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The Downstream Media and the Death of Political Civility
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

The passing of Sen. The passing of Sen. Edward Kennedy has brought forth many reflections on his ability-regardless of his reputation as the archetypal Massachusetts liberal-to en ...

Global Christians
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Marilyn McEntyre Review: Boundless Faith: The Global Outreach of American Churches, by Robert Wuthnow. University of California Press. ...

Truly Sustainable Practices
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Peter Leoschke Regarding “Are Books Obsolete?” by Molly Marsh (May 2009): As a LEED accredited professional, I appreciate the necessity of ...

The Language of Peace
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rosalie Riegle Contesting Patriotism: Culture, Power, and Strategy in the Peace Movement, by Lynne M. Woehrle, Patrick G. Coy, and Gregory ...

Crossing the River
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Barbara Bradley Hagerty A journalist explores the science of spirituality. The golden rule of journalism decre ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Dom Helder Camara: Essential Writings, by Francis McDonagh; Where Mercy Fails: Darfur's Struggle to Survive, by Chris Her ...

You Can Take Us Anywhere
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Elyse Farmer As a bibliophile who loves the act of reading but also the sensory experience of a book’s look, feel, and smell, I thou ...

Love and the Law
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Glen Peterson Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion, and the Truth in the Immigration Debate, by Matthew Soerens and Jenny Hwang. In ...

Our National Predicament
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Anne Colamosca Come Home, America: The Rise and Fall (and Redeeming Promise) of Our Country, by William Greider. Rodale Books. ...

The Burden of Inclusion Should Rest Upon 'Insiders'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

As I process the conversations I had recently at EVDC09 (a gathering of emerging church participants to discuss the future of Emergent Village), I realized that one of the topics that keeps surfaci ...

Are Books Obsolete?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh A rough economy, changing reading habits, and a planet in peril are forcing book publishers to retool the way they do business ...

Confessions of a (Reforming) Bookaholic
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dale Hanson Bourke Books get a second life in a global library. It’s possible that we finally get it. We live ...

Green Reads
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Books on the environment, the economy, and equity. Whether you’re a die-hard “greenie” or someone ...

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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The Bible in Vogue
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Sarah K. Masterson A pop culture Word for a pop culture world. What happens when a Swedish ad executive sets o ...

The Unusual Suspects
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Chris Smith A People's History of Christianity: The Other Side of the Story, by Diana Butler Bass. HarperOne. ...

An Inclusive Vision of the Church
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Soong-Chan Rah Excerpt from The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity. I am ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh God Drops and Loses Things, by Kilian McDonnell; 15 Days of Prayer, series from New Press; Servant or Sucker, by Beth Templeto ...

John Hope Franklin: Scholar, Activist, Truth-teller
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>John Hope Franklin lived through most of the twentieth century. He was a gentle man, a scholar, an activist, and a truth-teller. He studied history and he helped to make it.</p> ...

What to Do If Someone at Your Church Has an Eating Disorder
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

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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 ...

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 ...

With Eyes to See
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Richard E. Stearns How I went from being a corporate CEO to an anti-poverty activist. His name was Richard, th ...

A Step Toward Peace
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Edward F. Snyder JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters, by James W. Douglass. Orbis. James W ...

A Knock at the Door
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Marilyn Lacey An excerpt from This Flowing Toward Me: A Story of God Arriving in Strangers. I started out thin ...

Stingy Givers
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

J. Dana Trent Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money, by Christian Smith and Michael O. Emerson, with ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh The Complete Leader's Guide to Christian Retreats, by Rachel Gilmore; In Romero's Legacy, by Pilar and John Hogan; W ...

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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Overcoming John Wayne Syndrome with New Stories
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Peace actions often evoke disgust, anger, and fear from the uninvolved bystander. Epithets are hurled at the demonstrators, with coward and traitor perhaps the favorites. Why should advocating peace e ...

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 ...

Seeing the Sacred
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Barbara Brown Taylor An excerpt from the book An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith. No one longs for wh ...

Driven by the Holy Spirit
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

John Malkin Jesuit John Dear and his Persistent Peace. Jesuit John Dear’s peace activism has led him all ove ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Sabbath, by Dan Allender; Fasting, by Scot McKnight; The Church on Dauphine Street, by Ann Hedreen and Rustin Thompson; Engage ...

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 ...

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. ...

The Pattern of this World
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:15pm | Type: Magazine Article

Emmanuel Katongole Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove A Ugandan Catholic priest, the child of Rw ...

A Timeless Prophet
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Steve Loy As mainline churches work to find positions on difficult social issues, Westminster John Knox Press recovers a 20th-century pro­ ...

Going Green
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tim King There is a battle raging for the definition of “green.” For years the stereotype meant tre ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Good News Good News Evangelical Does Not Equal Republican …or Democrat , by Lisa Sharon ...

La Anunciación
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Demetria Martinez Short fiction on new life in a new country. YOU CAN'T BELIEVE the ninth month will ever ...

Keeping the Peace
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tobias Winright One of the highlights of the Christian liturgical year for me has been gathering with fr ...

Hip-Hop Holy Land
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Andrew Wilkes In Disciples of the Street, Eric Gutierrez weaves three storylines into a narrative about the role of hip-hop in Christian m ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Voices of the Movement Voices of the Movement Freedom Song: Young Voices and the Struggl ...

A Hardheaded Faith
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Mary Doria Russell, author of the best-selling books The Sparrow and Children of God, tells Sojourners about her discipl ...

This World and the Next
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Classic books on science fiction and spirituality. Some—okay, a lot—of science fiction trea ...

Through the Laughter and the Tears
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kimberly Burge Uwem Akpan, a Jesuit from Nigeria, tells stories about Africa through its children, creating rich and complex characters th ...

Building Bridges
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Books that traverse the terrain of war and peace, faith and family, and continents and cultures. ...