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The Play's the Thing
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Doris Bartel How community theater helped change a centuries-old tradition of kidnapping girls for marriage. ...

An Iconic Faith
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Patricia Zapor You may not recognize Robert Lentz's name, but you probably know the work of his hands. F ...

The Space Between the Notes
Originally Posted: 05/26/2014 - 8:29pm | Type: Blog

As a teacher and a writer, I remember each day that music is the space between the notes. Where there is a child trying to sound out a word and write out a complete sentence or a character trying to live in th ...

Tapping the Sacred Power of Song
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Sophia Har Music as Prayer: The Theology and Practice of Church Music, by Thomas H. Troeger MUSIC IS OFTEN re ...

Q&A: 'Noah' Director Darren Aronofsky on Justice vs. Mercy
Originally Posted: 03/24/2014 - 4:41pm | Type: Blog

The Noah epic releasing in theaters this Friday promises to be controversial, with director Darren Aronofsky calling it “the least biblical biblical film ever made.” The Noah ...

Coloring the Story
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Ben Sutter Radical Jesus: A Graphic History of Faith. Herald Press. THE GRAPHIC NOVEL  Radical Jesus , edit ...

Heritage Auctions Presents Culture, Community, & Commerce: A View Inside The Dallas Arts District
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 11:35am | Type: Press

February 27, 2014 Sojo in the News Dallas.com ...

Forget Swords and Plowshares: Turn Guns Into Guitars
Originally Posted: 01/30/2014 - 2:59pm | Type: Blog

When properly presented and engaged, great art invades our dreams and haunts our waking hours. It causes us to see reality in a new way, and sometimes even presents an alternative vision for what the future co ...

Women Photographers Shatter Middle Eastern Stereotypes
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 5:16pm | Type: Blog

“She Who Tells a Story,” a photo exhibit now showing at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and headed to other U.S. museums, features the work of 12 women from the Middle East who shatter stereotypes with works that ...

States of Being
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins The 10 best U.S. films of 2013. I’VE RECENTLY spent time researching the vision of the U.S. th ...

Why Switchfoot Won’t Write Christian Songs
Originally Posted: 12/10/2013 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

Way back in the day (circa 2004), Switchfoot's lead singer, Jon Foreman, was asked if the band is a “Christian” band. Even though it's been a while, his response is worth looking at again. ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 10:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter A blog by David Hilfiker / Sing to the Moon by Laure Mvula / High Rise Stories:Voices from Chicago Public Houses by Audrey P ...

Gun Victims, Erased from Our Memory
Originally Posted: 09/30/2013 - 11:39am | Type: Blog

The best impulses of major religions condemn this kind of hateful violence. Yet in America their arguments go nowhere, beaten back by gun lobbyists whose only answer is more guns. Apparently they think nothing ...

‘Our Lady of Perpetual Exhaustion’ Exhibit Probes the Spirituality of Everyday Chaos
Originally Posted: 09/24/2013 - 4:59pm | Type: Blog

Meet “Our Lady of Perpetual Exhaustion,” a saint everyone probably can relate to. Meet “Our Lady of Perpetual Exhaustion,” a saint everyone probably can relate to. The chaos of ...

God Loves a Holy Mess
Originally Posted: 08/13/2013 - 9:05am | Type: Blog

Biblical writers suggest that God loves a holy mess. They compare God’s creative spirit to a strong wind, and we all know what happens when a powerful wind blows through our windows or through our lives — ever ...

Vatican Revives its Ancient Patronage of the Arts
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 7:42am | Type: Blog

In a bid to revive its ancient tradition of arts patronage, the Holy See will participate with its own pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale, a leading international arts festival. ...

Owning the Future
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum "It's time to declare our opposition to this private theft of public culture." ...

Art As An Act of Faith
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 4:51pm | Type: Blog

I’m cloaked in Bible stories and Christian tradition, and therefore I live in hope that there’s a Creator and that this God is working quietly to heal the world. Almost two years ...

The Naked Artist: Narcissism or Self-Giving Love?
Originally Posted: 11/27/2012 - 11:09am | Type: Blog

To rejoice in not being God means to rejoice in being ourselves. To accept that we are not God is to accept our imperfection. How is it possible that the creative life can feel si ...

Art in Life
Originally Posted: 11/13/2012 - 12:34pm | Type: Blog

In a world where the law of evolution is in effect, where there is survival of the fittest, where only the strong survive, there is an art in life where the smallest and most forgotten paint a picture of strug ...

Episcopal Priest Under Scrutiny for Nude Photos
Originally Posted: 09/18/2012 - 2:32pm | Type: Blog

How does the church recognize the beauty of art that depicts God's creation — the human form — without seeming to condone "a beauty exciting to lust"? In the middle ...

Concerts and Controversial Opera Bring Faiths Together in St. Louis
Originally Posted: 09/11/2012 - 9:34am | Type: Blog

Terrorism stories are rarely happy stories, and yet the path Timothy O'Leary has taken — from bringing the controversial opera "The Death of Klinghoffer" to St. Louis last year to a Sept. 11 mem ...

Wild Goose West: Wild Spirit, Wonderful New Friends
Originally Posted: 09/04/2012 - 12:35pm | Type: Blog

Hello fellow Sojourners!This is a brief missive for your enjoyment. I just returned from the Wild Goose Festival in Corvallis, Ore. Yes, Oregon and not North Carolina. You see, in a fit of wisdom, the good peo ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: August 15, 2012
Originally Posted: 08/15/2012 - 4:46pm | Type: Blog

National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest selects 11 winners out of 12,000+ entries ---Kirby Ferguson's TED talk on originality, creativity, and remixing --- billboards play on Shell's slogan, stick ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: August 7, 2012
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Peter Jackson releases a second trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey --- feminist Ryan Gosling to become coffee table book --- animals forming their own bands --- Conan O'Brien's "Cluel ...

Murals and a Great Divide
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 4:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Anne Marie Roderick Concrete, Steel, and Paint, directed by Cindy Burstein and Tony Heriza THOSE OF US who ar ...

The Lower Lights — "A Hymn Revival Vol. II"
Originally Posted: 07/31/2012 - 5:00pm | Type: Blog

Break out the tambourines and rise up singing! A hymn revival is happening… again. Break out the tambourines and rise up singing! A hymn revival is happening … again. Back in 2 ...

Provocative Art Put Catholic Nun in the Middle of 1960s Maelstrom
Originally Posted: 07/12/2012 - 9:56am | Type: Blog

"Corita's art from the 1960s, which is based in advertising, has this great pop appeal to us today in our media-saturated culture,'' said Kathryn Wat of the National Museum of Women in the ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: July 2, 2012
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 4:50pm | Type: Blog

"Sun Boxes" a solar powered outdoor art installation of music – life size Hot Wheels track earns World Record –belt buckle flask –summery fruit sculptures –man plays typewriter in symphony –realistic ...

Heat, Hope, & Hootenanny: The Holy Spirit Gets Cooking At Wild Goose
Originally Posted: 06/26/2012 - 5:42pm | Type: Blog

Without a doubt, the blossoming and beckoning of the Wild Goose movement in North America heralds a bright radical future for today’s Jesus followers bringing the kingdom come. On ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: June 26, 2012
Originally Posted: 06/26/2012 - 4:28pm | Type: Blog

A load of links to counter those mid-week blues... a video of Wild Goose performers Damion Suomi and the Minor Prophets -- an Arrested Development art show -- Alec Baldwin interviewed by Terry Gross -- lists o ...

Links of Awesomeness: June 13, 2012
Originally Posted: 06/13/2012 - 4:05pm | Type: Blog

The girl with the mobile garden dress -- cover songs by Iron & Wine -- kid reacts to first sip of root beer -- art from wine stains -- and Conan teaches first-graders how to sing the Chicago blues. See the ...

QUIRK: It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's ... Super Saints?
Originally Posted: 06/13/2012 - 7:48am | Type: Blog

Italian artist Igor Scalisi Palminteri is fascinated by religion — and superheroes, apparently. In a series of statuary called "Agiographie," Palminteri reimangines traditional images of Jesus, the H ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: June 1, 2012
Originally Posted: 06/01/2012 - 3:52pm | Type: Blog

A batch of the best new audio and visual stimulation. Roman Mars' podcast explores the craft of Trappist beer -- nature-loving artist trades the electronic equipment for some earthy sounds — Andrew Bird&# ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: In Their Own Words
Originally Posted: 05/25/2012 - 4:28pm | Type: Blog

Artists are telling it in their own words: through the airwaves, written on paper, on physical walls, etc. Our Friday links feature some notable creatives, new and old, expressing their craft at its finest. Fr ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 14, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/14/2012 - 4:32pm | Type: Blog

The cast of Arrested Development knows how to celebrate "Dance like a Chicken Day." Plus New York's piano man wheels an upright down the street -- X-Ray photos of animals and plants -- Ghostbust ...

Thank a Nun: Sister Wendy
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 10:22am | Type: Blog

I’ve not heard her speak at a conference, have never been told charming dinner party anecdotes about her (even from my most well-connected Roman Catholic friends), and have not had occasional to glimpse, live ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 19, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/19/2012 - 4:22pm | Type: Blog

The newest TV show from Danish stunt artists Dumt & Farlight involves a bit called "Stupidity Captured at 2500 Frames Per Second ," and it's exactly what it sounds like. But with artful camera aesthetic, it’s mesmer ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 18, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/18/2012 - 5:06pm | Type: Blog

Children's Medieval band shows adorable talent, interactive posters for Wes Anderson's new film, Cathedral ceiling art, and some good cat videos. The patterns and shapes ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 16, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/16/2012 - 4:45pm | Type: Blog

With tax day approaching, read about some of the more bizzaire tax laws. X-ray images of deep sea creatures. House pets meet their mirror images in plush form. Flying car to visit International Auto Show. Expl ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 13, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/13/2012 - 5:02pm | Type: Blog

Stream Coachella this weekend in YouTube, 17 musicians inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, playable Star Wars organ, signs of the apocalypse, art installations, and LOST as a sitcom. See this and more in ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 11, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/11/2012 - 2:14pm | Type: Blog

Jon Stewart compares Easter and Passover, The Lion King surpasses The Phantom of the Opera in sales, Central Africa's only all-black symphony gaining attention, Rube Goldberg machine sets new world record ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 5, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 11:18pm | Type: Blog

Google Street view goes to inside the White House. Painting walls by whipping hair. President Obama gives the Vulcan salute in the Oval Office. Woody Allen's new film. Marshall amplifiers. The Beatles ...

Holy is the Sound
Originally Posted: 04/03/2012 - 5:21pm | Type: Blog

There's much to contemplate this Holy Week, from Palm Sunday and Maundy Thursday to Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. Many artists have traveled this path, creating sonic accompaniment for the varied e ...

A Sci-Fi Take on Adolescence's Brutal Truth
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 11:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Along with the silent film The Artist, Haywire, and War Horse, the smartest wide-release recent movie is Chronicle, a kine ...

Art and Exile
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Makoto Fujimura The painter Makoto Fujimura imagines what God might say to the church about its frequent rejection of the artists. ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 30, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/30/2012 - 3:43pm | Type: Blog

Downtown Arby’s : the perfect mashup between the PBS series Downtown Abbey and the popular fast food chain. [ Miss Cellania ]   Listen to Sir Paul McCartney talk to Terry Gross on Fresh Air about his childhood and new album , K ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 28, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/28/2012 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

National pizza chain Red Tomato Pizza has devised a refrigerator magnet that orders pizza to be delivered to your door, and also sends a confirmation text to your cell phone. [ Digital Trends ] What surnames are popular in your part of ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 27, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 5:00pm | Type: Blog

The Seattle Space Needle is transformed into an Angry Birds slingshot, horror characters imagined in their old age, mashups of classic art with pop culture figures, Facebook's new headquarters and QR code ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 22, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/22/2012 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

The Dr. Suess alphabet, World Pizza Games, Mad Men the 8-bit video game, The Tutu Project, Daily Show exclusives, Origami Animals, and a family of ducks crossing Pennsylvania Ave. Take a look at today's L ...