The Common Good
January 2012 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)

January 2012 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)

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COVER

America the Exceptional
What kind of nation are we called to be: arrogantly superior or humbly exemplary?
By Brian D. McLaren


FEATURES

All in the Family
What happens when several generations share one roof?
By Michaela Bruzzese

Poisoning Eden
Indigenous and church leaders stand against open-pit mining.
By Denali DeGraf

Critical Mass
Fifty years after Vatican II, will a new generation of lay Catholics lead prophetic change?
By Karen Sue Smith

The Way of Peace and Grace
How Paul wrestled with violent passages in the Hebrew Bible.
By Derek Flood


CULTURE WATCH

Forgive and Forget? Contrition vs. Healing
Reviews: War and the American Difference; Orange Alert; Fasting for Ramadan. Interview: civil rights leader Gardner C.Taylor.
By Brittany Shoot

Eyes & Ears: To Much Talk?
By Danny Duncan Collum

On Film: Anonymous and Margin Call
By Gareth Higgins


COMMENTARY

A Turning Point on Immigration?
A conference at Cedarville University shows new political boundary-crossing in the Christian college world.
By Lisa Sharon Harper

Grassroots on the Farm
Populism sprouts again among many family farmers.
By Peter Richard Oswald

In Pursuit of the Common Good
What does individualism have to do with Christianity? Not much.
By David P. Gushee


COLUMNS

Hearts & Minds: Iraq: It's Finally Over--and It Was Wrong
By Jim Wallis

Bridges: When Faith is Attacked
By Eboo Patel

Global Engagement: Gratitude for the 'Better Men'
By Lynne Hybels

H'rumphs: Do Superheroes Get the Flu?
By Ed Spivey Jr.


DEPARTMENTS

Letters
| Violent Movie | Feel the Love? | First Things |

Poetry: Trumpet
By Annie Deppe

Short Takes: Catherine Rowan
Interviewed by Elizabeth Palmberg

Living the Word: The Freedom to Choose Life
By Enuma Okoro