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Different but Equal?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I met an extraordinary teenager recently who had come to faith in a small town in Latvia. He was passionate about Jesus and wanted to live his life fully for Christ. I met an extr ...

No Conviction
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In a world where following Christ is decreed to be a subversive and illegal activity, you have been accused of being a believer, arrested, and dragged before a court.</p> In ...

A Church of Misfits
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.cor.org/">Church of the Resurrection</a> takes its name seriously, and it should. Church of the Resurrection takes its name seriously ...

Egalitarians' Feminism Based on Scripture, Not Secular Ideals
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

For egalitarians, it is an appeal to scripture rather than liberal political thought (as <a href="http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2008/june/28.41.html">Sarah Sumner suggested in <em>C ...

Just as You Did for the Middle Class, You Also Did For Me
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In the all too familiar script of presidential elections and debates, these words have essentially replaced the words of Jesus. In the all too familiar script of presidential elec ...

Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Aaron jumped back when he heard the words. He looked at me in disbelief. "Like, a real one? A born-again one?" he asked. Aaron jumped back when he heard the words. He ...

President of ABC News Tells His Church to 'Vote Out Poverty'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<em>David Westin, president of ABC News, was the speaker at </em><a href="http://www.sojo.net/action/alerts/VOP_poverty-sunday-toolkit.pdf"><em>Poverty Sunday</em></a ...

Top 10 Reasons to Sign the Vote Out Poverty Pledge
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Because politics have failed to solve big problems in the past, it is tempting, even during a critical election year, to become apathetic and disengage from the political process. ...

A Satirical Sermon Mocks Mammon-Worship
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>When I was a girl, my mother told me one should never discuss four things in polite company: rel ...

The Great Emergence
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Phyllis Tickle Every 500 years or so, the church—and the world—experience huge social, political, economic, and cultural shifts. What does ...

Faithful Transitions
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Phyllis Tickle Phyllis Tickle talks with Becky Garrison, senior contributing writer for The Wittenburg Door and author of Rising from the ...

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

Patty Kupfer Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible, by M. Daniel Carroll Rodas. Baker Academic. ...

A History of Separation
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:59pm | Type: Magazine Article

Arlene Sanchez Walsh Latino Pentecostals are increasingly seeing political action as an act of faith. Writing ...

Organizing Hope
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Tapping the reservoirs of church and community. Regardless of the outcome of the current pre ...

Growing Power
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ragan Sutterfield The Foods Resource Bank Bridges the rural-urban divide through farming and giving. Growing a ...

A Call to Repentance
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Christian support for the Iraq war raises the critical question: To whom do we belong? To whom do w ...

Church Parking Lot is Safe Haven
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger June G. Vajda In response to a police crackdown on people living on t ...

Black Church Leaders Meet on AIDS
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Alexis Vaughan More than 150 leading African-American clergy, scho­la ...

Sacred Refuge
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:41am | Type: Magazine Article

Alexis Salvatierra With comprehensive immigration reform off the congressional agenda, the New Sanctuary Movement steps into the breach. ...

Living in God's House
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:41am | Type: Magazine Article

Celeste Kennel-Shank Finding sanctuary in a Chicago storefront church. Elvira Arellano, 32, wants to be able t ...

Missionaries to the Planet
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Margaret Bullit_Jonas Call them what you will—"green nuns," "eco-nuns," or "green sisters"—but across the co ...

Engaging AIDS
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Mark Tyndall In "With Eyes to See" (by Bob Smietana, April 2007), megachurch leaders Kay Warren and Lynne Hybels appear to have ...

Tax Exempt and Politically Active?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank What churches need to know. Sojourners/Call to Renewal recently hosted a nationally televised cand ...

Where Your Treasure Is...
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger It's very complicated to have hope. Whenever I see a photograph by Sebastião Salgado, I ...

Just Trust the President?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

William Cavanaugh History does not tend to be kind to Christian theologians who demand war. In a New York Times article titled " ...

Greening Our Churches
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

David Rhoads Andrea Orcutt What congregations can do to restore creation. ...

A Case Study in the Possible
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:34am | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Vernon How Britain's Traidcraft went from church hall to the London Stock Exchange, without losing the faith. ...

Healing the Sick
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Taking the church's temperature on health care. As one might expect, the schism among religio ...

With Eyes to See
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:33am | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Smietana Megachurch leaders Kay Waren and Lynne Hybels confront the challenges of HIV/AIDS, personally and globally. ...

On Giving and Receiving
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Todd Billings How can Christian live out the commands of Mathew 25 - without the pity? "I was just at chu ...

An Apostle to the Hip
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum These are the anti-megachurches. I admit that I am not the most up-to-the-minute, in-touch ...

A Church Problem
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Harvey Yoder LMFT In "Breaking the Holy Hush" (January 2007), Gail Martin makes the astonishing claim (attributed to Catherine C ...

Congo's Cautious Hope
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tim Shenk Churches play a positive role in the first democratic elections in more than 40 years. On outdoor be ...

Mainline Vitality
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jason Byassee Liberal churches are dying. Conservative churches are growing. Liberal churches are dying. Conse ...

'Lord, Have Mercy'
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Brian D. McLaren Compassion and hope in the Haggard scandal. I was asked this fall to participate in an NPR di ...

Family Matters
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter How to defend the family more. In the waning days of the 2006 election campaign, it appeared that ...

The Gospel of Bling
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Robert M. Franklin If preachers are preoccupied with pursuing the life of conscpicuous consumption and preaching a "prosperity gospel ...

Public Neglect and Private Hope
Originally Posted: 05/12/2011 - 10:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum On the first anniversary of Katrina, New Orleans is grateful for the kindness of strangers, but worried about those le ...

Mr. Peabody's Coal Train
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Celeste Kennel-Shank Beginning with churches near the coalfields, more than 750 local and national religious leaders have put forth “A Cal ...

Patricia's Story
Originally Posted: 05/12/2011 - 10:27am | Type: Magazine Article

Juan Hernandez Noel Castellanos Behind every 'undocumented immigrant' or  ...

A Cup Of Life
Originally Posted: 05/12/2011 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Dean Nelson Healing Waters quenches thirst and builds bridges in the Dominican Republic. Water makes life diff ...

A God of Words?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Steve Thorngate I was visiting a church at which pentecostal practices were gaining traction, bringing no small controversy with them. ...

On A Wing And A Prayer
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Sine Neighbourhood preparedness is important, particularly in poorer communities. Recently, I met a Chris ...

Looking for Welcome
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Helene Slessarev-Jamir Fearful of harsh border enforcement legislation and trapped in poverty, many immigrants turn to churches for help. ...

Can These Bones Live?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Janet L. Parker What the church must learn from Rwanda. In just 100 days between April and July 1994, an estim ...

Slow Connection?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

James Ferguson A January report on Internet use among Protestant churches, conducted by Ellison Research, found that most churches are ri ...

No Visible Means of Support
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Today's toddler, in his front-facing carrier, thinks he can fly. As a father who has raised ...

Leading with Grace
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Clifton Kirkpatrick In the midst of my own responsibilities for leadership within the Presbyterian Church (USA), I seek to keep current with the literature on leadership and organ ...

Ready or Not
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Wes Granberg-Michaelson As Christianity explodes across the globe, it is taking new forms and moving away from traditional expressions. ...

Christian Churches Together
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Wes Granberg-Michaelson The journey of Christian Churches Together in the USA began in September 2001 when church leaders representing the ...