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A God of Words?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Steve Thorngate I was visiting a church at which pentecostal practices were gaining traction, bringing no small controversy with them. ...

New Readings
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeshua Erickson Bob Ekblad has been reading the Bible with people who live on the margins—Chicano gang members, prison inmates, and undocu ...

No Secrets
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Forest I wonder if there are not many Sojourners readers who were dismayed with Brian McLaren’s essay in the March 2006 issue (“Found ...

Give Us This Day
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 3:46pm | Type: Magazine Article

Cathy C. Campbell “Give us this day our daily bread.” The simplicity of the prayer that Jesus gave us can distract us from its wisdom and ...

Partial Language
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Rensberger Brian McLaren’s article “Found in Translation” offers some delightfully thought-provoking new images for God’s way and ou ...

A House For All Peoples?
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

(circa 515 BCE) and the time of Nehemiah (circa 444 BCE). There were many issues facing those trying ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger •Dish it Up. The employees of Windows on the World restaurant, which was destroyed in the Sept. ...

Plagues For Kids
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:25am | Type: Magazine Article

James Ferguson Rite Lite Ltd., purveyor of “quality Judaica since 1949,” is helping children get comfortable with the mystery of a creator God who destroys. How? Rite Lite offers ...

Gospel To The Geeks
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

James Ferguson In these high-tech days, anyone could just copy the Bible onto any old USB memory stick, but that would be wrong wouldn’t ...

Living in 'Simple Elegance'
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lindsay Moseley Having witnessed the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, it may be hard to imagine anything comforting about a whi ...

Making a Movement
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Roth In Kashmir, Niger, Honduras, and parts of every U.S. city, the situation is urgent. Thankfully, so is God’s persistent love. ...

A People's Identity
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Roth Whenever you helped the needy - or ignored the poor - Jesus said, "you did it to me." ...

Beyond Made-for-TV Aid
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Beiler Dim visions of a redeemed military It only took a few days of international critic ...

Transforming Darkness into Light
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Paula Gooder The story of the Bible is one of increasing inclusion. In our current idiom, faith has become ...

Reading With New Eyes
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 1:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Nancy M. Malone A spirituality of reading. I suspect that lots of people who love reading have ...

License To Thrill
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Jason Byassee Three pop theology books to leave behind. Jesus wants you to be much happier tha ...

Sharper than a Sword
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 8:33am | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese "We must re-vision Christian faith as a combative, argumentative, and emancipatory" practice that seeks " ...

Getting the Story Right
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 3:57pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kari Jo Verhulst When Jesus met the Samaritan woman, he was talking to us. When we were children, my sister a ...

You Are What You Worship
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 7:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese We are reminded that the commitment to the gospel is an absolute one. Reflections on the revised common lectionary, Cycl ...

The Beginning and the End
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 3:19pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese Our churches have attempted to corner the market on grace, to act as society's sole dispensers of salvation. ...

Practicing Resurrection
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 7:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese Only when we know ourselves as broken yet fiercely loved can we share the gift of new life. ...

Saying Yes Anyway
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 7:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese We commit to proclaiming and living the good news, even when doing so seems absurd. Martin B ...

A Prayer for All People
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michael Joseph Brown People in the ancient world were very careful about how they approached their gods. Peopl ...

A Revelation in Black and White
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 3:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Artist Barry Moser's new illustrated Bible shows that the people of scripture---and books themselves---are very much al ...

This guy walks into a bar
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jonathon Keats Pocket Canons are the most radical approach to the Bible since Gutenberg. Or at least Ginsberg. ...

Radical Shabbat: Free Time, Free People
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Arthur Waskow Honorable work and restful renewal are both aspects of responsibility. Our religious traditions ...

A Path Between the Extremes
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank True or false: The Bible has no place in school. 1) True or false: Given a homework assignment to ...

Stories to Live By
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Ched Myers Reading the Bible in the new millennium. I will tell you something about stories... They aren&# ...

Letters from the Ancient World
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Katrina Poetker Issues of honor and shame permeate Paul's letters. The Corinthian letters open a tinted ...

Dare to Preach This Gospel
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Magazine Article

William O'Brien Mark's gospel offers an antidote to domesticated, superficial Christianity. Christ ...

Do We Care Enough?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ronald J. Sider Generous Christians and other people of good will can end the scandal of poverty. But will we? ...

'Behold, The Treasure of the Church'
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ched Myers The poor are always with us. The questions is what we do about it. The 1996 dismantling of the welf ...

Liberated by Law
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 5:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Perry Yoder Beginnings and endings are important. Beginnings and endings are important. We are familiar with t ...

Brothers Reconciled
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 10:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Arthur Waskow From almost the beginning to the very end of the Book of Genesis, one theme whirls through many variations: war and peace b ...

The Church on Fire
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 8:55am | Type: Magazine Article

A. Katherine Grieb The book that later church writers named The Acts of the Apostles might just as well have been described as Luke' ...

Apocalypse Soon?
Originally Posted: 06/19/2014 - 1:06pm | Type: Magazine Article

Wes Howard-Brook It's all too easy to make fun of the extreme examples of prophecy belief that we encounter on bumper stickers and b ...

The Abandonment of Trust
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Jewett A biblical reflection on public lies. President Clinton’s sordid behavior in the Lewinsky scanda ...

The Power of Alliance
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill Wylie-Kellermann Why the church and the labor movement belong together. Biblically, theologically, ethi ...

To Follow the Carpenter of Nazareth
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Perry Bush For a century and a half, workers and church people have organized together. "Religion," ...

Jesus' New Economy of Grace
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 10:46am | Type: Magazine Article

Ched Myers The biblical vision of Sabbath economics. The Hebrew Bible's vision of Sabbath economics cont ...

Transformative Power
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Genuine faith is never a private matter, something hidden away in one’s mind and spirit. Genuine fait ...

Strength Through the Ages
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 3:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday The parallel stories of biblical and contemporary women. Following are two meditations from ...

A Journey With Biblical Women
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 3:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday We started at the beginning, with Eve. We started at the beginning, with Eve. As the music of ...

In the Company of the Faithful
Originally Posted: 08/25/2014 - 1:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Vincent Harding Journeying toward the Promised Land. BUT RECALL THE FORMER DAYS when, after you were enligh ...