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New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 9:35am | Type: Magazine Article

Jenna Barnett Radical Spirituality: Repentance, Resistance, Revoluton by Jason Storbakken / Dorothy Day for Armchair Theologians by Eliza ...

Interview: Marilynne Robinson on the Language of Faith in Writing
Originally Posted: 10/09/2014 - 10:02am | Type: Blog

What are you afraid of? That’s what Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson asks writers who shy away from writing about faith. What are you afraid of? That’s what Pulitz ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 11/06/2014 - 2:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Paternal Insights edited by Anderson Campbell / Sing Freedom by Robert F. Darden / In Between by finelinefilms.org / More th ...

Mark Driscoll's Books Pulled from the Southern Baptist Convention's LifeWay Stores
Originally Posted: 08/11/2014 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

The nation’s second largest Christian book retailer has pulled megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll’s books from its website and 186 stores. The nation’s second largest Christian book ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 9:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Accidental Theologians by Elizabeth A. Dreyer / Extending the Table by Mennonite Central Committee / Overrated by Eugene Cho ...

Darren Aronofsky Adapts Another Flood Story... Sort Of!
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 1:03pm | Type: Press

June 4, 2014 Sojo in the News Peter Chattaway ...

Is Pulpit Plagiarism on the Rise? Some Blame the Internet
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 3:37pm | Type: Blog

Thou shalt not steal another pastor’s sermon? Thou shalt not steal another pastor’s sermon? Recent cases of high-profile pastors who have been accused of lifting others’ materi ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 8:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Visions of Vocation by Steven Garber / Anicent Sufi Invocations and Forgotten Songs from Aleppo by NAWA / Invisible Hands by ...

Rev. Otis Moss Captures Movie Based Sermons In His New Book
Originally Posted: 05/19/2014 - 2:50pm | Type: Press

May 15, 2014 Sojo in the News Chicago Crusader ...

Q&A: Marilynne Robinson on Guns, Gay Marriage, and Calvinism
Originally Posted: 05/12/2014 - 2:45pm | Type: Blog

Pulitzer-Prize winning author Marilynne Robinson draws a wide fan base that spans lovers of serious literature, including many conservative Christians. Pulitzer-Prize winning aut ...

Can Grounded Faith Save Us?
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Barry K. Morris The Earth Manifesto: Saving Nature with Engaged Ecology, by David TraceyA Political Theology of Climate Change, by Michae ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Her Next Chapter by Chicago Review Press / A Shimmer of Something by Liturgical Press / The New Parish by IVP Books / A Perm ...

‘Foreword Reviews’ Names Book Of The Year Finalists
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 3:36pm | Type: Press

March 31, 2014 Sojo in the News Christine Johnson ...

If I Were a Rich Man
Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 12:59pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins James Patterson has pioneered something beautiful in the world of books and will be remembered for it. ...

Six Covenanters Contribute to Academic Leadership Volumes
Originally Posted: 03/19/2014 - 9:15am | Type: Press

March 18, 2014 Sojo in the News Stan Friedman ...

Pastor Mark Driscoll Apologizes for Missteps, Quits Social Media
Originally Posted: 03/18/2014 - 10:54am | Type: Blog

Seattle megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll has written a letter to his congregation to explain recent controversies, including the marketing campaign intended to place the book, Real Marriage, on The New York Tim ...

Literary LEO 2014
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 2:28pm | Type: Press

January 28, 2014 Sojo in the News LEO Weekly ...

Wilson's Bookmarks
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 11:56am | Type: Press

February 20, 2014 Sojo in the News John Wilson ...

The Big Deal Kindle Ebook Sale - 12 Important Books! [Winter 2014]
Originally Posted: 05/12/2014 - 1:15pm | Type: Press

January 24, 2014 Sojo in the News Englewood Review Of Books ...

First Time Author Named One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2014
Originally Posted: 02/04/2014 - 4:20pm | Type: Press

January 8, 2014 Sojo in the News PRWeb.com ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 9:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Sisters in the Wilderness: The Challenge of Womanist God-Talk by Delores S. Williams / Social Music by Jon Batiste and Stay ...

My 10 Favourite Books Of 2013
Originally Posted: 01/02/2014 - 9:58am | Type: Press

January 2, 2014 Sojo in the News Father Ron Rolheiser ...

Seven Top Reads of 2013
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Blog

As the director of Major Gifts, I’ve been particularly consumed with thinking through resource distribution, stewardship, and the power of the purse, so it is with this lens that I share my top reads of 2013. ...

Sojo Authors Have the Right Stuff for Under Your Tree
Originally Posted: 12/19/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Blog

Consider these 2013 books from Sojourners magazine staff and contributors.   Bible & Theology Creating a Scene in Corinth: A Simulation ,  by Reta Halteman F ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 01/05/2014 - 9:03pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Sister Churches: American Congregations and Their Partners Abroad by Janel Kragt Bakker / The State of Arizona by Catherine ...

Racial Reconciliation Resources
Originally Posted: 11/14/2013 - 10:04am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Racism continues to plague our nation. It doesn't have to be this way. Racism continues to ...

Alternative Seasonal Reading
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 10:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Books that can be interesting, grounding, and inspiring companions for a complicated time of year. ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 9:26am | 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 ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 8:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Breaking the Line by Simon & Schuster / Moved by the Spirit by USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture / The Adventist ...

The Book Every Christian Needs to Read This Fall
Originally Posted: 09/19/2013 - 3:22pm | Type: Blog

Whether it was Schaeffer's intention or not (and I suspect on some level it was), he has created a character who represents everything that disturbs many progressive Christians about fundamentalist, evang ...

'Zealot:' How Reza Aslan Constructed a False Jesus
Originally Posted: 08/19/2013 - 3:34pm | Type: Blog

[Aslan] constantly picks and chooses which verses from the Bible he uses to support his claim that Jesus was a warrior messiah whose goal was to violently overthrow the Roman and religious establishment. ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 8:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter The March by PBS / Secular Days, Sacred Moments edited by David Cooper / One True Vine by Mavis Staples / The Israeli-Palest ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 9:47am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Live Simply by Franciscan Media / Who is Dayani Crystal? by Pulse Films / Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Con ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 10:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Educating All God's Children: What Christians Can—and Should—Do to Improve Public Education for Low-Income Kids by Nico ...

Our Dolls, Our Selves
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 8:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Even at their best, toys like the American Girl Dolls send a mixed message. WHEN MY DAUGHTER, Jessic ...

Five Questions with Author of 'The Invisible Girls'
Originally Posted: 05/20/2013 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

Sarah Thebarge is the author of The Invisible Girls, a new memoir from Jericho Books. I was fortunate to get a few minutes to ask her a few questions about her touching, funny, compelling new piece of work. ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 9:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher by Sue Halpern / Kinship Across Borders: ...

If You Eat Food, Read This
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 6:50am | Type: Blog

If you eat food, here are two newish books you should know about. If you eat food, here are two newish books you should know about. You may already have met Robert H. Lusti ...

Feeding our Imagination
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 8:17am | Type: Magazine Article

Mallory McDuff Fiction with a climate change theme. CRITICS HAVE BEMOANED the lack of fiction centered on cli ...

Blessed Fiction
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Novels to stretch the mind and heart. Glorybound, by Jessie van Eerden. WordFarm. A luminou ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Just Lead! A No Whining, No Complaining, No Nonsense Practical Guide for Women Leaders in the Church by Sherry Surratt and J ...

A Glorious Mess
Originally Posted: 07/24/2013 - 2:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Everyone can use guidelines—and repair manuals—for living in Christian community. ANYONE WHO LI ...

No Time for Arm-Chair Activists
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Those who study together can also change together. Here are our recommendations for good books, videos, and online resources ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Refuse to Do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern-Day Slavery by Shayne Moore and Kimberly McOwen Yim / Thank You, ...

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Moves Evangelicals Beyond Black-and-White Sexuality
Originally Posted: 11/30/2012 - 4:51pm | Type: Blog

Many evangelical women say they wouldn't touch Fifty Shades of Grey, often described as "mommy porn" because of its escapist appeal to working mothers and suburban housewives. But evangelical le ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 11:10am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter I Told My Soul to Sing: Finding God with Emily Dickinson by Kristin LeMay / Grace and Mercy by Jonathan Butler / Gather at t ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 11/27/2012 - 3:17pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron / Silver and Gold by Sufjan Stevens / Star of Wonder by Mary Lee Wile / The Food and Feast ...

Behold, the Rachel
Originally Posted: 10/31/2012 - 9:09am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors An extended interview on biblical womanhood with Rachel Held Evans.  “So how does a nice, liberat ...

Keeping it Real
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 3:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Looking for a powerful read? Check these out. EVEN IN AN age of ever-faster news cycles and shor ...

A Tempest in Arizona
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 3:58pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Books are removed from classrooms to avoid discussion of race, ethnicity, or Mexican American history. ...