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3 Reasons I Didn't Give Up on the Bible
Originally Posted: 10/24/2014 - 4:08pm | Type: Blog

The more I studied the “perfect” word of God, the more I expected that doctrine would become clear and consistent, the authors exemplary, and the stories contain distinct and readily discernible meanings. ...

U2's Songs of Transcendence
Originally Posted: 10/14/2014 - 4:49pm | Type: Blog

Hearing U2's album October for the first time set my life on a trajectory that continues to this day: finding God in the places some people say God isn't supposed to be; looking for the truly sacred ...

Mary J. Blige, My Guardian Angel
Originally Posted: 11/19/2013 - 5:43pm | Type: Blog

When I think about the guardian angels who I’ve been told surround me like spiritual body guards, I picture the Angel In Charge as looking and sounding a lot like the Grammy-winning singer Mary J. Blige. ...

No Turning Away, or Back, After Seeing '12 Years a Slave'
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 2:33pm | Type: Blog

Before I saw the new film 12 Years A Slave, I knew nothing about Solomon Northrop or his astounding story of courage, forbearance, and faith. I’d never heard of Northrop, an African-American freeman, who was ...

Every Prayer, Every Breath, a Step Toward a Cure
Originally Posted: 10/15/2013 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

One morning each week, I ascend the outdoor staircase on the side of our little church and enter the Upper Room – a cozy, loftlike space above the pastors’ offices set apart for prayer. ...

6 Reasons I Have a Major Crush on Pope Francis
Originally Posted: 09/16/2013 - 5:32pm | Type: Blog

When I see him smiling on TV or on the cover of a magazine in the checkout line at the grocery store, I get the warm fuzzies. When I see him smiling on TV or on the cover of a mag ...

The Unsilenced Voice of Seamus Heaney
Originally Posted: 09/05/2013 - 9:37am | Type: Blog

In [the poem's] few words, Seamus Heaney told me a lifetime about his spirituality and beliefs, history, and hopes. But it was the act of his offering me the precious poem that said even more about the si ...

A Thoroughly Modern Mystic Makes His Way to the Big Screen
Originally Posted: 08/08/2013 - 4:46pm | Type: Blog

The duo’s Merton film, while factually based, is not a documentary. Rather, it is an epic tale of spiritual, emotional and cultural transformation in the 1960s. And, yes, it is a love story. ...

Finding Hope and Wholeness in My Son’s Return to Africa
Originally Posted: 05/29/2013 - 2:21pm | Type: Blog

Malaria, tuberculosis, and diarrhea-related fatalities remain high in Malawi. So does unemployment, particularly among younger workers in urban areas such as Blantyre, where it is approximately 70 percent. But ...

Fowler woman's trip to Ethiopia sparks desire to make a difference
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:45pm | Type: Press

November 25, 2012 Sojo in the News Kathleen Lavey ...

Top 10 Things I Learned From the Wild Goose
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:56pm | Type: Press

July 2, 2012 Sojo in the News Cathleen Falsani ...

Paul Simon: God's Chronicler
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:23pm | Type: Press

May 1, 2012 Sojo in the News Jonathan D. Fitzgerald ...

Going Native
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:25pm | Type: Press

April 30, 2012 Sojo in the News James Taranto ...

'The Big Lebowski' Religion Founder Talks 'The High Holiday' Of Dudeism
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 5:49pm | Type: Press

April 20, 2012 Sojo in the News Ellen Killoran ...

Why is it so hard to do religion in prime time?
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 5:36pm | Type: Press

March 14, 2012 Sojo in the News Piet Levy ...

Obama before he was famous
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 5:10pm | Type: Press

February 28, 2012 Sojo in the News Marvin Olasky ...

Cardinal George Lives With the Red-Hat to Prepare for Cardinal Dolan
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 4:39pm | Type: Press

February 21, 2012 Sojo in the News Pat Hickey ...

Santorum and Satan - the devil is in the details
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 4:28pm | Type: Press

February 21, 2012 Sojo in the News Eric Marrapodi ...

In this era of Facebook, Lent is full of opportunity to better yourself
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 4:40pm | Type: Press

February 17, 2012 Sojo in the News Charles Honey ...

WWJD On YouTube? It Depends Who You Ask
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 5:02pm | Type: Press

February 7, 2012 Sojo in the News Barbara Bradley Hagerty ...

The Appealing Faith of Justin Bieber: A Q&A with Belieber! author Cathleen Falsani
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 4:10pm | Type: Press

January 27, 2012 Sojo in the News Brian Kirk ...

Name that evangelical endorsement
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 4:14pm | Type: Press

January 20, 2012 Sojo in the News Sarah Pulliam Bailey ...

Justin Bieber’s Biggest Fan
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 4:23pm | Type: Press

January 17, 2012 Sojo in the News Nancy French ...

Paul Simon’s long meandering spiritual journey
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 3:49pm | Type: Press

January 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Kim Lawton ...

Justin Bieber's Ecce Homo
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 3:48pm | Type: Press

January 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Cathleen Falsani ...

Are Young, Religious Stars like Justin Bieber and Tim Tebow Making Christianity Cool?
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 3:43pm | Type: Press

January 10, 2012 Sojo in the News Jo Piazza ...

An Invitation to The Great Conversation
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 3:42pm | Type: Press

January 7, 2012 Sojo in the News Cathleen Falsani ...

Religion and Ethics: Paul Simon
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 3:53pm | Type: Press

January 6, 2012 Sojo in the News Kim Lawton ...

Not All Budget Cuts Are Created Equal
Originally Posted: 11/06/2011 - 5:08pm | Type: Blog

Less than one percent of the federal budget goes to foreign aid. Our spending on development and foreign assistance is not -- by any stretch of the facts or imagination -- our national debt. ...

A Peacemakers Litany
Originally Posted: 11/06/2011 - 4:43pm | Type: Blog

Gracious Lord, Gracious Lord, We dream of a world free of poverty and oppression, we yearn for a world free of vengeance and violence, and a nation -- America -- that ...

Awkward: Obama's Press Secretary Corrects the Boss, Invents Bible Verse
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 11:13am | Type: Blog

He meant well. It sounded right. But it was ... wrong. He meant well. It sounded right. But it was ... wrong. Poor White House spokesman Jay Carney misquoted -- invented, ...

Earth-Friendly Halloween Recipes
Originally Posted: 11/01/2011 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

My personal favorite, from 101CookBooks.com, Thai-spiced Pumpkin Soup: My personal favorite, from 101CookBooks.com, Thai-spiced Pumpkin Soup : I've made this ...

#OccupySunday: We Are the 100 Percent
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 9:07am | Type: Blog

Any society that will not care for its poor, in effect, prefers its rich. Any society that will not care for its poor, in effect, prefers its rich. It may give power ...

St. Francis, Pray for Us
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 8:08am | Type: Blog

Today (Oct. 4) Christians around the world celebrate the life of St. Francis of Assisi, one of the bright lights of the church and one of the most venerated religious figures in history. ...

CNN, Jesus and Justin Bieber
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

I must admit, I was skeptical. Justin Bieber and Jesus -- at least not together -- weren't exactly on my radar. I must admit, I was skeptical. Justin Bieber and J ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Get Your Click On!
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

It's Oktoberfest. A frosty papal pilsner, perhaps? ] When Pope Benedict XVI visited Germany last week, the beer meisters were ready. The German newspaper Der Spiegel reports: "According to Helmut Ku ...

Life: Interrupted
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

I've come to believe that one aspect of maturity is the ability to see life's interruptions not as interruptions but as necessary events and journeys. If we think of the unexpected as an interrupt ...

Today's News Round-up
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Evangelical author nears the end of her "biblical year" From making her own clothes to praising her husband at the city gate to sleeping outside in a tent for the duration of her period, Rachel Held ...

Female Slavery in Our Own Back Yards
Originally Posted: 12/06/2011 - 4:31pm | Type: Blog

Human trafficking is the manipulation of people, mostly poor women and children, through abuse, torture, rape, and violence, to be used as profit for others. In other words, it's slavery. It is here in th ...

Afternoon Philosofail
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

A philosophy professor of mine from college, who is also a Facebook friend, just posted a link to the following item, without comment (although I could hear what he was undoubtedly thinking from 900 m ...

Two Thumbs Up for Ebert and "Life Itself"
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

"The conditions of my life are precarious," film critic Roger Ebert wrote last week in a posting on his online journal titled, "Fall from Grace." Ebert, 69, perhaps the pre-eminent film cr ...

Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself...
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

They call me ..."God Girl."* And I'll be your new tour guide here at God's Politics. Some of you may know me by my more official byline, Cathleen Falsani. I've been a contributing edi ...

What is an Evangelical, anyway?
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Blog

Not long after the 2004 presidential election, I was dining with some friends in Brooklyn when the conversation turned to religion and politics - the two things you're never supposed to discuss in pol ...

TGIF: Links 'n' Such
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 10:13am | Type: Blog

The Gubbio Project, which helps churches become refuges for homeless people throughout the U.S., recently earned a new fan: Author Anne Rice. "When I was in San Francisco, I visited St. Boniface Church in ...

Jim Wallis: Poverty Should Be #1 Issue in 2012 Election
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

More than 15 percent of the U.S. population now lives in poverty -- the highest rate in 18 years, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released this morning. More than 15 perc ...

Surprised by Joy on 9/11/11
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

"[Music] is no invention of ours: it is a gift of God. I place it next to theology. Satan hates music: he knows how it drives the evil spirit out of us." -- Martin Luther ...

Obama's Remembrance: 9/11/11
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama spent Sunday, the 10th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, by visiting each of the attack sites in New York City, Washington, ...

Obama on Jobs Act: 'They don't have the luxury of waiting 14 months.'
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

First, here's the transcript portion of the last five minutes of President Obama's speech where he really got his preach on: First, here's the t ...

Liberate Eden: A Digital Meditation on the Contemporary Life of Faith
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

"The man who can articulate the movements of his inner life," the late Christian apologist and author Henri Nouwen said, "need no longer be a victim of himself, but is able slowly and consiste ...

Friday Links Round Up: Ice Cream. Capitalism. The End of the World.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 10:40pm | Type: Blog

Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week. Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week: ...