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Five Questions for Katerina Friesen
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill Katerina Friesen, a seminary student, knows the labor of love of land-based ministry. Bio: ...

Can Grounded Faith Save Us?
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Barry K. Morris The Earth Manifesto: Saving Nature with Engaged Ecology, by David TraceyA Political Theology of Climate Change, by Michae ...

Holy Week Reflection: God Made Flesh
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 10:43am | Type: Blog

We can say a great deal about God because of Jesus Christ. We can also rule out a lot about God because of Jesus Christ. The Cross is an inexhaustible mystery, but among the many ...

How We Know God
Originally Posted: 04/24/2013 - 9:21am | Type: Blog

God never was only the words he utters, or the ones we utter about God — just like we are never the sum total of everything we have spoken or what has been spoken of us. There is so much more to the mystery of ...

On Scripture: Why Our Bodies Matter
Originally Posted: 04/03/2013 - 12:57pm | Type: Blog

The resurrection story implies that bodies matter. Jesus’ resurrection is not merely a spiritual thing – the apparition of his ghost, or his ongoing spiritual influence. Immediate ...

Sleeper Awake!
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 10:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Will O'Brien Unto Us the Sun by Aimee Wilson. Self-released. IN THE TITLE song of Aimee Wilson's ne ...

It's the End of the World As We Know It and I Feel ... Peace
Originally Posted: 12/23/2012 - 2:14am | Type: Blog

That kind of peace is what descended on my heart and mind in the wake of my father’s death. I didn’t do anything to get it to arrive. I didn’t pray the right prayer or read the right thing. It just … arrived. ...

What Are You Singing: Away In A Manger
Originally Posted: 12/19/2012 - 11:56am | Type: Blog

Even though the song may seem like it only deserves a cursory glance, as it was originally published in theLittle Children's Book for Schools and Families in 1885, I purport there’s something more to the ...

The Marrow Road
Originally Posted: 12/14/2012 - 2:27pm | Type: Blog

I've been thinking, as Advent goes on, what it meant for God to lay aside infinity and put on a body that was not just tiny, inarticulate, and helpless, but also already marked, to the marrow of its littl ...

God Occupies a Baby Crib
Originally Posted: 12/13/2012 - 11:26am | Type: Blog

The baby Jesus is not merely a sentimental or cute idea but is potentially radical, transformative, and controversial. There is a line from a Gerard Manley Hopkins poem about the ...

Phone Foul: The Importance of Being a Good Listener
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 11:02am | Type: Blog

In the business I am in, of ministry and pastoral care, listening is such an important thing. I can prepare all the fancy theology and exegesis imaginable but if I don’t listen I might be getting it all wrong ...

The Freedom to Choose Life
Originally Posted: 01/30/2012 - 3:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Enuma Okoro Reflections on the Common Lectionary. There is so much life for us to enter into now that Christ ...

The Gospel According to Charles Dickens: Charity worth Laughing At
Originally Posted: 12/25/2011 - 6:40pm | Type: Blog

If you don’t find the idea of God putting on flesh and dwelling among us scandalous, then you don’t understand it. Some people laughed to see the alteration in him, but he let t ...

A Christmas Reflection: Grace
Originally Posted: 12/25/2011 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

That baby Jesus will be many more things as his life, death, resurrection and eternity continues but here in the straw, and central to everything he will do and be, he is a symbol of grace. This is what Christ ...

Hit the Hallelujah Button: With the Cathedral Choir from New Jersey
Originally Posted: 12/23/2011 - 12:18pm | Type: Blog

Each day leading until Christmas we will post a different video rendition of the "Hallelujah Chorus" for your holiday enjoyment and edification. Today: The Cathedral Choir of New Jersey. ...

Why the "War on Christmas" Doesn't Translate Across the Pond
Originally Posted: 12/23/2011 - 11:20am | Type: Blog

Christmas matters. It changes people. For some, it is what brings them to Jesus. Throughout history, we British have had our fair share of wars. You guys are probably still mad ...

A Christmas Gift
Originally Posted: 12/22/2011 - 10:17am | Type: Blog

No matter how much we give to those around us, it can never match the Light of the World entering into the darkness to be with us. Emmanuel, God with us, is the gift that can’t be out given. ...

Christmas Mourning
Originally Posted: 12/21/2011 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

December 18, 2010, was a rough day for me. A week before Christmas — and four days before I planned to ask my girlfriend (now my wife) to marry me — I had plenty of reasons to be joyful, but on that Saturday, ...

The "War" on Christmas: And Then They Came for the Poinsettias
Originally Posted: 12/20/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

Forget about that creche on the town green or the menorah outside the public library that the nice folks from Lubavitch Chabad will light for the first time tonight. Now the Special Ops Humbug Unit of the War ...

There's Just Something About Mary: The Power of Yes
Originally Posted: 12/20/2011 - 9:11am | Type: Blog

See, God is at work in you in much the same way God was at work in Mary. (Not necessarily in that the Holy Spirit’s going to knock you up.) But I do think that you carry in your body the blessing of God and ha ...

The Real War on Christmas ... by Fox News
Originally Posted: 12/15/2011 - 3:30pm | Type: SojoMail

December 15, 2011   QUOTE OF THE WEEK "This is the larges ...

The Real War on Christmas ... by Fox News
Originally Posted: 12/15/2011 - 3:32pm | Type: Blog

The real Christmas announces the birth of Jesus to a world of poverty, pain, and sin, and offers the hope of salvation and justice. The Fox News Christmas heralds the steady promotion of consumerism, the defe ...

Christmas Favorites from SoJo's Christmas Favorites: Carrie Newcomer
Originally Posted: 12/13/2011 - 11:37am | Type: Blog

In her inimitably lovely way, Carrie Newcomer , the Quaker singer-songwriter tells the story of June and Cal and their children gathered at their Christmas table to sing carols and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ in her should-be classic, "L ...

Pepper Spray and Peppermints: How to Occupy Christmas without becoming a Grinch
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 2:16pm | Type: Blog

While the spirit of rampant capitalistic greed is certainly appalling, and people are justifiably angry about the economic abuses of Wall Street, still some have criticized Occupy Xmas for it's aggressive ...

David Wilcox on Guidance, Religion and Miracles
Originally Posted: 12/07/2011 - 11:27am | Type: Blog

Few will chose to follow Out of all the star invites Most will hide safe inside With the lantern turned up bright Waiting for a miracle It's that time of the year again, th ...

'Say, Say the Light'
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Advent loops past the second coming to the first -- and to us, stuck waiting in the mud of existence. ...

A Prayer For The Christmas Season
Originally Posted: 11/25/2011 - 11:53am | Type: Blog

Lord God, I want to stay for a while in Christmas where hope is something I can cradle to my chest. I want to dwell here where music sings the promise of love, reminding me of those Mary moments in my life whe ...

Jim Wallis at Occupy London with the Rev. Giles Fraser, Canon of St. Paul's Cathedral
Originally Posted: 11/23/2011 - 10:36am | Type: Photo

JW Occupy London 2.JPG (boy of Christ, demonstrators, giles fraser, Incarnation, london, occupiers, Occupy London, occupy wall street, protesters, Racial and Social Justic ...

International Peace Day: Hold Your Fire (and Your Tongue!)
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Peace is a return to oneness. In both the Hebrew and the Greek concepts of peace, the idea goes far beyond the absence of war or violent conflict. Peace is a return to onen ...

A Lifestyle of Enough
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

About two years ago, Minhee and I made one of the hardest decisions we've made thus far in our marriage and in our calling as parents. About two years ago, Minhee and I made ...

Friday Links Round Up: Awesome people. Vegetarians. Going mute.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 10:41pm | Type: Blog

Awesome people. Vegetarians. Going mute. Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week. Awesome people. Vegetarians. Going mute. Here� ...

From the Archives -- December 1974
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

John R.W. Stott Imitating the Incarnation. We are not to picture Jesus as a modern baby lying with nothing on ...

Goodness Revealed
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michelle Garcia An interview with liberation theologian Jon Sobrino. One Sunday morning an all-too-familiar sc ...

Word Become Fresh
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:43am | Type: Magazine Article

Kimberly Burge Finding God in theater. Prelude: Live theater first enraptured me with a burst through the ...

Dramatic Faith
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:43am | Type: Magazine Article

James Martin, SJ Like the actors in this off-Broadway play, we're all participants in the story of Jesus. ...

Stories as Spiritual Practice
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh From parables to street theater, imagined worlds open our eyes. Being a disciple takes imaginatio ...

Who's In Your Jail?
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:02am | Type: Magazine Article

James Ferguson In May, the Institute on Women and Criminal Justice released a report on the growth of the number of women in prison in th ...

Incarnating Ethics
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Glen H. Stassen We're called to faithful discipleship, not creedal rigidity. I once took a count of what ...

Waiting and Hope
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Advent, incarnation, and the daily news. Advent stretches over the four Sundays before Christma ...