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Q&A: Marilynne Robinson on Guns, Gay Marriage, and Calvinism
Originally Posted: 05/12/2014 - 2:45pm | Type: Blog

Pulitzer-Prize winning author Marilynne Robinson draws a wide fan base that spans lovers of serious literature, including many conservative Christians. Pulitzer-Prize winning aut ...

Sojo Authors Have the Right Stuff for Under Your Tree
Originally Posted: 12/19/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Blog

Consider these 2013 books from Sojourners magazine staff and contributors.   Bible & Theology Creating a Scene in Corinth: A Simulation ,  by Reta Halteman F ...

The Bible, Costco, and Fiction: On Foolish Christians and Multiplying Hot Dogs
Originally Posted: 11/21/2013 - 4:02pm | Type: Blog

The religion section of The Huffington Post published an article on Tuesday about how some Christians are responding to Costco. Unfortunately, it wasn’t about how Christians are celebrating the fact that this ...

Works of Economic Fiction
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 9:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg The Fatherless series (book one and two). FaithWords. JAMES DOBSON and Kurt Bruner get thr ...

Children of the Street
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 8:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Bobbi Buchanan Anonymity. Köhler Books INTRIGUING AND believable characters are part of what makes Janna McMa ...

Our Dolls, Our Selves
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 8:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Even at their best, toys like the American Girl Dolls send a mixed message. WHEN MY DAUGHTER, Jessic ...

Feeding our Imagination
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 8:17am | Type: Magazine Article

Mallory McDuff Fiction with a climate change theme. CRITICS HAVE BEMOANED the lack of fiction centered on cli ...

Blessed Fiction
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Novels to stretch the mind and heart. Glorybound, by Jessie van Eerden. WordFarm. A luminou ...

And Now for Something Different
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg The Woman Who Died A Lot. Viking Adult WHEN A COLLEAGUE told me Sojourners had receive ...

A Little Climate Change Pleasure Reading
Originally Posted: 01/24/2013 - 3:17pm | Type: Blog

This winter, fiction revealed truth about climate change. This winter, fiction revealed truth about climate change.   As a teacher, I relish the escape provided by pleasure r ...

Fun, Fantasy, and Other Deep Truths
Originally Posted: 04/09/2012 - 1:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Vernon Nick Harkaway, writer of novels that brim with humor and meaning, talks about legacy, not-so-silly writing, and the moral ...

Fictional Truths
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 10:39am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Four novels with nothing in common except storytelling done well. Four novels with nothing in ...

What Kind of God Do You Have?
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 1:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Stacia M. Brown Excerpt from Accidents and Providence by Stacia M. Brown, 2012. It is 1649. King Charles ha ...

Evening Links of Awesomeness: Banned Books Edition
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

HUZZAH! IT'S BANNED BOOK WEEK! HUZZAH! IT'S BANNED BOOK WEEK! If you're anything like us, you've probably been too busy to read much of anyth ...

Evening List of Awesomeness: Get Your Click On!
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Nerd-dom covers vast swaths of territory, from Trekkies and Settlers of Catan enthusiasts to, apparently, at least a few followers of Christ. Nerd-dom covers v ...

Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself...
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | 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 ...

Joyless Christians and The Lord of the Rings
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 1:12pm | Type: Blog

My favorite characters in The Lord of the Rings are the Ents -- an ancient race of giant living, talking, breathing trees in J.R.R. Tolkien's fictional land, Middle Earth. My ...

Ashley Judd: 'My Christian Faith Demands I Work for Social Justice'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

It's noon on the West Coast, and Ashley Judd is scurrying to make a live on-air interview with a National Public Radio local affiliate in Berkeley. It's noon on the West ...

7 Essential Tips for Fitting in With the Christian Literary Underground Scene Near You!
Originally Posted: 08/21/2012 - 10:11am | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/101021-book.jpg"></a>While perusing everything from Amish fiction to Zondervan's latest publications at the Calvin College Festival of F ...

What I've Been Reading This Year
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

What a great year for books. I've been enjoying some new ones and some old ones lately. Here are a few in various categories.</p> What a great year for books. I've ...

Crossing the Lines: A White Reporter's View of the Civil Rights Movement
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

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Dan Brown's Lost Symbol and the Lure of Secret Knowledge
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Dan Brown, the author of <em>The Da Vinci Code</em> and of <em>Angels and Demons</em>, has a new book out Dan Brown, the author of The Da Vinci Code a ...

Sojourners Magazine Awards
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

<em>Sojourners</em> magazine received many honors at the joint annual conventions of the <a title="http://www.epassoc.org/" href="http://www.epassoc.org/">Evangelical Pre ...

Wendell Berry's Whitefoot
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

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A Pair of Recommended Reads from Flobots' Jonny 5
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

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Spiritually-Inflected Science Fiction
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Some -- okay, a lot -- of science fiction treats religion, and even spirituality, as pre-rational claptrap or dangerous authoritarianism. Some -- okay, a lot -- of science fiction ...

No Conviction
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | 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 ...

Lakeview Terrace: Somewhat Thoughtful Thriller
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>The number one film at the U.S. box office this past weekend was Lakeview Terrace, Neil La Bute's somewhat thoughtful thriller in which an LAPD officer harasses his new neighbors; the cop is blac ...

Prophetic Texts (Loosely Involved Part 2, by Russell Rathbun)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

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Loosely Involved (Part 1, by Russell Rathbun)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=Eyes%20to%20See&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> I am standing in this ...