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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 ...

Expectations May Exceed Ex-Athiest's Explanations
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>Back in 2004, Anthony Flew, the world's most prominent atheist, stated he believed in God. Back in 2004, Anthony Flew, the world's most prominent atheist, s ...

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: Kurt Vonnegut, 'Christ-Worshipping Agnostic'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.wdog.com/rider/writings/KVJ_soitgoes.htm"></a>I'm not an evangelical who reads only what affirms my theology, or failing that, tries to pretend that the ...

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: Kurt Vonnegut, 'Christ-Worshipping Agnostic'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.wdog.com/rider/writings/KVJ_soitgoes.htm"></a>I'm not an evangelical who reads only what affirms my theology, or failing that, tries to pretend that the ...

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: Kurt Vonnegut, 'Christ-Worshipping Agnostic'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.wdog.com/rider/writings/KVJ_soitgoes.htm"></a>I'm not an evangelical who reads only what affirms my theology, or failing that, tries to pretend that the ...