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Columbus in Reverse: 'Travel as a Political Act'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

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Big Food vs. Big Health Care
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

In his September 9 <em>New York Times</em> article,<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/10/opinion/10pollan.html"> "Big Food vs. In his Septemb ...

Want to End Poverty? Focus on Women and Girls
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Promoting gender equality is crucial to combating global poverty, a point Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn make in their new book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307267148?ie=UTF8&amp ...

Why the U.S. Ranks 37 Among World Health Systems, Plus Four Alternative Models
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

The United States is the richest nation on earth. It has some of the best-trained physicians and best medical facilities on earth. It is a leader in medical innovation and medical education. ...

Three Keys to Reforming Health Care: T.R. Reid's The Healing of America
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

A couple of weeks ago <a href="http://livelydust.blogspot.com/2009/08/review-healing-of-america.html">I previewed</a> T.R. A couple of weeks ago I previewe ...

A Conversation with Robert Jensen
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

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Taking the Bible Seriously, but not Always Literally
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Throughout history, individuals and institutions have cited the Bible to support injustices, such as "holy war" against infidels, the subjection of women, racism and slavery, and the abuse of homos ...

Turning My Travels into Pilgrimages
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Recently, I've begun to think how I can reconnect with God by turning all my travels (including my everyday errands) into pilgrimages. In this quest, I am greatly aided by the Rev. Kurt Neilson, ...

The Next Evangelicalism: Interview with Soong-Chan Rah, Part 2
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/07/06/the-next-evangelicalism-interview-with-soong-chan-rah">[continued from part 1]</a></p> [continued from part ...

The Next Evangelicalism: Interview with Soong-Chan Rah, Part 1
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

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Re-founding Fathers
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Many problems in our society will be solved when young men are willing to become good fathers. Of course, they can do this only if they have an example to follow. Many problems in ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Money & Faith: The Search for Enough, by Michael Schut; After Gandhi: 100 Years of Nonviolent Resistance, by Anne and Perr ...

The Hole in Our Gospel: Interview with World Vision's Richard Stearns
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.urbanfaith.com/images/HoleinGospelCover121x178.jpg"></a> <p>As the pastor of a church with a deep desire to love others as Christ would, I've recently been ...

Wendell Berry's Whitefoot
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

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A Humble and Holy Rebellion
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

In this season of Lent, we often reflect on our need for greater humility as we seek to follow Christ on the road to Calvary. In this season of Lent, we often reflect on our need ...

Recommended Reading from the Twittersphere
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

If you all didn't know already, <a href="https://twitter.com/Sojourners">Sojourners has a twitter account</a>! It's been a lot of fun communicating with all of you "followe ...

Reading Peace for Lent
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

I am a good person.</p> I am a good person. We make this declaration from time to time, usually when we have done something wrong or when we want to put distance between ...

Audio: Interview with Diana Butler Bass
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

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Tools for a God-Focused Lent
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

During the Lenten season, I decided to see how I could put into practice this <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/02/27/confession-radicalism-often-turns-people-into-jerks-rather-than-lovers/">g ...

Lord, Save Us From Your Followers: Neo-Apologetics and a Return to Civility
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

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Jimmy Carter Interview: 'We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Former President Jimmy Carter just published a new book about the ongoing violent unrest in the Middle East titled, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1439140634?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=soj ...

Books on Grace, Power, and Faith
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Getting time to read is always a challenge, but here are the top 10 books I read this year:</p> Getting time to read is always a challenge, but here are the top 10 books I r ...

JFK, Resurrection, and Post-Modern Christianity: Books for a New Year
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

As you've probably surmised over the last few weeks, we asked God's Politics contributors to send us some of their favorite books of 2008. Here are a few more to add to your list:</p> ...

Peacemaking, Power, and Politics: Books for Reflection
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

As a former theology and philosophy professor at Asbury Seminary, Sojourners' COO, Chuck Gutenson, is a walking encyclopedia of all things theological As a former theology a ...

Readings on War, Happiness, and Cultural Amnesia
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Need a good book? Check out some of these titles:</p> Need a good book? Check out some of these titles: War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning , by Chris Hedges. Ve ...

A Pair of Recommended Reads from Flobots' Jonny 5
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

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A Year of Reading
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Although I didn't read as much or as widely as I would have liked this past year (having a baby and moving cross-country had something to do with that), I did encounter quite a few good books. ...

New Year's Hope from Love All The People and The Last Lecture
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

As 2008 came to a close, I found myself mourning the unexpected loss of several people I thought were friends. Simply put, they chose to do venture down some very self-destructive paths. ...

Books for Reflection
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

My favorites from a year of reading:</p> My favorites from a year of reading: Yellow Leaves: A Miscellany , by Frederick Buechner When You Are Engulfed ...

Life-Shaping Books for Kids
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

Children's literature provides one of the most uplifting, energizing, and soul-freeing pursuits for any child-or any adult who cares about children. Children's literatur ...

Favorite Books and Movies of 2008
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

Here are some books I read this past year that gave me considerable food for thought:</p> Here are some books I read this past year that gave me considerable food for though ...

The Green Bible
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

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Why Does God Need a Starship?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

[Editor's Note: In <em>Sojourners</em>' newest issue there's an <a title="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0811&amp;article=a-hardhe ...

Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>[<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2608">Continued from part 1</a>] I began to wonder what the TBN folks would think of me, a heavily tattooed Christian progressi ...

Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>To say that Christian television is "not my thing" doesn't even get close. To say that Christian television is "not my thing" doesn't even ...

Why Bother?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Kathleen Norris explores how an ancient concept of spiritual malaise speaks to us today. Writer K ...

Tina Beattie on The New Atheists (interview by Becky Garrison)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Becky Garrison recently e-mailed Tina Beattie, author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&amp;location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FNew-Atheists-Twilight-Reason-Rel ...

The View from 1908
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>This summer, two friends and I are doing something that seems a bit outlandish (especially for 40-year-old guys). We've borrowed a friend's RV, and we're touring the country to talk abo ...

What Would Ned Flanders Do?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Some fun for your Friday: Mark Pinsky, author of <a title="http://www.powells.com/partner/29218/biblio/0664224199" href="http://www.powells.com/partner/29218/biblio/0664224199"& ...

The Year of Living Biblically: Interview with Author A.J. Jacobs
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In church one day, my pastor asked us to raise our hands if we believed in what the Bible said. The right answer seemed pretty obvious, and the whole congregation and I raised our hands. Then ...

Edwidge Danticat Describes a 'Death by Asylum'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>A few of us around Sojourners have been reading award-winning Haitian-born writer Edwidge Danticat since she published her first novel Breath, Eyes, Memory in 1994. ...

Pledging Allegiance
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Cara Boekeloo In his 2006 book, The Irresistible Revolution, Shane Claiborne urged us to be careful what we pray for, because God may call ...

A Giant Religious Rummage Sale
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P><a href="http://www.powells.com/partner/29218/biblio/0787987425"></a>When I interviewed <A href="http://www.phyllistickle.com">Phyllis Tickle</A> f ...

Shattered Truths
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lynn Schwebach The transition of today’s churches from modernism to postmodernism dominates many discussions in Christian and secular medi ...

My Thoughts on "Souled Out"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

It's true: the religious radio/TV waves are still pretty crowded with 24/7 programming that proclaims a less-than-integral understanding of the Christian gospel and its social implications. ...

Spirituality and the Media Arts
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Darren Hughes Even at a length of just under 100 pages, Ron Austin’s In a New Light: Spirituality and the Media Arts is four or five books ...

A Cure for Burnouts
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Far too often, activists do little to nurture their souls. Far too often, activists do little to nurture their souls. Consequently, they "burn out." Ignorin ...

The Next Chapter
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>In two weeks, you will have your first chance to read Jim Wallis' latest book, <I>The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith &amp; Politics in a Post-Religious Right America</I>. ...

Enduring Works of Beauty
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p> <P>I would love to live as a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.</P> <P>The Irish writer, priest, and environmental activist, and my beloved friend - John O&# ...

Living with AIDS
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kimberly Burge Reflecting Theologically on AIDS: A Global Challenge The worldwide body of Christ is finally ge ...