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Church of the Open Doors
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot Beyond the Possible: 50 Years of Creating Radical Change at a Community Called Glide. HarperOne ...

Wounding and Welcome in the Church
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Jason Howard Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christians Pilgrimage in Search of God in America. Harper TWO Y ...

Waiting on God
Originally Posted: 06/14/2013 - 4:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Linda Kaufman A story about falling in love with Jesus all over again. WHEN I FIRST started attending the Chu ...

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 ...

A Testimony of God's Grace and Love
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Leroy Barber Five principles for a lasting marriage. MARRIAGE IS A wonderful thing. Yet it seems to be taking ...

From the Archives: June-July 1974
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Edith Black The Mark of True Faith COMING TO know Christ can be likened to culture shock, when all the old eg ...

Experiments in Love
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 10:48am | Type: Blog

What would it be like if, instead of responding to violence with vengeance, we, as leaders, imagined ways for love to drive out hate? When I got off the plane at O’Hare Airport in ...

Walking in the Father's Embrace
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 3:49pm | Type: Blog

When are we going to stop teaching that the Father has to look on Jesus to love us? Why do we teach that the Father turns away from us, abandons us because of our sin? When are we going to stop teaching that t ...

Ohio’s Rob Portman Becomes First GOP Senator to Support Gay Marriage
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 1:05pm | Type: Blog

Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman on Thursday announced he has reversed his longtime opposition to same-sex marriage after reconsidering the issue because his 21-year-old son, Will, is gay. ...

The Church's Alternative Currency
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Andrew Wilkes The Economy for Desire: Christianity and Capitalism in a Postmodern World. Baker Academic DANIE ...

On Earth As In Heaven
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Patrick O'Neill Farm labor organizer Baldemar Velasquez on making it real in the here and now. A RECENT ...

A Gospel for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 1:16pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Christianity is a call to a relationship that changes all our other relationships. OUR LIFE TOGETH ...

From Lent To Love: From Your Friendly Neighborhood Troubadour
Originally Posted: 02/26/2013 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

If you read the text as a propositional description of God, it can be a rather disturbing image as God keens agonizingly one minute, and rages menacingly the next. It is almost a frightening glimpse of someon ...

A Pledge of Nonviolence
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:58am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors This pledge, which draws on one used by Mahatma Gandhi's independence campaign in India, was used in the U.S. civil righ ...

Six Questions for Frank Mugisha
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 1:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Frank Mugisha, executive director of Sexual Minorities Uganda Bio: Executive director ...

Oscars and the Big Picture
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:58am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins We shouldn't really expect the Oscars to grasp the point of history, though this year the films nominated for Best Pi ...

The Ikea Effect, Slow Church, and Laboring Our Way Into Love
Originally Posted: 02/07/2013 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

We want to care. We want to have a stake in our lives. We want more from existence. We want love, but it seems that love requires something of us. Love is work. A man buys two dog ...

Crossing the Belief Divide
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 10:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter ReFocus: Living a Life that Reflects God's Heart. Zondervan. / Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the R ...

Top 10 of 2012
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 10:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Here's my list of the best films released in 2012. THE BEST experiences I had at the cine ...

Pastor Terry Jones is No Match for the Beatles’ LOVE
Originally Posted: 12/21/2012 - 12:16am | Type: Blog

In this video produced by the New York Times, we get to witness what I consider a momentary intervention of God’s spirit in a beautifully, creatively nonviolent way. Many will re ...

Thanksgiving Everyday
Originally Posted: 11/28/2012 - 12:50pm | Type: Blog

Thanksgiving Day keeps coming around, keeps reminding us of what could be, keeps giving us tastes of what God wants for us. Thanksgiving Day speaks the bold truth that God isn't done with us. A world of w ...

A Series of Curious Events ... and a Chicken
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 11:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger With a warm hen under my arm, I remembered Jesus' plea over another empire-ridden city. ...

Battles for Self
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 11:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins It's a mark of the moral complexity of The Master that it can critique the damage done by demonic religion while hono ...

A Call to Conversion
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 10:59am | Type: Magazine Article

Sheldon C. Good Ex-offenders confront the for-profit prison industry. AS LARRY WATSON arrived by charter bus ...

On Love: 'Looper' and C.S. Lewis
Originally Posted: 10/31/2012 - 11:51am | Type: Blog

Can love be perverted? A careful look at Looper and The Great Divorce will help us answer that question. As the credits rolled after  Looper  in a packed Chinatown movie t ...

Because He Loved Us: A Call to Action
Originally Posted: 10/16/2012 - 2:03pm | Type: Blog

In a world that seems completely and irrevocably divorced from the teachings of Christ, where in contemporary society is there a place for the Christian voice? In a world that see ...

A World Without Immigrants?
Originally Posted: 05/14/2013 - 3:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Martin L. Smith Reflections on the Common Lectionary, Cycle B IT WOULD BE strange if any segment of the litur ...

Sheer Christianity
Originally Posted: 10/24/2012 - 1:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

Wes Granberg-Michaelson What would our faith look like if we really put it on the line? DURING HOLY WEEK this ...

Word on the Street
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 10:02am | Type: Magazine Article

Charles L. Howard For Rev. Deborah Little, giving it all away is a sign you're doing something right. EX ...

Orphans Among Us
Originally Posted: 10/02/2012 - 12:50pm | Type: Blog

We were wealthy and Southern and had everything that went along with both: a close-knit community, punctilious social obligations, and money to stay afloat. In the world in which I grew up, everyone surely kne ...

Walking in Ruby's Shoes
Originally Posted: 07/24/2012 - 2:09pm | Type: Blog

From the first day of school until the last, our watchword is, "We use words to build up instead of tear down. We use words to help and not to hurt." Even my former students can recite this word for ...

Love Casts Out Fear
Originally Posted: 07/23/2012 - 11:28am | Type: Blog

Both times, I had to remind my students that sometimes churches get it wrong. All people are created in the image of God. Everyone is a child of God. God’s love brings understanding, reconciliation, and peace ...

Even in the Midst of Violence and Tragedy, Love Wins
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 11:37am | Type: Blog

As a mother, I want to raise brave kids who hear that message and know it to their toes. Everything is going to be all right. Love wins, as they say. I want them to be people who know that there is a bigger pi ...

Let the Good Vibes Roll: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Originally Posted: 07/17/2012 - 9:32am | Type: Blog

As I listen to Here, the flowery vibes flood my mind with peace and goodwill. It's the psychedelic dream of a bygone era I never knew. But as a Millennial pursuer of peace, justice, and equality, these tu ...

To Know, To Love, To Heal
Originally Posted: 06/27/2012 - 11:25am | Type: Blog

What does Jesus’ encounters with a desperate, suffering woman and a young girl believed to be dead have to do with America’s love of freedom and fireworks? Fifth Sunday After Pe ...

Anne Lamott's Commencement Speech at U.C. Berkely: 'You Are Not Your Bank Account ... You Are Spirit.'
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

Author Anne Lamott, one of our favorite Jesus-loving subversives, recently delivered the undergraduate and interdisciplinary studies commencement address at the University of California at Berkeley. ...

Dear Pastor Charles Worley: We Condemn Your Words of Hatred and Cruelty. REPENT!
Originally Posted: 05/23/2012 - 11:58am | Type: Blog

No matter where you stand on the issue of gay marriage, there are some boundaries of human decency that should never be crossed. Never. ...

Agape Doesn't Mean "Potluck"
Originally Posted: 05/15/2012 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

If we knew that the people entering the doors of this, our little House for all Sinners and Saints, were actually Jesus’ friends, that they were those whom Jesus loved then despite what we thought of their per ...

In Celebration of Women
Originally Posted: 05/10/2012 - 1:29pm | Type: SojoMail

May 10, 2012   QUOTE OF THE WEEK "SNAP participation at f ...

I Fell in Love with a Nun
Originally Posted: 05/03/2012 - 11:53am | Type: Blog

I was Annunziata’s and she was mine — and that was that. She became the Maude to my Harold, showing me how to love without limits. This is a love story. An unlikely love story ...

Things I Hate (But Shouldn't)
Originally Posted: 03/14/2012 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

I know, Christians, love everyone and everything, right? Mister Bluebird on my shoulder and all that jazz. Well, that ain’t me. Not that I don’t try, but I also don’t try to fake it when I’m not feeling the lo ...

An Excerpt from Christian Piatt's New Memoir 'PregMANcy': The Pee Stick
Originally Posted: 03/02/2012 - 12:57pm | Type: Blog

“Screw it.” These two words are what started the baby ball rolling in the Piatt household, back in January. After months of counseling, discernment, weepy nights and sleepless mornings, I submitted, succumbed ...

A Different Kind of Atheism
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 2:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel Chris Stedman's "faitheism" doesn't hate God, it loves people. There is a mome ...

How to Forget Paris
Originally Posted: 02/24/2012 - 3:17pm | Type: Blog

A friend of mine — one who’s wiser and kinder and more thoughtful than I — knows the difficult, painful unweaving I’m talking about. She, too, was carroted down the rabbit trail of a hope-filled future shared ...

Something in the Blood
Originally Posted: 02/14/2012 - 4:00pm | Type: Blog

Once in a while, we have an opportunity to catch a glimpse of grace in the middle of the worst humanity has to offer. And it’s in those moments that I tend to recognize God in our midst. ...

Just Say It: Be God's Love, Grace and Mercy Today
Originally Posted: 02/14/2012 - 3:05pm | Type: Blog

"You and I have the power to change someone’s day. And so I am going to challenge you, on this Valentine’s Day, to not only tell family members you love them, but also others whom you care for." ...

Dear SoJo Commenters: "This Aggression Will Not Stand, Man."
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 12:11pm | Type: Blog

We can disagree, and we must when our conscience so demands, but we must do it with kindness, open minds and open hearts. Dear Sojourners Commenters, Please consider the f ...

Shane Claiborne's 12 Hopes for 2012
Originally Posted: 01/04/2012 - 2:25pm | Type: Blog

Shane Claiborne shares his 12 hopes for the new year. 12.  Do something really nice – that no one knows about. 11. Spend more money on other people than I spend on myself. Lov ...

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 ...

Church: Socks Are Optional but Grace is Required
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

September 18 was National Back to Church Sunday. It's OK. I missed it, too. September 18 was National Back to Church Sunday. It's OK. I missed it, too. ...