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Beauty in Battered Places
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Jason Howard A conversation with novelist and activist Denise Giardina. “THE CHURCH radicalized me,” celebrat ...

Church to Go
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 9:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Melanie Mullen City of God: Faith in the Streets. Jericho Books. IN HER LATEST book, Sara Miles—author of the ...

Lessons Learned by a Young Priest
Originally Posted: 12/30/2013 - 9:21am | Type: Blog

I had no clue how to serve a congregation. Other than planning Sunday worship — the easiest of all clergy tasks — I was unprepared. In the perfection of hindsight, I see that I wa ...

Cuts to Food Stamps Flout Gospel Message
Originally Posted: 12/12/2013 - 4:55pm | Type: Blog

In his first Advent address, Pope Francis directed Christians to be guided by the “Magnificat,” Mary’s song of praise for the coming Christ child. She proclaims that God has “lifted up the lowly and filled the ...

Unravelling Grace
Originally Posted: 11/04/2013 - 3:23pm | Type: Blog

I am entangled and grace comes and unravels all of that — whatever "that" is — and sets me free. Grace unravels me, my sense of self that has been shaped by all the other expectations I carry so tigh ...

Five Questions for Transgender Chaplain Cameron Partridge
Originally Posted: 07/22/2013 - 1:35pm | Type: Blog

She graduated from all-female Bryn Mawr College in 1995, where she came out as gay and also as a woman called to the priesthood. After college, she graduated from Harvard Divinity School, married her girlfrien ...

Waiting on God
Originally Posted: 06/14/2013 - 3:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Linda Kaufman A story about falling in love with Jesus all over again. WHEN I FIRST started attending the Chu ...

Episcopal Leader Says S.C. Diocese Can’t Secede
Originally Posted: 11/19/2012 - 11:57am | Type: Blog

Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said on Nov. 15 that the Diocese of South Carolina can't unilaterally secede from the national church, as she urged conservatives to stay despite sharp ...

Episcopal Priest Under Scrutiny for Nude Photos
Originally Posted: 09/18/2012 - 1:32pm | Type: Blog

How does the church recognize the beauty of art that depicts God's creation — the human form — without seeming to condone "a beauty exciting to lust"? In the middle ...

Episcopal Bishop on Gay Weddings: Yes, But No
Originally Posted: 07/26/2012 - 9:16am | Type: Blog

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Episcopal Bishop Kee Sloan of Alabama voted in favor of his church's new ritual for blessing same-sex unions — but he won't allow priests in his diocese to perform it. ...

Episcopal Bishops Ask Obama for Continued Aid to Middle East Hospital
Originally Posted: 06/07/2012 - 4:04pm | Type: Blog

A group of Episcopal bishops is asking President Obama to help assure that a United Nations agency continues to support a diocese-run hospital in the Gaza Strip. WASHINGTON — A gr ...

Saints Compete for Top Ranking in 'Lent Madness'
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 4:18pm | Type: Blog

For three years running, "Lent Madness" has taken to the Internet as a competition between Episcopal saints in a single-elimination bracket tournament resembling the one followed by March Madness fan ...

Randall Balmer answers, "What is an Evangelical?"
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Blog

The puzzle here is not that readers of the Bible would tilt toward the political left. That, for me, as well as for thousands of other American evangelicals, is self-evident. ...

Generation XYZ: This Is Not Your Grandfather's Morality
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

If older generations paint morality in black and white, young people's palettes are disappointingly grey. If older generations paint morality in black and white, young ...

Church: Socks Are Optional but Grace is Required
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

September 18 was National Back to Church Sunday. It's OK. I missed it, too. September 18 was National Back to Church Sunday. It's OK. I missed it, too. ...

10 Years After 9/11 the Question Remains the Same
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was standing in the bathroom of my apartment outside Chicago, about to hop in the shower, when I heard the phone ring and then my husband call my name. ...

Alabama Clergy Sue to Stop Anti-Immigrant Law
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

When the Alabama legislature passed their infamous, anti-immigrant law (HB 56), the religious community in the state immediately cried foul. When the Alabama legislature passed th ...

The Bookends of Life
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

There's something special about the bookends of our lifetimes. I became a first-time father seven months ago and a hospice chaplain just one month past. There's somethin ...

Sudan: History Must Not Repeat Itself
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 8:53am | Type: Blog

We cannot allow the history of a brutal genocide to repeat itself in Sudan, nor denial and inaction to repeat itself in Washington, D.C., but both are happening at this very moment ...

Worship, Liturgy, and an Introduction to Poet Scott Kinder-Pyle
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Scott Kinder-Pyle is a Presbyterian pastor in Spokane, Washington, and the featured poet in <em>Sojourners</em>' July issue. Scott Kinder-Pyle is a Presbyterian p ...

Aid, Not War in Afghanistan: An Open Letter From Religious Leaders to President Obama
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/soj11031.jpg"></a>Dear Mr. President,</p> Dear Mr. President, As your target date to begin U.S. ...

Friday Links Round Up: Books. Pizza. Women Writers.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Books. Pizza. Women Writers. Here's a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week:</p> Books. Pizza. Women Writers. Here's a little ...

Southern Sudanese in Khartoum at Risk
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note</strong>: South Sudan is preparing for its independence referendum on January 9 -- an event whose occurrence is threatened by North Sudan's intransigence ...

The 12 Days of (a Grassroots) Christmas
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

For those who are looking for something beyond the traditional 12 days of Christmas gift-giving shtick, here are some ideas I gleaned during my ongoing travels for <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp ...

Churches Key to Peace in Sudan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<strong>[</strong><em><strong>Editor's Note:</strong> Voter registration has now started for South Sudan's January 9 referendum on independence -- an event whose occurre ...

A House of Prayer for All Races
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I was privileged the last few days to be in Phoenix, Arizona. I was privileged the last few days to be in Phoenix, Arizona. (What an amazing place -- the sunshine and the cloudles ...

We Interrupt This Family for Baseball Season
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Somebody sent that sign to my wife Joy and she promptly put it up outside right next to our front door. It's true -- our family now organizes life around baseball. Somebody s ...

The Global Emergence Won't Be Televised
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">[<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/emergent-and-race/">Read more of this blog conversation</a> in response to the <em>Sojourners </ ...

On Faith on Glenn Beck, and a Video PSA for Social Justice Christians
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/04/19/on-faith-on-glenn-beck-and-a-video-psa-for-social-justice-christians/"></a>Last week, The Washington Post's <a href="http:// ...

Looking Beyond the U.S. for Emerging Church Trends
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.freshworship.org/node/660"></a>[<a href="../tag/emergent-and-race/">Read more of this blog conversation</a> in response to the Sojour ...

Going to Church on Wall Street to Talk About Ethical Economics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> During Trinity Institute's 2009 conference & ...

Two Cheers for Danforth on Health Care and Sudan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Two great ideas from former Sen. John Danforth, an Episcopal priest and Republican from Missouri who served in the U.S. Senate for nearly two decades, are under fire. Two great id ...

Reclaiming the E-Word and Seizing the Episcopal Moment
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Lost in the buzz over the U.S. Episcopal Church's decision to bless same sex unions was a missional moment. Lost in the buzz over the U.S. Episcopal Church's decision to ...

Bishop Robinson's Lost Prayer at the Inaugural Kick-off
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Sunday afternoon, I sat in front of the TV with a box of tissues and watched every second of the "We Are One" concert at the Lincoln Memorial live on HBO.</p> ...

Look Who's Praying at the Inauguration
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

The first openly gay Episcopal bishop.</p> <p>The first female president of the Disciples of Christ.</p> The first openly gay Episcopal bishop. The first fem ...

New Life from an Old Hymn
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/summer-sundays"></a></p> Christ Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra, Florida, is the kind of church ...