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How to Keep Moving
Originally Posted: 10/02/2014 - 9:22am | Type: Blog

You come to a point where some of your dreams starts to feel a little out of reach. Or, your dreams come true and you find out that they’re not at all what you expected and maybe not at all what you really wan ...

Tapping the Sacred Power of Song
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Sophia Har Music as Prayer: The Theology and Practice of Church Music, by Thomas H. Troeger MUSIC IS OFTEN re ...

Who Is Your Woman of Faith?
Originally Posted: 03/31/2014 - 2:46pm | Type: Blog

Women of faith have moved hearts, minds, and mountains. They have changed the world by their faithful witness – and changed lives. Through our Women and Girls campaign, Sojourners is working to gather and lift ...

Six Reasons Americans Still Need Christianity
Originally Posted: 12/20/2013 - 1:01pm | Type: Blog

Churches are among the few places that inspire deep, authentic, messy, and real community. They go out of their way to involve people and connect them via small groups, activities, and an endless variety of in ...

Loving Like Christ
Originally Posted: 05/24/2013 - 11:16am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Thanks be to God for the life of Gordon Cosby. GORDON COSBY was perhaps the most Christian human b ...

Everyday Moments of Resurrection
Originally Posted: 04/23/2013 - 2:13pm | Type: Blog

The cross, the empty tomb, the moment of divine inspiration are repeated every day and everywhere. They’re ongoing and participatory. Many experience those moments of inspiration each day. ...

Building A World Without Hate
Originally Posted: 04/22/2013 - 11:59am | Type: Blog

The question for me as a teacher is not so much "What could have been?" as it is "What can be?" Brenda is a fourth grader at my elementary school. Her father ...

House of Prayer and Dreams
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Edwidge Danticat Haiti's once and future cathedral is a place of healing and memory. WE WERE LOOKING at ...

Storytelling and Social Change
Originally Posted: 01/25/2013 - 12:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel The stories we tell today are simply the next chapter in an overarching narrative of hope, justice, and pluralism. ...

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?
Originally Posted: 08/27/2012 - 10:06am | Type: Blog

I babysat often through high school and remember a mom asking the dreaded question. I answered that I wanted to be a lawyer. She asked if I had ever thought about teaching. My response? I laughed and told her ...

Becoming Unglued (In a Good Way)
Originally Posted: 06/05/2012 - 4:42pm | Type: Blog

What matters is human ingenuity. Allow people a window of freedom, and they will fly through it. SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. --- Like many air travelers, I have learned to expect the w ...

Soul Food
Originally Posted: 01/26/2012 - 8:33am | Type: Blog

When Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis departed on his three-month sabbatical at the beginning of January, I sent him a list of books, films and music that I thought would nourish his mind and spirit in, perhaps, diff ...

Waxing Poetic: The Great Gatsby Revisited As Audiobook
Originally Posted: 11/01/2011 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

At the kitchen counter chopping vegetables doing dishes and looking out at the old avocado farm across the canyon and in the car driving up and down Pacific Coast Highway to appointments school ...

Doing Nothing is Not an Option -- United to End Genocide
Originally Posted: 10/28/2011 - 9:02am | Type: Blog

Last weekend, I had the privilege of spending some time at the End Genocide Action Summit, which brought people from all over the world to Washington, D.C., to learn about and fight against genocide ...

The "Un-Economy"
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

In an international meeting last week with economists, business executives, non-profit organizational leaders, and theologians, my colleague Stewart Wallis of the New Economics Institute succinctly su ...

An Open Letter to the Occupiers from a Veteran Troublemaker
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

You have awakened the sleeping giant, too long dormant, but ever present, deep in the American democratic spirit. You have awakened the sleeping giant, too long dormant, but ever ...

I Treat My Slaves Just Great!
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

I've been a Christian all of my life. My parents taught me that God loves everyone equally and that all people should be treated with dignity and respect. I've been a Ch ...

Three Cups of Truth on the Greg Mortenson Controversy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 10:33pm | Type: Blog

I just watched a 60 Minutes expose on Greg Mortenson, co-author of Three Cups of Tea and co-founder of the nonprofit the Central Asia Institute. Watching I just watched a 60 M ...

Nestling for the Planet
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:54pm | Type: Blog

The April issue of Sojourners magazine takes on climate change denial. One challenge is that the truth is hard to face -- but, as scientist Sasha Adkins describes from personal experience, one strategy is to d ...

God Uses Insignificant Persons to Change the World
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Palestine-Israel/Palestine-February-2011/15741163_ShwH4#1198959247_g3Xko" target="_blank"></a>We have seen the collapse of Mub ...

Interview With A Dreamer
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Felipe Matos, 24, was sent to the United States from the slums of Brazil by his mother who longed for him to find a better life and achieve his dreams. Felipe Matos, 24, was sent ...

Tragic Stats and Beacons of Hope in Zimbabwe
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

During my recent visit to Zimbabwe, a headline caught my eye: "Worst Exam Results Ever!" The pass rate was 27% for national examinations held at the end of primary school (after seven years of scho ...

Not Your Typical Valentine's Day-Type Love
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>This week my friend Sara reminded me that the really amazing thing about 1 Corinthians 13 is that even hundreds of thousands of schlocky wedding and inspirational posters and bad Christian coffee mug ...

Faith Beyond Belief: Dogma Without Deeds is Dead
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

In a recent interview with <em>Commonweal </em>magazine, renowned Catholic theologian David Tracy argued that theological discourse, with its accompanying jargon and disputes about certain doctrina ...

Billy Graham's Theological Humility Should Challenge Evangelical Attitudes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Every three years, young evangelists from around the world gather in Portland Oregon to attend a conference put on by the Next Generation Alliance, an organization dedicated to mentoring the next g ...

Thou Shalt Not Abuse the Ten Commandments
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

<p class="MsoNormal">ABC's Nightline has been running a series on the Ten Commandments in which they explore the issues and dimensions of each commandment in contemporary society.<span& ...

What Sustains Me
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Vincent Harding John Perkins Angela Glover Blackwell ...

A Walk to Remember
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joel C. Hunter I loved that movie with Mandy Moore about a terminally ill preacher’s daughter who tutored a rebellious peer. ...

The Dude Abides, Indeed
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Cathleen Falsani Patience may be a virtue, but it’s definitely not my strong suit. I hate to wait. H-A-T-E it. ...

Alone
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Schiffman To you who are lost today like a needle in a haystack, reading this poem alone. Alone, brother island, sister moon. The ...

To My Brothers, Sisters in Iran
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I have never met you but I have to thank you. You are half a world a way but I'm watching you on TV, reading blogs, looking at pictures and following your Twitter updates. I ...

Lucca
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Annie Deppe A grace of green, the underleaf of olive, the birdsong’s cradling. It’s as though A grace of green ...

Be Still and Know
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for June. The Easter season concludes with the ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Good News Good News Evangelical Does Not Equal Republican …or Democrat , by Lisa Sharon ...

Claiming Our Inheritance
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for January. The next four weeks usher us throu ...

Imperfection
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rachel Guido deVries Imperfection is the place where the spirit enters, the small hole in your shirt, the loosening threads of carpet, the ...

Christmas Presence
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for December. A few years ago, as I and the res ...

Prayer of the Iris
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Carol Tyx Like the iris in the side yard, I have stopped blooming. Dig me up, O Spirit, and split me; where I have grown calloused, br ...