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What Are You Singing: O! Holy Night
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 12:57pm | Type: Blog

As I was washing dishes, belting out my favorite version of “O! Holy Night,” I was suddenly struck with the thought What am I singing? I can remember hearing several times as a mi ...

Our Dark Night
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

They say at some point in their lives great leaders experience a "dark night of the soul," or a period in life when your feet, knees, and face scrape and stick to the proverbial bottom. ...

Is Women's Leadership in the Church a Primary Issue?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

If you are concerned about the question of gender and Christian faith you have probably heard someone say, "Yes, the woman's question is important, but it is not a 'primary issue.'" Wh ...

Getting Beyond Labels (Part II)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/truth-and-civility/" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Yesterday, I <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/10/04/getting-bey ...

From Fear to Fact: U.S. Citizen Arrested for 'Driving While Latino' in Arizona
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>Certain moments in our nation's history have consistently opened the door for the least civil voices to enact evil through civil policy: think the institution of race-based U.S. slavery, the In ...

Peace is Patriotic: Anabaptists and the National Anthem
Originally Posted: 12/05/2013 - 1:42pm | Type: Blog

The recent decision by Goshen (IN) College to begin playing an instrumental version of the U.S. The recent decision by Goshen (IN) College to begin playing an instrumental version ...

Modern Slavery, Modern Abolitionists
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Two hundred years after slavery was declared illegal in Great Britain, and 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation in the United States, an estimated 27 million people remain enslaved around ...

Science, Salvation, Slavery, and Equality: The Bible and Historic Reforms
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Have you ever pondered the dangers of reading the Bible? Have you ever pondered the dangers of reading the Bible? Perhaps booksellers should provide consumer warning labels that r ...

To Hell with Human Trafficking. There, I Said It.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Is it possible that we as Christians just aren't angry enough about injustices like human trafficking and slavery? Perhaps we've grown too desensitized, domesticated, and docile. ...

The Biblical Truth about Gender
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I heard a preacher once say, "Don't let facts blind you to the truth." What did he mean? Facts, misunderstood or taken out of context, can take us further away from, rather than closer to, truth ...

The Real History of 'Saint Patrick': The Saint He Wasn't, the Man He Was
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

It is said that everyone in the world is Irish today in honor of Saint Patrick. It is said that everyone in the world is Irish today in honor of Saint Patrick. It would be a very ...

Holy Boldness by Biblical Women
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2347">Last week I celebrated the political prominence women enjoy today</a> as a direct extension of the gains earned for women by early ...

Religion and Race
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Heltzel This spring, when inflammatory comments by Rev. Jere­miah Wright—Sen. This spring, when inflammatory c ...

'If Such Women Should Rise!'
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:45am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter The prophetic voice of abolitionist Maria W. Stewart. In the United States of the 1830s, it was u ...

Revival for Justice
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Some years ago on a trip to the U.K., I walked through the historic Holy Trinity Church on Clapham Common in South London. ...

'In You I Take Refuge'
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:30am | Type: Magazine Article

David Batstone Through faith and business savvy, the Hagar Project gives new life to freed slaves in Cambodia. ...

The Saints Go Marching
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:31am | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg The 18th and 19th century movement to abolish slavery, with its many Christian leaders, has much to teach us. ...

No More Auction Block
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Brian Bolton Dr. Samuel Cotton, a pioneer of the modern anti-slavery ...

A Soul on Fire
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Yvonne V. Delk 2001 marked the 150th anniversary of Sojourner Truth's famous "Arn't I A Woman?" speech. What does this ...

Slave Ways No More
Originally Posted: 07/01/2014 - 9:35am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger How Isabella Baumfree became Sojourner Truth. When Isabella Baumfree was born into a Dutch- ...

Not for the Faint of Heart
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Kentucky Abolitionists in the antebellum South. William Shreve Bailey was a journ ...