mostly experienced an American Christianity without Christ.
by Jim Wallis

Macrowave: The System is Broken
We are stuck with half-baked measures to contain runaway medical costs.
by David Batstone

The Hungry Spirit: Rabble Rousing
The arrest slip identified my 'property' as a Bible, a set of keys, and shoelaces.
by Rose Marie Berger

Eyes & Ears: Agents of Power
Can democracy survive without an adversarial press?
by Danny Duncan Collum

H'rumphs: Thar They Blow...
FEMA has announced a bold new initiative: Third Responders.
by Ed Spivey Jr.

Departments

Living the Word: The Beauty of Justice
Peace, salvation, and the reign of God arrive with beauty and song.
by Robert Roth

Poetry: The Child Jesus Speaks
by Debra Rienstra

Letters
| Keep Measured Tones | Trouble Spots | Don Wagner Reponds |

Reviews


Participating in the Divine
Ron Hansen talks about stories, faith, and being a 'Christian writer.'
by Dale Brown

Cultural Collisions
Film: Crash
Reviewed by Craig Detweiler

Seeking Mystery Together
Music: Out Beyond Ideas by David Wilcox.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Green

New and Noteworthy
Film: Three Faiths, One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam by Gerald Krell and Myer Odze.
Film: Dying to Live: A Migrant's Journey directed by Bill Groody
Book: Rethinking Mathematics: Teaching Social Justice by the Numbers edited by Eric Gutstein and Bob Peterson
Book: Into the Wardrobe: C.S. Lewis and the Narnia Chronicles by David Downing
Reviewed by Molly Marsh

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Weight: 3.9167 oz.
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