The Common Good
January-February 2001 Sojourners

January-February 2001 Sojourners

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Is God a Rams Fan?
If Kurt Warner is correct, maybe God studies the sports pages and fidgets with the remote control on Sunday afternoons like millions of American men.
by Randall Balmer

Features

The God Beat
In newsrooms around the country, religion is no longer a dead-end assignment�but the media still have a long way to go before they get it right.
by John Dart

Filling the 'Religion Gap'
by Bob Abernathy

The Spotlight Will Find You
by Lynn Neary

To Quicken, Arouse, and Inspire
by Martin E. Marty

Truth Held Hostage
by Barbara Reynolds

Passion and Controversy
by Peggy Wehmeyer

Which Religions to Cover?
by Adelle M. Banks

In a Godly Way
by Dale Hanson Bourke

Wanted: Insiders
by Cal Thomas

Good Evening, Liberated Serbia!
by Rose Marie Berger

What's Right With This Picture?
Some of the wealthiest people in America are seeking justice instead of tax shelters.
by Holly J. Lebowitz

Bosses for a Living Wage
While initially costing a company more in wages, a living wage stimulates an "upward spiral" of indirect benefits to the company.
by Holly J. Lebowitz

Doers Profile: Roger Rath
by Julie Polter

A Caged Bird Sings
Filipino Karl Gaspar spent 22 months in a Marcos prison. This is the truth he found there.
Interview with Karl Gaspar by Rose Marie Berger

Commentary

Something to Celebrate!
Considering that two years ago Congress had little interest in the issue, the action is nothing short of a miracle.
by Marie Dennis

Unfoolish Consistency
Moral principles, not politics, guide the bishops.
by Jim Rice

A Cry for Atonement
Peace will only be achieved when Israel embraces the Palestinian people.
by Rabbi Michael Lerner

The Invisible Issue
Military spending cuts still a taboo.
by Duane Shank

It's a Wrap
You think ads are everywhere? You ain't seen nothing yet.
by Julie Polter

Columns

Hearts & Minds: It Was a Tie
by Jim Wallis

Macrowave: A Fig Tree of One's Own
Grameen Bank operates beyond the bottom line to benefit those at the bottom of the line.
by David Batstone

The Hungry Spirit: Eyes Wide Open
"You don't know what it's like to have a husband, small children, and a congregation. There's no time for prayer."
by Nancy Hastings Sehested

Eyes & Ears: Free Citizens or Spoiled Children?
Who owns our culture? Who decides what our songs and stories will be?
by Danny Duncan Collum

H'rumphs: Electoral Shock
by Ed Spivey Jr.

Culture Watch

Fiddling While Rome Burns
It's 'Christian,' it's 'music'�but is it art?
Book: The Rock & Roll Rebellion: Why People of Faith Abandoned Rock Music--And Why They're Coming Back by Mark Joseph.
Book: At the Crossroads: An Insiders Look at the Past, Present, and Future of Contemporary Christian Music by Charlie Peacock.
Book: Apostles of Rock: The Splintered World of Contemporary Christian Music by Jay R. Howard and John M. Streck
Reviewed by Tag Evers

Our Man Johnny
Music: Love, God, and Murder by Johnny Cash.
Reviewed by Kimberly Burge and Kvn Burge

Each Side is Right. And Wrong.
Book: God's Name in Vain: The Wrongs and Rights of Religion in Politics by Stephen Carter.
Reviewed by Amy Sullivan

Honkey Payback
Book: Honky by Dalton Conley.
Reviewed by Aaron McCarroll Gallegos

Nonviolent Legacies
Book: Peace is the Way: Writings on Nonviolence from the Fellowship of Reconciliation by Walter Wink.
Reviewed by Dan Buchanan

The Indwelling Word
Book : The Word on the Street: Performing the Scriptures in the Urban Context by Stanley Saunders and Charles Campbell.
Reviewed by Eric DeBode

New and Noteworthy
Book: Fathering Words by E. Ethelbert Miller.
Music: Audible Sigh by Bill Mallonee.
Book: Best Christian Writing 2000 by John Wilson.
Book: Economic Apartheid in America by Chuck Collins and Felice Yeskel.
Compiled by Molly Marsh and Beth Newberry

Departments

Between the Lines
| Jury: Generals "Not Guilty" | Tinseltown Loses Its Pastor | Save the Chickens | You want salsa with that Mujerista? | In Memory of Her | The Grim Sweeper | News Bites | Peace Talks at SOA | Don't Mess with Texas | Building Supplies | No Comment |

Living the Word: Saying Yes Anyway
We commit to proclaiming and living the good news, even when doing so seems absurd.
by Michaela Bruzzese

Groundswell: The Shaw Redemption
"Art has the power to heal spiritual, emotional, and physical brokenness."
by Larry Bellinger

Connections: Bringing people together.
by Beth Isaacson

Poetry: Street Person, Portland, Maine
by Linda McCarriston

Letters
| The Body Politic | Politically Green | Appalachian Dreaming | Volunteer Grants | A Pseudo-Issue | Unlikely Miracles | Miracles of Mercy | Avoiding Spiritual Elitism |

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