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Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 7, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/07/2012 - 5:02pm | Type: Blog

The exit poll stats are in from the 10 GOP primaries on Super Tuesday . According to the report, “Gingrich won a plurality of voters who fart during shoeshines and Santorum performed very well among voters who have crocheted a toilet seat cover.” Rea ...

Ten Songs for Super Tuesday
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 4:20pm | Type: Blog

Today is Super Tuesday, the action-packed day for GOP presidential hopefuls as 10 states undergo primary elections. To bring us further into the spirit of Super Tuesday, the blog team at Sojourners has compile ...

The SojoMusic Interview: Denison Witmer, 'Creating Space Where Truth Can Move'
Originally Posted: 03/07/2012 - 12:49pm | Type: Blog

When Witmer’s latest tour brought him through Washington, D.C. last month, I caught up with him backstage before his gig at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue. Singer-songwriter ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 5, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/05/2012 - 4:52pm | Type: Blog

The Guardian reframes the story of the “ Three Little Pigs ” as if it were a modern breaking news story, complete with social media updates and developing news blogs. [ io9 ] INFORGAPH: If you find yourself listening to Andr ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 1, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/01/2012 - 5:42pm | Type: Blog

First doggy Bo Obama welcomes you to the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll. [ White House ] New world record has been set: longest paper airplane throw charts in at more than 226 feet. [ I Am Bored ] While everyone’s busy trying ...

There's Something in the Water...
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 4:06pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Who knew hideous sea creatures had their own club? AS A GENERAL rule, it’s a bad idea to skip c ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb 29, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/02/2012 - 5:18pm | Type: Blog

Film director and writer extraordinaire Wes Anderson ( Royal Tenenbaums ) takes his hand at directing television ads. Take a look at his latest venture for Hyundai Azera, which ran during this year’s Academy Awards. [ /Film ] Monkeys ...

Race Down to the Wire, GOP Goes Musical
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:18pm | Type: Blog

The unofficial results are in and it looks like former governor Mitt Romney won the Michigan primary with 41 percent of the vote. Many commentators believe that this win indicates a recovery of momentum for the Romney campaign. There are now unconfir ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 22, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/22/2012 - 5:37pm | Type: Blog

Is this ridiculous? Absolutely. But do you want to keep watching? You bet. Time spent at the grocery store never seemed so pun . And you might even be temped to copy some of these moves next time you visit the supermarket. [ Buzz Feed ]   ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 20, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/20/2012 - 4:48pm | Type: Blog

Students protest cafetera food, the art of snowboarding in LED, one man a capella showtunes, spoof street artist Hanksy, and more! Plus, an Animal Extravaganza: Maddie the Coonhound travels the country, remark ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 15, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/15/2012 - 5:37pm | Type: Blog

A look at Poster Cred, the Seattle-based art project, Jesse Eisenberg shares his favorite memories of growing up with Jeremy Lin, "Food Rules," by Michael Pollan is born in stop animation, the new fi ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 13, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/13/2012 - 4:42pm | Type: Blog

A loop of 19 television shows referencing one another. Interfaith musical collaboration on the old hymn, "The Lord Will Provide." Flight of the Conchords star Bret McKenzie talks to Terry Gross about ...

The Grammys: Something Old, Something New, Something… Meh
Originally Posted: 02/13/2012 - 3:55pm | Type: Blog

The Grammys offered what seemed to be a house divided in the music world, some of which was reassuring, and some of which simply made me feel old and out of touch. Before anythi ...

Music to Help You Make It Through the Winter
Originally Posted: 02/14/2012 - 11:41am | Type: Blog

Winter has always been a sweet spot for discovering and sharing music. A little bit mellow, comforting — something you can listen to as a fire crackles or cozy up beside with a mug of hot coffee. In heeding the groundhog's warning of "six m ...

Grab Your Birkenstocks, Ukeleles and Pup Tents: The (Wild) Goose is Loose!
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 2:08pm | Type: Blog

The Goose is on the loose, ya'll. Today organizers of the 2012 Wild Goose Festival (June 21-24 in Shakori Falls, N.C.) released a groovtastic video (with special guest apperances by Sojo homies Gabriel S ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 6, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/06/2012 - 5:46pm | Type: Blog

Improv Everywhere celebrates its tenth anniversary by remixing and remastering some of its best sketches. The highlights from Puppy Bowl VIII are in (look out for the MVP)! Bon Iver puts on an incredible SNL p ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 27, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/27/2012 - 5:53pm | Type: Blog

A huge collection of 90s pop classics set to the tune of one man's melodica, animals appearing everywhere -- in public libraries, photobombs, even to predict the superbowl, how to mount a hot pocket holde ...

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 ...

2011 Passings: Requiescat in pace
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 11:52am | Type: Blog

It’s good to start a new year by remembering those who passed in the just concluded year. These aren’t the most famous (or infamous), and I didn’t know them personally (or, at best, had met several briefly), ...

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. ...

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 ...

Hit the Hallelujah Button: Kazoolaluia!
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 3:40pm | 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's installment comes from a YouTube user na ...

Christmas Favorites from SoJo's Christmas Favorites: Bruce Cockburn
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

We've asked some of the artists who've performed our favorite Christmas songs to tell us what their favorite songs of the season are. Today, we begin with that virtuoso Canadian troubadour, Bruce Coc ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 12:54pm | Type: Blog

Seventy-five years of Santa-school, celebrating National Sandwich Day, Muslims save Jewish bakery, remembering the inventor of the theremin, Cameron Crowe's new film, Lady Gaga's new anti-bullying pr ...

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 ...

Folk Music Brings Unity to Occupy Wall Street
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:26am | Type: Blog

This weekend, Pete Seeger took his spirit of activism and unity to the occupiers at Zucotti Park, leading a crowd of 1,000 people in lyrics of hope, equality, and a better world. ...

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 ...

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

Occupy Wall Street Occupy Wall Street While it may be no surprise that Alec Baldwin spent a few hours at Occupy Wall Street, see who made The New Yorker's list of t ...

#OccupyWallStreet: A Digital Hootenanny
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 7:53am | Type: Blog

In the squares of the city, In the shadow of a steeple; By the relief office, I'd seen my people. As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking, Is this land made for you and me? ...

A Hymn for Blessing the Animals: "O God, Your Creatures Fill the Earth"
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 9:05am | Type: Blog

This weekend and on St. Francis Day (Oct. 4) some churches are having services for the blessing of animals. This weekend and on St. Francis Day (Oct. 4) some churches are ...

"Pay It Forward": Excerpt from BELIEBER!: Fame, Faith & the Heart of Justin Bieber
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

The idea behind my new book BELIEBER!: Fame, Faith and The Heart of Justin Bieber was to peel back the veneer of celebrity and take a closer look at Justin as a person and as a cultural phenomenon ...

CNN, Jesus and Justin Bieber
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

I must admit, I was skeptical. Justin Bieber and Jesus -- at least not together -- weren't exactly on my radar. I must admit, I was skeptical. Justin Bieber and J ...

R.E.M. Taught Me How to Lose Religion and Live a Life of Faith
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

After 31 years, the band R.E.M. has called it a day. ... After 31 years, the band R.E.M. has called it a day. ... One of my earliest experiences with m ...

The Mercy Seat
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

It ALL began when they come took me from my home And put me on Death Row, a crime for which I am totally innocent, you know. I began to warm and chill To objects and their fields, ...

BREAKING NEWS: R.E.M. Breaks Up (Requiem For My Youth)
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! It's the End of the World and We Know It. We're Losing Our Religion. Our Pilgrimage is OVER. NOOOOOO ...

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 ...

Why Christians Should Be Biased
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Make no mistake, Christians should be biased. I know there has been a lot of conversation in the past few years about Christians cleaning up their image. We are often known more for our prejudices than princi ...

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 ...

Surprised by Joy on 9/11/11
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

"[Music] is no invention of ours: it is a gift of God. I place it next to theology. Satan hates music: he knows how it drives the evil spirit out of us." -- Martin Luther ...

Awakening Creativity in Prayer
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Each moment is pregnant with new possibilities waiting to be born, alive with new beginnings, God's secrets not yet heard, God's dreams not yet fulfilled. Each moment is ...

An Interview With Nadia Bolz-Weber
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Nadia Bolz-Weber likes to have both tradition and innovation happening at the same time in House for All Sinners and Saints, a mission church she founded in Denver, Colorado, that's part of the Evan ...

A Hymn for Somalia
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

[Editors' note: Below is a hymn written by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette to inspire churches to further support and pray for famine relief in Somalia and the Horn of Africa.] O God, You Love the Needy ...

Hymns for September 11
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Many people remember "O God, Our Words Cannot Express," a hymn written on the afternoon of September 11, 2001. Many people remember " O God, Our Words Cannot Expr ...

Friday Links Round Up: Japan. Pastors. Surfing.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/06/17/friday-links-round-up-japan-pastors-surfing/" target="_self"></a>Japan. Pastors. Surfing. Here's a little round up of link ...

A Hymn Celebrating God's Creation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

This hymn was originally used for the dedication of the 180 solar panels on the sanctuary of Limestone Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware where I am the co-pastor. This h ...

The Story and Voice of Sung-Bong Choi
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/1100609-sungchoi.jpg"></a>Have you heard the story of Sung-Bong Choi? I absolutely love these kinds of stories. And it's not that I just ...

Worship Songs for a New Generation: 'Hold On to Love'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/05/17/worship-songs-for-a-new-generation-hold-on-to-love/" target="_self"></a>Much ink has been spilled about the so-called "lov ...

A Song and Reflection on Immigration and the Border Town
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/05/16/a-song-and-reflection-on-immigration-and-the-border-town/" target="_self"></a> I was recent ...

A Day of Silence for a Lifetime of Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Silence, when used effectively, can be a beautiful thing. As a mother of young children, five minutes of silence would mean five minutes of sanity. Silence, when used effectively, ...

Is Theology The Most Important Thing?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Over the course of this past weekend and my recent post about <a href="http://eugenecho.wordpress.com/2011/02/28/what-the-hell/" target="_blank">hell, universalism, exclusivism,</a ...