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Born Again, or Blind?
Originally Posted: 01/06/2015 - 11:06am | Type: Blog

Without dismissing our conversion experiences of receiving sight, I am afraid in some ways we have become handicapped by our privilege of sight. I am more and more convinced that ...

Hope in the Dark Times
Originally Posted: 12/18/2014 - 10:46pm | Type: Blog

The first time I really got it, I was 16 years old. The first time I really got it, I was 16 years old. I had traveled by myself to visit distant relatives in Paris, with ...

Has Humanity Entered a New Depth of Degradation?
Originally Posted: 08/12/2014 - 1:36pm | Type: Blog

I was scanning my Facebook news feed when I read articles about murders in Iraq. I was scanning my Facebook news feed when I read articles about murders in Iraq. It seems Isl ...

Why I Stay in the Church
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 8:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Brian Doyle A testament of irrational fath and quiet, gracious miracles. A QUESTION ASKED of me 100 times in ...

And God Said, 'Let There Be Darkness'
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 2:20pm | Type: Blog

Theologically, we’re taught to hate, or at least fear, the darkness. We are children of light, God called light into being, and it was from this light that all things were formed. So what use do we have for da ...

Soaking in the Word of God
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 8:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Martin L. Smith Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C. AS THE SEAONS after Pentecost unfolds, ...

Star Trek: Into Darkness: A Call to Change Course
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 4:04pm | Type: Blog

Star Trek: Into Darkness is a fascinating and complicated story that is well worth watching. Instead of providing a summary, I want to explore three related aspects of the movie: sacrifice, blood, and hope for ...

Peering in the Dark Corners
Originally Posted: 06/18/2013 - 3:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Catherine Woodiwiss Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill shines a light on U.S. covert wars. JEREMY SCAHILL ...

At the River We Stand
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 8:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Baptism means we are imprinted on Christ. FROM THE RIVER to the rope. From the creek to the ...

What Are We Guarding Against?
Originally Posted: 03/05/2013 - 6:36pm | Type: Blog

It's a marvel that people hate vehemently enough to end their lives and those of complete strangers as a solution to their actual suffering or perceptions of injustice. It's expensive to make this me ...

Halloween and Jesus: A Reconciliation in the Dark
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 7:06am | Type: Blog

Two years ago, my then 10-year-old son celebrated his first Halloween. He'd arrived in the United States from Africa just a few months before, and as far as we could discern no such Oct. 31 holiday exists ...

His Name is Potlako
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

His name is Potlako. Potlako means "earlier than expected," I suppose he was named Potlako because he was either a premature baby or he followed soon -- too soon -- after his elder brother. ...

The First Nonviolent Revolution? The Resurrection.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

As Lent ends and the Holy Triduum begins, my mind turns to resurrection. Perhaps a bit too soon as the Good Friday death of Jesus and his descent into darkness is still impending. ...

Nestling for the Planet
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

The April issue of Sojourners magazine takes on climate change denial. One challenge is that the truth is hard to face -- but, as scientist Sasha Adkins describes from personal experience, one strategy is to d ...

Friday Links Round Up: Budget Cuts. King Philip IV. Japan.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/03/11/friday-links-round-up-budget-cuts-king-philip-iv-japan/" target="_self"></a>Budget Cuts. King Phillip IV. Japan. Here's a ...

Lent: Giving Up Coffee, or My Life?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>photo &copy; 2006 <a style="padding:0;margin:0;color:#aaa; text-decoration:underline;" title="click to visit the Flickr profile page for Ahmed Rabea" href="http://www.f ...

Matthew Kelty and the Beauty of a Good Death
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Writer and Trappist monk Matthew Kelty died last week at age 95. His is an example of a good life and a good death. Writer and Trappist monk Matthew Kelty died last week at age 95 ...

Mythbusters: Beyond the Shadow of Race-Baiting and Partial Truths
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<em>[</em><strong><em>Editor's Note: </em></strong><em>Myths and misinformation abound when it comes to the topic of immigration reform. ...

Living By Faith in Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

As reflection on the <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/08/09/the-dangers-of-just-peacemaking/">killing of ten aid workers</a> from the International Assistance Mission (IAM) in Afghanist ...

When Grace and Death Collide
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Hans Peterson, a good friend of mine, died two months ago in a work-related accident. Hans Peterson, a good friend of mine, died two months ago in a work-related accident. Hans wa ...

Poisoned Sea, Impoverished Soul: A Litany of Lament Over a Despoiled Ocean
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

In the beginning, darkness covered the face of the deep.</p> <p>Then the Breath of Heaven swept across the waters, blessing the sea with all manner of creatures.</p> ...

What is the Gospel?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Last week at her blog, <a href="http://rachelheldevans.com/gospel" target="_blank">Rachel Held Evans</a> proposed the question "What is the Gospel?" She received s ...

What If Resurrection Is A Choice?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

"What if the resurrection was a choice?"</p> "What if the resurrection was a choice?" I was stunned when my professor posed this question in the last ...

The Darkness of Easy Hate and the Light of Easter's Love
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/International/Palestine-and-Israel/9000011_7mJL3#598909340_QiDdc"></a>Hate is easy and the domain of the lazy. This insight came in the ...

The Cross, Easter, and the 'They' Narrative
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The <em>other </em>has been a philosophical idea with a rich history. The other has been a philosophical idea with a rich history. The idea is how do individuals r ...

The Purpose of Lent's Season of Darkness
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>This morning as I was sitting reading my Bible, I caught a glimpse of the Olympic mountains out my window. They were covered in the early morning light which reflected off their snow-covered peaks. ...