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Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 19, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 5:45pm | Type: Blog

All the hype about SOPA, dogs bark to the tune of Darth Vadar, debunking myths about homeschoolers, Tim Tebow visits Sin City, innovative musical projects, extreme skateboards, and more. ...

Jon Stewart is Pretty Princess, (Super) PAC Man
Originally Posted: 01/17/2012 - 1:30pm | Type: Blog

Last week, Stephen Colbert announced that he is exploring a possible presidential run in 2012, and put Comedy Central compatriot, Jon Stewart, in charge of his Super PAC. Because of the strict FEC separation o ...

Tripp Hudgins' First Thoughts: Public Displays of Tebow
Originally Posted: 01/17/2012 - 9:21am | Type: Blog

I know it's late. I know you are done with the guy and the Broncos' season is over. Still, I have a question for you. I know it's late. I know you are done w ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: January 12, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/12/2012 - 5:10pm | Type: Blog

TV's award winning comedy 30 Rock debuts tonight, create your own remixes with Mono's customer appreciation page, discover hidden features on the iPhone, Hostess nears bankruptcy, GOOD's new soc ...

Anabaptist Prête à Porter
Originally Posted: 01/11/2012 - 6:08pm | Type: Blog

They were pedaling the latest fashions before you even knew they even existed. They wear anything with a sense of effortless cool. They… still ride horse and carts. Wait, what? T ...

Football: Our Finest Christian Witness
Originally Posted: 01/11/2012 - 5:39pm | Type: Blog

When God chose Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow to be His witness to a hurting world, it might not have been clear that this was only a temporary calling. When God chose Denve ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: January 11, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/11/2012 - 5:51pm | Type: Blog

Polaroid camera are back on the market, apocalypse survival guide, Jack Kerouac for bros, the NBA begins using 3D graphics, the hit show Portlandia, James Franco's new film, classic album covers are given ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: January 10, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/10/2012 - 5:22pm | Type: Blog

A zombie version of the Oregon Trial, what it would look like if Batman had been created by Dr. Suess, and could an App a day keep the doctor away? Plus, videos of wackadoo political candidates, what happens i ...

Father Jim Martin on "Jesus and Joy"
Originally Posted: 01/08/2012 - 1:32pm | Type: Blog

In this segment from his new CatholicTV series "Blinks," the Rev. Jim Martin considers why Christianity is often considered so joyless, and why "religious" usually means "serious." ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: January 6, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/06/2012 - 5:12pm | Type: Blog

Stephen Colbert takes Pat Robertson's challenge to America and prays at full volume, Harrison Ford watches Indiana Jones for the first time, Gary Busey and Ted Haggard on Wife Swap, part two of Jimmy Kimm ...

The Nerd Gospel
Originally Posted: 01/06/2012 - 5:26pm | Type: Blog

I have a number of identifiers on my various venues I write for and on my email signature: heretic, antagonist, father, son, instigator, pop culture junkie, theologian, social media guru, and so on. But one se ...

Do Superheroes Get the Flu?
Originally Posted: 12/14/2011 - 4:49pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. At first, I thought I had the flu because I didn't get a flu shot this year and naturally had to be punished by the me ...

Hit the Hallelujah Button: With Clark W. Griswold et Famille
Originally Posted: 12/24/2011 - 7:01am | Type: Blog

Each day leading until Christmas we will post a different video rendition of the "Hallelujah Chorus" for your holiday enjoyment and edification. On this Christmas Eve, as you gather with "kith and kin" on the threshold of the Chri ...

Seasonal Videos of Awesomeness: Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/21/2011 - 5:41pm | Type: Blog

In case you’ve been sleeping under a rock for the past eleven months (or even if you haven’t), the generous folks at JibJab have collected all the best news stories and faces from the year and set it to music through their standard DIY video. Join t ...

Links (and Videos) of Awesomeness: Monday, Dec. 19, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/19/2011 - 5:56pm | Type: Blog

Links (and Videos) of Awesomeness: Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 Flash mobs have been appearing quite often this year – in shopping malls, public transportation stations, occupy movements ...

Links of Awesomeness: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/14/2011 - 10:19pm | Type: Blog

Jesus Toast! A vicar beatboxes the Nativity Story. Butter shortages wreak havoc on Norway. Ten out of Tenn gives away its new Christmas album. Knit some dim sum for your cat. Iconoclastic Hasidic-reggae master ...

Christmas Cheer
Originally Posted: 12/08/2011 - 1:27pm | Type: Blog

Holiday gift giving isn’t all about relishing in the latest technological gadgets, but when that tablet is an innovative and interactive Bible, it would be a sin not to indulge! H ...

Chicken Run
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 4:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Tarantulas are not insects. They're arachnids. Really big ones. After four trips to Hondur ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 11/18/2011 - 4:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Joking for Jesus, The Courage to Love, Body Meets Soul, Rethinking War. Joking for Jesus Wh ...

Nine Tips to Help You Survive Advent
Originally Posted: 11/29/2011 - 5:45pm | Type: Blog

So, in the spirit of anticipating its arrival, here are nine tips to help you make it through this Advent season. Advent—the four weeks leading up to Christmas—is an important tim ...

The Afternoon News: Monday, Nov. 28, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:45pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 MOTHER JONES: Attack On The Middle Class!! The remarkable thing about the American middle class is that we still have one, given th ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Monday, Nov. 21, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/21/2011 - 6:16pm | Type: Blog

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 Awesome tweet of the day: The father of liberal theology, Fred Schleiermacher, was born today in 1768. “Born” and “today” ...

The Jesuit Jester
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 5:59pm | Type: Blog

Father Jim Martin is a Jesuit priest, a prolific author, and official chaplain of The Colbert Nation. He's also one of the funniest guys we know — and Lord, can he tell a joke! ...

A Robin Hood for Wall Street
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 5:16pm | Type: Blog

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams observed that ”people are frustrated beyond measure at what they see as the disastrous effects of global capitalism,” and urged a full debate on “a Financial Transaction ...

But We Don't Look a Day Over 38
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 4:48pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Fortunately, 40 is the new 34, or in my case, 38. With THIS ISSUE we turn 40, as our cover note ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Halloween Edition
Originally Posted: 10/30/2011 - 12:24pm | Type: Blog

Halloween Light Show Set to the tune of LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem," this incredible video shows what is possible with a little engineering and large budget. Mythbusters: Halloween edition ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness
Originally Posted: 10/28/2011 - 9:02am | Type: Blog

Return of the Hobbits Return of the Hobbits Ten years ago, The Fellowship of the Ring began the silver-screen adaptations of Tolkien's widely loved Lord of ...

The Daily Show on Evangelicals & Mormons: Battle of the Sects
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 6:38pm | Type: Blog

Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart explains why, apparently, many "evangelicals" are supporting Rick Perry. +Warning: Videos may contain coarse language+ Last ...

Naked Before the Lord: Unitarians Have More Fun
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

I will go barefoot and naked; I will make lamentation like the jackals, and mourning like the ostriches. -- Micah 1:8 I will go barefoot and naked; I will make lamentati ...

Why Can't Americans Work the Fields?
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 6:58am | Type: Blog

How ironic that for all the protests going on about unemployment these days there is a parallel, if less shrill, debate happening in our agricultural sector involving what to do about a shortage of wo ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Food Edition
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Apples Apples Ok, well, Apple (singular) to be more precise. Ever wondered what Steve Jobs' favorite gelato flavor might be? Yeah, us neither. But someone went unde ...

True Story.
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

There are definitely some There are definitely some areas where boilerplate Republicans/conservatives completely miss the mark on President Obama. He has no ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Get Your Click On!
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

It's Oktoberfest. A frosty papal pilsner, perhaps? ] When Pope Benedict XVI visited Germany last week, the beer meisters were ready. The German newspaper Der Spiegel reports: "According to Helmut Ku ...

Today's News Round-up
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Dead Sea Scrolls go digital Dead Sea Scrolls go digital The Dead Sea scrolls, 2,000 parchment and papyrus copies of 974 biblical texts, have been pixilated f ...

Evening List of Awesomeness: Get Your Click On!
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | 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 - 5:14pm | 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 ...

Jon Stewart on 'the Poors': Fridges & Microwaves & TVs, Oh My!
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

WARNING: Sarcasm ahead. WARNING: Sarcasm ahead. Scandalous statistics reveal that nearly every household ( 99.9 percent according to the Heritage Foundation ) classified as ...

A.M. Giggle: Cookie Waits does 'God's Away on Business'
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Some clever folks have created a magnificent "mash-up" of Sesame Street's resident pastry enthusiast, Cookie Monster, and the iconoclastic performer Tom Waits' song "God's Away ...

Does the Emphysema Come in Menthol?
Originally Posted: 09/12/2011 - 4:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Starting in 2013, every pack of cigarettes sold in the U.S. will include graphic images portraying the physical effects of ...

Is Laughter Really the Best Medicine?
Originally Posted: 08/05/2011 - 2:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jep Hostetler How humor can help sustain the work of social justice. A cheerful heart is good medicine, but ...

'Now that I've found you ...'
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:08pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. So now we know why over the past few years our Internet service would sometimes slow to a crawl: Osama bin Laden was tying u ...

Interview with the Prince of Darkness
Originally Posted: 08/13/2012 - 11:50am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. As the United States prepares for its inevitable takeover by special interests, Sojourners recently sat down with the godfa ...

The Top 10 Stories of March 30, 2011
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:16pm | Type: Blog

<b>Quote of the day.</b><br /> &quot;Apparently that language [in the ruling] was either misunderstood or ignored, but what I said was the further implementation [of the collective-bargai ...

'Farewell Rob Bell' (Or, John Piper's Inferno)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/1100301-robbell.jpg"></a>"Farewell Rob Bell." With this three word tweet John Piper -- senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist church in ...

Taking the Constitution Seriously
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Today, the new 112th Congress convenes. Today, the new 112th Congress convenes. Among the new rules for this Congress adopted by the incoming Republican majority is that in th ...

Video: Jon Stewart on Arizona's 'Law and Border'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p> <a href="http://go.sojo.net/campaign/senate_ccir2010">+Click here to take action for immigration reform!</a></p> +Cli ...

Colbert's Analysis of Arizona's Immigration Enforcement Bill: No Problemo
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>A little satire to lighten a week of heavy news on the immigration reform front:</p> <p></p> A little satire to lighten a week of heavy news on the imm ...

Video: Glenn Beck Meets with Jim Wallis for Social Justice Dialogue
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>On the eve of Good Friday, recognizing that sad and tragic events often dominate the headlines, airwaves, and even our own blog, a dose of the "best medicine" might help us all make it thr ...

Bill To Reject Bipartisanship Receives Broad Bipartisan Support
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>Leaders of both parties in the House of Representatives hailed the passage of landmark legislation on Tuesday that rejects bipartisanship once and for all.</p> Le ...

Biden and Palin Upstage Obama with Bipartisan Diplomacy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

On the heels of President Barack Obama's surprise visit to the troops in Afghanistan on Sunday, Vice President Joseph Biden and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin revealed a surprise of their own: ...