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Family Values: Ministry or 'Just Life'
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 11:11am | Type: Blog

I believe that every dedicated family following Jesus is a great instrument for the kingdom of God. A family serving together is a picture of God's love and grace. I believe ...

My Struggle with New Monasticism
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

[<a title="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/new-monastics-and-race" href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/new-monastics-and-race">Read all posts in this conversation on New Monastics and race.</a ...

New Study on Abortion Reduction
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

The heated abortion debate has up to this time been focused on legal measures. The heated abortion debate has up to this time been focused on legal measures. A new study commiss ...

A Visit to the ER
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Unequal access to medical care has made death a social disease. Healing is both a major subject of ...

Small-Time Ministry, Big-Time Dreams
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<P>There are plenty of times I miss running a legitimate ministry organization like Mission Year. There are plenty of times I miss running a legitimate ministry organiza ...

Milking the Innocent
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Sharon Craig Marketing infant formula at the cost of young lives. In the Philippines, as in much of the globa ...

The Heresy of the 'Perfect Parent'
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

Franklin D. Raines Will your own humanness really ruin your children for life? Some three decades ago in an ov ...

Working Family Values
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Heather Boushey No-benefit jobs leave parents struggling. When we send our children out into the world of work ...

Who Does the Time?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Carol Fennelly Families and communities pay a steep price for imprisonment rates. Is it really just my fathe ...

The Wizard of Colorado Springs
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Randall Balmer In spring 1998, James Dobson, founder and head of Focus on the Family, was mad, and he traveled to Washington, D.C., to ven ...

Code Words
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Katie Hochstedler I was disappointed with Sojourners on reading "Family Matters" (by Julie Polter, January 2007). ...

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 ...

A Man of Faith
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis My dad was always one to deflect attention from himself and give the glory to God. On the morning ...

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 ...

Breaking the 'Holy Hush'
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Gail Martin Evangelicals find new resources to address domestic violence. The U.S. Department of Justice estim ...

Covenant for A New America
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank Poverty solutions that transcend ideology. Last fall, Hurricane Katrina opened a window of awarene ...

Progressive Family Values
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

James Ferguson A recent poll conducted for PBS’s Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly surveyed 1,130 adults about faith and family. ...

The Cost of Prisons
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 4:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Montgomery-Fate The remarkable thing about Renny Golden’s writing is that it provides a bridge of understanding between a silenced, d ...

Taking Back Our Kids
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 4:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Polly Duncan Collum Child rearing, never an easy endeavour, has bec ...

Secret Siblings
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 2:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

S. Scott Bartchy Paul's letters talk about Jesus' radical new vision of believers as family. But some Bible translations miss th ...

More Than Family
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Chris Rice The continuing scandal is summed up in a 1997 Gallup Poll: The Christian church remains the one "highly segregated" m ...

Home At Last
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Notes from a small southern town. "You can't go home again." So novelist Th ...

What Is Family?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kristine Jensen It is a clear fall day in 1986 and I am walking the block home from the bus stop. It is my second month of high school; I ...

Ayumi's Gift
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Valerie Schultz Sometimes self-knowledge can be gleaned from the most unlikely of sources. From a glimpse of sunset, or a chance reading o ...

Suffer Not the Children
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kathy McGinnis What makes raising kids so tough? I have two images of Jesus in my mind as I read The War Aga ...

Escalating Love
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

James McGinnis Anne Marie Hansen Jesus' words as he wept over Jerusalem are probab ...

A False Dilemma
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ann Barnet Richard Barnet Parenting is key--but so is good day care. ...

A Modern Salvation Story
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joe Nangle The drama that unfolded in the arrest and court proceedings of Theodore Kaczynski deserves serious, even prayerful, reflection. ...