The Common Good
February 2004 Sojourners

February 2004 Sojourners

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Why the Evangelical Church Needs the Liberal Church
A Presbyterian split would be a serious setback for Reformed orthodoxy.
by Richard Mouw

Why the Liberal Church Needs the Evangelical Church
What if instead of bemoaning our estrangement, we embraced it as a gift?
by Barbara Wheeler

Features

Liberation Without War
Is there a nonviolent way to overthrow dictators and achieve democracy?
by Jack DuVall

Border Crosses
Rather than stopping illegal entry, the 5-mile-long border fence dividing Douglas, Arizona, and Agua Prieta, Mexico, resulted in the deaths of at least 370 people in 2003.
by Rick Reinhard

Building Hope
Faith-based initiatives tackle the affordable housing crisis.
by Stacia M. Brown

Sex, Lies, and Life on the Evangelical Edge
An interview with Philip Yancey, the best-selling Christian author who is surprised at how much he gets away with.
Interviewed by Jim Wallis

Editorials

Privatizing Medicare
The bill will force millions to pay more for drugs, not less.
by Harry C. Kiely

An Open Letter to Young Activists
There are things in life worth being for - and things worth being against.
by Duane Shank

Always Low Wages
Where would Jesus shop? Not Wal-Mart.
by Brian Bolton

Between the Lines
| Are These Your Kids? | A Life of Compassion | Reuters vs. Methodists | The Making of Southern Justice | Shareholders Pounce on Predators | Melchizedek's Munchies | News Bites |

Columns


Hearts & Minds: The Democrats' Religion Problem
by Jim Wallis

The Hungry Spirit: Keeping and Eye on Things
by Rose Marie Berger

Macrowave: It's How You Play the Game
Personal integrity, it seems, has become an endangered species.
by David Batstone

Eyes & Ears: Keeping it Real
Sam Phillips spread the blues, broke racial barriers - and left a mixed legacy.
by Danny Duncan Collum

H'rumphs: The Bible's Better Half
The Bible has one problem: They left out half the good stuff.
by Ed Spivey Jr.

Departments

Living the Word
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C
by Michaela Bruzzese

Poetry: Santa Barbara, California
by Demetria Martinez

Letters
| Life-and-Death Democracy | Step Away from the Cash Register | Bible vs. Buffy |

Reviews


Windows into War
The quiet outrage of James Nachtwey's photography.
by Ryan Beiler

Lost in the Woods
Book: Our Lady of the Forest by David Guterson.
Reviewed by Andrea Jeyaveeran

Star-Spangled Salvation
Book: Captain America and the Crusade Against Evil: The Dilemma of Zealous Nationalism by Robert Jewett and John Shelton Lawrence.
Reviewed by J.R. Burkholder

Necessary Words
Book: The Earth Moves at Midnight by Muray Bodo
Reviewed by Rose Marie Berger

New and Noteworthy
Book: How to Teach Peace to Children by Anne Meyer Byler
Audio: And Night Shall End by West Coast Mennonite Chamber Choir
Film: The Friendship Village directed by Michelle Mason
Book: The Saints' Guide to Happiness: Everyday Wisdom from the Lives of the Saints by Robert Ellsberg
Compiled by Molly Marsh

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