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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: ...

The Power to Heal
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill A conversation with writer and performer Daniel Beaty. “I AM A storyteller,” says Daniel Bea ...

VIDEO: Matthew Vines on "God and the Gay Christian"
Originally Posted: 05/19/2014 - 3:50pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Matthew Vines sits down with Sojourners to discuss his first book, God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of ...

Beauty in Battered Places
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Jason Howard A conversation with novelist and activist Denise Giardina. “THE CHURCH radicalized me,” celebrat ...

Four Questions for Tyrone Parker
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 2:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill Tyrone Parker works with urban youth and families in the nation's capital. Bio: Tyr ...

Tony Kriz: Christian Iconoclast
Originally Posted: 03/04/2014 - 5:09pm | Type: Blog

I shot a handful of questions Tony Kriz's way after a recent book discussion we conducted at First Christian Church in Portland. Here’s what he had to say. Tony Kriz is, in m ...

Five Questions for Carol Roth
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 2:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill Carol Roth, a staff leader with Native Mennonite Ministries, connects Native Mennonites with the broader Mennonite churc ...

In Pursuit of Wholeness
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Sabath Cynthia Bourgeault Cynthia Bourgeault explains how we can both seek social ...

LISTEN: Jim Wallis and Sojourners CEO Rob Wilson-Black Talk Fasting
Originally Posted: 07/07/2014 - 10:25am | Type: Blog

Listen as Sojourners CEO Rob Wilson-Black asks Jim Wallis about his recent fast for immigration reform. Listen as Sojourners CEO Rob Wilson-Black asks Jim Wallis about his recent ...

Khaipi
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Dawn Araujo Four questions for Khaipi. Bio: "Khaipi" (real name withheld) is a peace studies pr ...

The Danger of 'Orphan Theology'
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot Kathryn Joyce Has the uptick in Christians eager to adopt overseas done ...

'Write Your Life, Live Your Faith'
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 10:16am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Gene Luen Yang Comic book creator Gene Luen Yang on his latest work, Boxe ...

In The Middle: The Challenge of Racial Reconciliation
Originally Posted: 07/31/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Blog

An interview with Catherine Meeks [Catherine Meeks, a Sojourners contributing editor, was an instructor and the director of Afro-American studies at Mercer University in Mac ...

A Lifesaving Partnership
Originally Posted: 07/26/2013 - 10:41am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey The Global Fund has a plan to win the fight against the three major diseases of poverty—and it's working. ...

Susan Burton
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Dawn Araujo Five questions for Susan Burton. Bio: Founder of A New Way of Life Reentry Project in Califor ...

A 'Redeemable Revolution'
Originally Posted: 06/17/2013 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Mary Theresa Webb An interview with Sen. Ehab El Kharrat, a Christian member of Egypt's Parliament, on why he sees the country as a ...

Sojo Stories: The Last Bison
Originally Posted: 04/17/2013 - 1:00pm | Type: Blog

Chesapeake, Va.-based folk band The Last Bison talked with Sojourners about music, creativity, and God before their show in Washington, D.C. a while back. Be sure to listen to their recently released debut alb ...

Sophoan Rath
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:17am | Type: Magazine Article

Dawn Araujo Four questions for Sophoan Rath. Bio: Tour guide in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and survivor of the ...

Mind and Body
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg An extended interview with addiction-recovery worker Jim Balmer. Did you like our March is ...

David Lamb: Is God Really ‘Angry, Sexist and Racist?'
Originally Posted: 01/30/2013 - 4:53pm | Type: Blog

Evangelical theologian David Lamb tackles some of the Bible’s most troubling passages in his book, God Behaving Badly: Is the God of the Old Testament Angry, Sexist and Racist? His answer: yes and no. ...

Folk Artist Noah Gundersen Talks with Sojourners
Originally Posted: 12/06/2012 - 4:16pm | Type: Blog

Up-and-coming singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen stopped by the Sojourners office to talk with our Brandon Hook about music, his new album Family, God, and creativity. The Seattle-based folk artist was recently ...

Four Questions for Kelvin Hazangwi
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:17pm | Type: Magazine Article

Anne Marie Roderick Four questions for Kelvin Hazangwi Bio: Executive Director, Padare/Enkundleni Men's ...

Being Like Deborah
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Betsy Shirley What in heaven's name does "biblical womanhood" mean? Rachel Held Evans embarked on a yearlong journey to fi ...

Gospel Artist BeBe Winans Opens Up About Whitney Houston
Originally Posted: 08/15/2012 - 10:47am | Type: Blog

In his new book, “The Whitney I Knew,” gospel artist BeBe Winans describes his 28-year friendship with singer Whitney Houston. Winans, 49, and his sister CeCe, performed with Houston, and sang at her funeral i ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: In Their Own Words
Originally Posted: 05/25/2012 - 4:28pm | Type: Blog

Artists are telling it in their own words: through the airwaves, written on paper, on physical walls, etc. Our Friday links feature some notable creatives, new and old, expressing their craft at its finest. Fr ...

Four Questions for Chris Hoke
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 2:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg The tattooed former meth cook, Zach, is at the heart of the business—the artisan coffee roaster. ...

Jimmy Carter on the Role of Faith in Egypt/Israel Peace Talks, His Own Life (in and out of the White House)
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 4:09pm | Type: Blog

In this wide-ranging interview, the Huffington Post's Senior Religion Editor Paul Raushenbush spoke to President Carter by phone about the role faith played in the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty, the time of h ...

Woody Allen and His Evangelical Fan Base (Yes, Really.)
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 11:40am | Type: Blog

Woody Allen, the iconic filmmaker, the quintessential agnostic Jewish New Yorker, has rabid fans in evangelical stalwarts Chuck Colson and Richard Land. Who knew? Michelle Boorste ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

Wild Turkey Chases ABC News Producer. 'Nuff said. Occupy Writers Wild Turkey Chases ABC News Producer. 'Nuff said. Occupy Writers See an exha ...

Evening Links of Awesomeness: Banned Books Edition
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | 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 ...

Must Read: Mother of Amish Massacre Shooter Caring for His Paralyzed Victim
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Today Religion News Service reporter Daniel Burke has an absolutely stellar, exclusive interview with Terri Roberts, the mother of Charles Carl "Charlie" Roberts IV, who, on Oct. ...

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 ...

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

Evangelical author nears the end of her "biblical year" From making her own clothes to praising her husband at the city gate to sleeping outside in a tent for the duration of her period, Rachel Held ...

Maurice Sendak: "Live your life, live your life, live your life."
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

In case you missed it, National Public Radio's Goddess of Conversation, Terry Gross, had a simply outstanding, incredibly moving interview with the author Maurice Sendak on Tuesday's Fresh Air. ...

Did the Libyan Uprising Have to be Violent?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Could nonviolent resistance have succeeded in Libya? Here are four points worth considering: Could nonviolent resistance have succeeded in Libya? Here are four points worth consid ...

Jesus, Bombs, and Ice Cream
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

I was in Baghdad in March 2003, where I lived as a Christian and as a peacemaker during the "shock-and-awe" bombing. I was in Baghdad in March 2003, where I lived ...

Afghan Exchange Students Flee to Canada
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

[Editors' note: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly blog about issues in Afghanistan to educate our readers about the latest news and developments rel ...

Are Books a Thing of the Past?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

photo © 2010 Zhao ! | more info (via: Wylio)Sales of printed books are down 9 percent this year, supplanted in part by digital versions on Kindles, Nooks, and even iPhone apps. ...

Muslim Victim Rais Bhuiyan Campaigns to Save His Attacker
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 9:03am | Type: Blog

Ten days after 9/11, Rais Bhuiyan, an immigrant from Bangladesh, was working at a gas station in Dallas, Texas when a man walked in with a gun. Thinking the store was being robbed, Bhuiyan opened the cash regi ...

Loving Casey Anthony in a Culture of Vengeance
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 9:04am | Type: Blog

I couldn't bear to watch any of the coverage of the Casey Anthony murder trial. I heard snippets of information on occasion: intimations of incest; a car that "smelled of death"; fist fights bre ...

Worship, Liturgy, and an Introduction to Poet Scott Kinder-Pyle
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Scott Kinder-Pyle is a Presbyterian pastor in Spokane, Washington, and the featured poet in <em>Sojourners</em>' July issue. Scott Kinder-Pyle is a Presbyterian p ...

The Infuriating, Scary, and Ironic Inside Job
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Matt Damon's closing words in the Academy Award winning film, <em><a href="http://www.sonyclassics.com/insidejob/" target="_blank">Inside Job</a>, </em>are as f ...

Ashley Judd: 'My Christian Faith Demands I Work for Social Justice'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | 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 ...

Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Taliban. Britain. Obama BBC Interview.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note</strong></em><em>: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate ou ...

Bernard Hopkins, Donovan McNabb, and Debunking the 'Black Card'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

During a recent interview, professional boxer Bernard Hopkins <a href="http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2011-05-11/bernard-hopkins-says-donovan-mcnabb-not-black-enough-tough-enough" target=&q ...

Where are the Women?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Well, the last time I checked, women were in the front lines of civil resistance struggles in <a href="http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2011/03/03/women-on-the-frontlines-in-bahrain/" target=" ...

Oh Lord, Won't You Make Me Rich So I Can Pay More Taxes!
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

The gospel according to the movie <em>True Grit</em> (2010) is as follows: "You must pay for everything in this world one way or another. The gospel according to ...

Video: Moby and MoveOn Protest Budget Cuts Against the Poor
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/04/13/video-moby-and-moveon-protest-budget-cuts-against-the-poor/" target="_self"></a>As artist and musician Moby states at the begin ...

The Elephant in the Sanctuary: Women and Abuse
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

I concluded my celebration of Women's History Month (March) with a sober realization that the abuse of females is inseparable from the study of women's history.</p> ...

Salt And Light in Salt, Jordan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

I was overwhelmed with gratitude as I toured the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf with director Brother Andrew de la Carpentier. I was overwhelmed with gratitude as I toured the H ...