The Common Good
July-August 2003 Sojourners

July-August 2003 Sojourners


Short Fuse to Apocalypse?
Some in the Religious Right call Middle East Peace efforts "Satanic heresy." A look at the political and theological roots of Christian Zionism - and why it puts the world at risk.
by Donald E. Wagner

An end-times glossary.

Not a Monolithic Bloc
Many U.S. evangelicals seek an 'even-handed' Middle East policy.
An excerpt from an open letter sent to President Bush in 2002

How Christian is Zionism?
What the Bible says about Israel and the things that make for peace.
by Leslie C. Allen and Glen Stassen


Men With Guns
Churches, human rights groups, border crossers, and civilian militias are mixing it up on the U.S.-Mexico border.
by James Reel

Do Not Cling to Me
Following Jesus assures us of many things, but not that we're always right.
by Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams

Acting Out
by Rose Marie Berger

Can't Take Her Joy
An interview with music-maker, activist, and passionate believer Michelle Shocked.
Interviewed by Beth Isaacson

Radical Hospitality
How kitchen-table lessons in welcome and respect helped sustain the black freedom movement.
by Rosemarie Freeney Harding and Rachel E. Harding


Road Map or Dead End?
'What we need is not another feel-good plan, but a serious effort to seek peace.'
by Duane Shank

'Dirty Wars,' 21st-Century Style
Latin American churches tackle 'free' trade.
by Elizabeth Palmberg

Who Controls the Spigot?
Private companies are slurping up public water at an alarming rate.
by Rose Marie Berger

A Deafening Silence
In Israel, is it now okay to kill Americans?
by Kate Bowman

Between the Lines
| Can You Hear Me Now? | Not Following Orders | Children Against AIDS | What the Mean Streets Teach | Objection Sustained | God vs. General Mills | News Bites | Churches Push Amnesty Project | Boycotting World Bank Bonds | Character Counts. (Who Knew?) | Religious Rights | Resources |


Hearts & Minds: The Things That Make for Peace
by Jim Wallis

The Hungry Spirit: Getting Our Gaze Back
Is daydreaming a dose of self-medication in a data-processed world?
by Rose Marie Berger

Macrowave: What's Eating You?
Gluttony takes a toll on the interior life.
by David Batstone

Eyes & Ears: It Came From Hollywood
There's been a resurgence of entertaining protest - or, at least, protesting entertainers.
by Danny Duncan Collum

H'rumphs: Goooood Morning, Iraq!
by Ed Spivey Jr.


Living the Word: Living Bread
by Michaela Bruzzese

Taking Action: Tennesseans Moving Mountains
by Beverly Wooden

Poetry: A Man Playing the Flute from a Cliff Above the Pacific
by Joseph Ross

Compiled by Elizabeth Palmberg

| Anti-Semitism and Justice | Creative Beauty | Name Calling and Dissent |


Altar Call
Bob Dylan's songs are born again.
Music: Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan
Reviewed by Kimberly Burge

A Few of My Favorite Things
by Demetria Martinez

It Has to Point Somewhere...
Music: Don't Talk About Love, Vol. 2 The Great American Novel by Martyn Joseph
Reviewed by Nathan Johnston

Worth Noting
by Quique Aviles

The Sisters Sing
Book: Couldn't Keep it to Myself: Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters by Wally Lamb and the women of the York Correctional Institution
Reviewed by Andrea Jeyaveeran

A Church at Risk
Book Excerpt: A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America by Peter Steinfels

Fighting Words
Book: War Talk by Arundhati Roy
Reviewed by Judy Coode

Literary Art
Book: The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
Reviewed by Jo Ann Heydron

New and Noteworthy
Book: Secrets of God's Reign by Julia Esquivel
Book: The Trouble I've Seen: The Big Book of Negro Spirituals by Bruno Chenu
Film: Precarious Peace: God and Guatemala produced by Shirley and Rudy Nelson
Music: Peace Songs, a compilation
Compiled by Molly Marsh

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