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The Party of Pink
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. America should be like a box of crayons, but with fewer colors. WHEN MARK TWAIN supposedly said ...

A License to Pray
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. "Please report to Window #12. And bring your Bible." THE RECENT Supreme Court ruling ...

They've Got Your Number...
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. And they're using it for themselves. I’VE BEEN SPENDING a lot of time with my credit card ...

6 Times Pastors Went On Late-Night TV
Originally Posted: 05/12/2014 - 2:07pm | Type: Press

May 12, 2014 Sojo in the News Jesse Carey ...

Exporting Democracy...
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. ...although maybe we should have kept a little for ourselves. FOR MORE THAN two centuries, the ...

One Hump or Two?
Originally Posted: 05/11/2014 - 10:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Another test of biblical authority by unscrupulous scientists. RESEARCHERS from Tel Aviv Univer ...

A Bridge Too Far? Not Likely.
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. It's only New Jersey. So fugetaboutit. SINCE THE 2014 election could be the most decisive ...

Adapt or Die
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Okay, so maybe not actually die. Just change. And quickly. THIS YEAR IS shaping up to be one of ...

Donating My Body to Science
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. No animals were tested in the study. Just me. AS A TEST subject in an ongoing medical study, I ...

Getting Real for the New Year
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 6:05pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Don't make promises you can't keep. THIS IS OUR first issue of the new year, and with ...

Not So Merry Christmas
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 10:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Sorry, kids, but Santa has some bad news. DESPITE THE heart-felt and hand-written requests from ...

NASA's Earthbound Solutions
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Domestic space flight is an idea whose time has come. WITH THE HEAT of mid-year finally over—ju ...

Dear Pastor Rick Warren, I Think You Don’t Get It
Originally Posted: 09/25/2013 - 10:09am | Type: Blog

This photo appeared yesterday on Rick Warren’s Facebook page and Twitter feed. Apparently the image captures “the typical attitude of Saddleback Staff as they start work each day.” Hmmm. I didn’t realize Saddl ...

6 Reasons I Have a Major Crush on Pope Francis
Originally Posted: 09/16/2013 - 5:32pm | Type: Blog

When I see him smiling on TV or on the cover of a magazine in the checkout line at the grocery store, I get the warm fuzzies. When I see him smiling on TV or on the cover of a mag ...

Be nice. They're listening (and taking notes).
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. If you have something to hide, hide it better. SINCE WE NOW know the federal government has bee ...

Love One Another (some restrictions apply)
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Sorry. Disasters aren't budgeted this year. NOTHING MOVES ME more than a heartfelt tweet. ...

Five Questions with Author of 'The Invisible Girls'
Originally Posted: 05/20/2013 - 8:52am | Type: Blog

Sarah Thebarge is the author of The Invisible Girls, a new memoir from Jericho Books. I was fortunate to get a few minutes to ask her a few questions about her touching, funny, compelling new piece of work. ...

To Have and to Hold (and to Serve Six)
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. When wedding bells ring, don't forget the jello. JUNE IS A special month, particularly for ...

With Piercing Wit and Deep Affection
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Jason Byassee When "Spiritual but Not Religious" Is Not Enough: Seeing God in Suprising Places, Even the Church. Jericho Books ...

God Won’t Mind If We Laugh at Ourselves
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 3:29pm | Type: Blog

Shadyac is not Catalyst’s usual fare of trying-to-be-hip pastors. But that didn’t seem to bother the zany director in the slightest. He moved from quick-witted one-liners to deep discussions of faith and God’s ...

Lost and Found in Translation
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:17am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Who said it was a good idea to mimic the human brain? MICROSOFT WORD is one of those computer p ...

The Real Reason Americans Love Guns
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. I felt the same way. When I was 9. THE DAY BEFORE President Obama's second inauguration (c ...

Living with Big Pharma
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. You should expect some side effects. AS WE MOVE along in 2013, more initiatives will be coming ...

Whistling 'Dixie' Off the Fiscal Cliff
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 10:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Let the healing begin (maybe next week). SO HOW WAS your fall off the fiscal cliff? Did you dro ...

VIDEO: Editor vs. Stink Bugs
Originally Posted: 12/07/2012 - 6:03pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Watch what happens when stink bugs invade the Sojourners editorial retreat. If you guffawed at Ed ...

Note to Stink Bugs: Die!
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:18pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. What's next, frogs and locusts? I DON'T WANT to keep harping about this climate chang ...

QUIRK: We. Can't. Breathe. (or Stephen Colbert Does Liturgical Dance)
Originally Posted: 11/27/2012 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Stephen Colbert, a practicing Catholic and sometimes CCD teacher, does a "liturgical dance" number to the hymn, "King of Glory." You're welcome. Stephen ...

Five New Christian Clichés to Avoid
Originally Posted: 10/26/2012 - 12:56pm | Type: Blog

I was pretty amazed by the popularity of the first lists of Christian clichés I created (linked at the bottom of this article). I think it was because so many Christians saw themselves somewhere in the list an ...

Links of Awesomeness: October 24, 2012
Originally Posted: 10/24/2012 - 6:22pm | Type: Blog

Today's awesome Links! Videochat karaoke with Zooey Deschanel? YES PLEASE! Paste Magazine has been pumping out sweet videos from this year's Newport Folk Festival ...

QUIRK: PBS CEO Paula Kerger Addresses Big Bird Craze
Originally Posted: 10/05/2012 - 5:17pm | Type: Blog

PBS CEO Paula Kerger addresses the Big Bird, post-presidential debate controversy. OK, the @firedbigbird tweets have been hilarious. And it's almost understandable th ...

Ku Klux Clowns
Originally Posted: 10/01/2012 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

The event is a great reminder that we need imagination as we confront evil, so that we do not mirror the hatred we seek to end. And, even as we fight serious injustices, we need humor — as old Emma Goldman onc ...

Links of Awesomeness: September 28, 2012
Originally Posted: 09/29/2012 - 12:26pm | Type: Blog

Today's links of awesomeness! Anyone like sushi? Well, this is kind of the same thing. Okay, it might be a little different.   Artist group  After Agri  created a device ...

Links of Awesomeness: Sept. 27, 2012
Originally Posted: 09/27/2012 - 2:26pm | Type: Blog

The world's most dangerous hiking trail, some underwater streets, skyscrapers cleaning our air, Wes Anderson's working on a new film, and imagine having a cold brewski with President Obama. Also — 2, ...

QUIRK: How to Speak Northern Irish (Apparently)
Originally Posted: 09/27/2012 - 3:26pm | Type: Blog

"High nigh br-eye-n, K-eye"? Come again? Rend Collective and Bart Millard (of the band MercyMe) give us a lesson in how to speak Northern Irish. "High nigh br-eye-n ...

Links of Awesomeness: September 20, 2012
Originally Posted: 09/20/2012 - 3:00pm | Type: Blog

A cat runs for mayor and may or may not try out a new electric skateboard or a bike made out of cardboard. Some of the Pixar staff could've used some free coffee courtesy of GOOD when they studied for the ...

Links of Awesomeness: September 17, 2012
Originally Posted: 09/17/2012 - 5:03pm | Type: Blog

Today's afternoon links of awesomeness! The Donut Burger : a revolutionary combination of meaty goodness and glazed dough. Souther Californian burger chain Slater's 5 ...

QUIRK: Chuck Norris Warns USA About 1,00 Years of Solitude ... No, Darkness
Originally Posted: 09/06/2012 - 10:07am | Type: Blog

From Huffington Post: Chuck Norris has offered a dire warning to America, claiming that U.S. citizens face "1,000 years of darkness" if President Obama is reelected for a second term in November. ...

Bromosapien: The Evolution of the Postmodern Male (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 09/06/2012 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

I like potpourri; my wife digs the nickel defense. I changed more diapers in the first month of my son’s life than my dad ever did on me. I take care of the kids when Amy goes to meetings in the evenings, and ...

QUIRK: The Parent Rap
Originally Posted: 09/04/2012 - 3:15pm | Type: Blog

Don't make me stop this beat. I'll do it. I'll pull this beat right over. http://youtu.be/N_NspDWssIY Don't make me stop this beat. I'll do it. I� ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Best of Jan. 2012 - Aug 2012 (Part II)
Originally Posted: 08/17/2012 - 4:12pm | Type: Blog

Today is my last run of "Links of Awesomeness." And rather than ending with a mediocre list of new links, I went through the archives to compile some of my favorites from this year. Enjoy the links a ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Best of Jan. 2012 - Aug 2012 (Part I)
Originally Posted: 08/17/2012 - 4:13pm | Type: Blog

Today is my last run of "Links of Awesomeness." And rather than ending with a mediocre list of new links, I went through the archives to compile some of my favorites from this year. Enjoy the links a ...

QUIRK: Who’s the Biggest Bro in the Presidential Race?
Originally Posted: 08/17/2012 - 2:23pm | Type: Blog

Today, Gawker answers that question by evaluating the candidates in sports, fashion, education, bro-pinions, and most importantly, beer. Which one’s got the best bro traits? Our current beer-loving commander i ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: August 10, 2012
Originally Posted: 08/10/2012 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

U.S. gymnast McKyala Moroney is not impressed with much in this new Tumblr page --- four sisters recreate childhood photos --- designer public toilets in New Zealand --- remembering author and journalist David ...

Links of Awesomeness: August 9, 2012
Originally Posted: 08/09/2012 - 4:42pm | Type: Blog

Usain Bolt vs. a cheetah --- Beck plans to release new album entirely in sheet music --- Longform launches debut podcast --- Shark Week finds rival with "animals that act like sharks week" --- fascin ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: August 8, 2012
Originally Posted: 08/08/2012 - 4:13pm | Type: Blog

Sock album covers --- internet-themed child onesies --- first look at New Yorker rejected story by F. Scott Fitzgerald --- lulling an ill pet to sleep in Lake Superior --- green screen cooking show with David ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: August 7, 2012
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Peter Jackson releases a second trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey --- feminist Ryan Gosling to become coffee table book --- animals forming their own bands --- Conan O'Brien's "Cluel ...

QUIRK: The Time Conan O'Brien 'Pushed the Envelope on Late Night Television'
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 12:31pm | Type: Blog

God bless our media! What follows in the video below from the flying squirrels at Team Coco is the collective reportage from various broadcast media outlets about late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien Scott Cronick & David Gorshein ...

Links of Awesomeness: August 1, 2012
Originally Posted: 08/01/2012 - 4:27pm | Type: Blog

A 14-year-old kid meets John Lennon and interviews him in I Met the Walrus --- creative ways to re-purpose labyrinths and skeeball machines --- P is for Pixar --- indie rock music's Trade Deadline Day. Se ...

QUIRK: Westboro Baptist Haters vs. Zombie Counter-Protesters (Guess Who Won?)
Originally Posted: 08/01/2012 - 12:43pm | Type: Blog

From Huffington Post: A Westboro Baptist Church protest was overshadowed last Friday when demonstrators dressed as zombies gathered at a DuPont, Wash. military base to counter the radical group's efforts ...

Plunging into the Political Fray. Or Not.
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 4:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Remind me again what lawyers do. I forget. THE TAR SANDS in Alberta, Canada, have been in the n ...