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'Win Over' or 'Love On' for Jesus?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I'm currently rockin' in Knoxville, Tennessee. I'm currently rockin' in Knoxville, Tennessee. I have the privilege of being one of the morning teachers of an e ...

Michael Jackson's Legacy of Social and Environmental Concern
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Though it has been two weeks since Michael Jackson's death, the world continues to mourn and to monitor news sources for the latest developments. Though it has been two weeks ...

Preaching Beyond the Choir
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Katie Balestra Christian radio finds a new audience -- outside the church. About a year ago, John Konrad, the ...

Thank You, Michael
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Only God can or ought to judge Michael Jackson's personal life. We do not have enough information to judge his behavior, but we do know that we have lost a true musical genius.</p> ...

Mourning a Michael Jackson Who Had Died Long Ago
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Let the wall-to-wall Michael Jackson coverage continue. Let the wall-to-wall Michael Jackson coverage continue. As soon as I heard the tragic news about his passing yesterday afte ...

The Brilliance and Mystery of Michael Jackson
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>It's not like you need another Michael Jackson tribute or post, but oh well It's not like you need another Michael Jackson tribute or post, but oh well ...

Listen to it Loud
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

"Listen to it loud!" That was the advice that came with a disc of the new film, <em>I Bring What I Love,</em> about Youssou N'Dour, a Senegalese singer who has worked for social jus ...

Free Music Monday: The Welcome Wagon
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

About a month ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Rev. About a month ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Rev. Vito Aiuto one early Saturday morning at his church, Resurrection Pre ...

To Hell with Human Trafficking. There, I Said It.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Is it possible that we as Christians just aren't angry enough about injustices like human trafficking and slavery? Perhaps we've grown too desensitized, domesticated, and docile. ...

Theology in a Minor Key
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh The blues live in this world -- yet long for the next. An interview with Steve Nichols. The blues ...

God is Not [and has never been] White: Biblical Post-colonial Theology
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

"The Bible knows nothing about peace without justice," said that great prophet of joyful restorative justice, Desmond Tutu, when he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.</p> ...

Dying a Slow Death
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum The future of Appalachia -- and the planet -- depends on unseating King Coal. By now every ...

Travels with Bruce Cockburn: Into the Soul of this World of Wonders
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>There's roads and there's roads And they call, can't you hear it? Roads of the earth And roads of the spirit . . .</p> <p>- Bruce Cockburn's "Child of the Wind&quo ...

The Columbine Killings and the Convenience of Dehumanization
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

There was <a title="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/apr/17/columbine-massacre-gun-crime-us" href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/apr/17/columbine-massacre-gun-crime-us">a s ...

Three Encouragements Toward Making Your Churches More Multicultural
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Ministry has its up and downs. Such is life. Ministry has its up and downs. Such is life. But one of the joys of planting and pastoring Quest Church is that it's one of t ...

Video: 'Beyond Belief' - An Interview with David Wilcox
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The rhetorical question <a href="http://www.davidwilcox.com/">David Wilcox</a> asks aloud before a crowd outside Baltimore, Maryland, is The rhetorical ques ...

Sacred Jazz: An Interview with Deanna Witkowski
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001UXJOLM?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001UXJOLM">&l ...

Against the Tide
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Major record labels haven't adapted to the wired age -- and they're losing. Back ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh God Drops and Loses Things, by Kilian McDonnell; 15 Days of Prayer, series from New Press; Servant or Sucker, by Beth Templeto ...

From the Twittersphere: Peace, Love, and Rock 'n' Roll
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

It was the cover that caught my attention. Rolling hills of farmland in lush green and yellow. So simple, yet so attractive. It was the cover that caught my attention. Rolling hil ...

I'm Taking Down All My Miley Cyrus and Jonas Brothers Posters
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Enough is enough! Enough is enough! I bit my tongue several months ago when Miley Cyrus came out with her chink-eyed picture . Last summer, I was pretty furious ab ...

Remembering Christian Peacemaker Tom Fox on the Anniversary of His Death in Iraq
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>"Let's listen in now to the Marine Corps Band," the CNN commentator says. The camera pans across the Washington Mall. People, as far as the eye can see, waiting for the historic moment, ...

U2's Sacred Pilgrimage: 'I Found Grace, It's All That I Found'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001O0EQ5U?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001O0EQ5U">&l ...

A 'Mighty Big God'
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Our Bright Future, by Tracy Chapman. For more than 20 years, singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman ...

Video: Inauguration Eve Interview with Moby
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Last week, the <a title="http://www.sojo.net/sojotube" href="http://www.sojo.net/sojotube">SojoTube</a> team had a chance to sit down with DJ, songwriter, and musician Moby ...

Bringing Word and Music Together Against Poverty
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

I am very honoured and excited to be invited to the <a href="http://www.sojo.net/mobilization">Mobilization to End Poverty</a> in April. I am very honoured a ...

My Advent Calendar: December 5
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/my-advent-calendar"></a></p> <p>I'm on the road this morning. So I called my husband and asked him to open the fifth window on ...

Odetta Has Gone Home
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Odetta has gone home.</p> <p>Artists that touch our hearts help us to see, and they speak for us our own mute truth. A spiritual breath of courage and grace breathes through them and upon ...

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

Danny Duncan Collum Saving a Kentucky community and its culture, one kid at a time. Ten years ago old-time mus ...

Hip-Hop Holy Land
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Andrew Wilkes In Disciples of the Street, Eric Gutierrez weaves three storylines into a narrative about the role of hip-hop in Christian m ...

How Would Jesus Rock?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Amy Spaulding Move over Guitar Hero, Guitar Praise is the new toy for ...

Video: Flobots on Faith - The 'Rise' of New Music for New Movements
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://flobots.com/">Flobots</a> are a Denver-based, hip-hop/rock alternative group, whose powerful activist lyrics explore issues from globalization and poverty to war ...

Randy Newman's Harps and Angels and the Fall of the American Empire
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Randy Newman might be surprised to see himself mentioned on a progressive spirituality blog. In his five decades of making music that is alternately brilliantly satirical and elegant (and sometimes bo ...

Rene Marie's National Anthem Controversy (Good Art Gives -- but Doesn't Always Sell; part 2, by Melvin Bray)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

[... continued from <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/07/good-art-gives-but-doesnt-alwa.html">part one</a>]</p> [... continued from ...

Low: Struggling but Hopeful
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.chairkickers.com/">Low</a> is a band that defies easy characterization. Low is a band that defies easy characterization. O ...

Forbidden Revivals and the Birth of Bluegrass
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/summer-sundays"></a></p> In the days of my childhood, summer was the season of the big-tent reviv ...

Forbidden Revivals and the Birth of Bluegrass
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/summer-sundays"></a></p> In the days of my childhood, summer was the season of the big-tent reviv ...

Video: They Will Have Their Reward
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=Eyes%20to%20See&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> <p>Sometimes it's hard to hear justice at first ...Y ...

In Memory of Maria -- and Millions More
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>I don't want to assume that readers automatically know who Steven Curtis Chapman is, but if you've been surfing the Web recently, it's very likely you may have seen the name. Chapman is ...

Body of War's All-Star Soundtrack
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>My fingers have been tapping out of control for more than a month and a half now. Don't worry, though -- I am not falling to the symptoms of <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitic ...

The Sound of Social Justice in Australia: 'From Little Things Big Things Grow'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

If you thought socially conscious music in the mainstream was a thing of the past, turn your ears to what Australia is listening to. If you thought socially conscious music in the ...

Digging for Gospel Gold (interview by Becky Garrison)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In my ongoing quest for <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/03/carrie-newcomers-songs-for-cha.html">music that can enact positive social change</A>, I c ...

Carrie Newcomer's Songs for Change
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>On Jan. 22, 2008, I headed down to Joe's Pub in New York City to celebrate the launch of Quaker singer-songwriter <A href="http://www.carrienewcomer.com/">Carrie Newcomer ...

Conversions
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

C. McNair Wilson Calling Ken Medema a singer-composer is like calling the Yankees a ball club. For his latest CD, Sea Change, Ken is also ...

Lifeline, by Ben Harper
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Beth Newberry Ben Harper is known for songs that are either personal or political, and in Lifeline, his latest release with the Innocent C ...

Interview with John Sayles on Religion, Race, and Rock and Roll
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Recently, I had the opportunity to interview John Sayles about his movie <A href="http://honeydripper-movie.com/">Honeydripper</A>, a multilayered and complex account of ...

A Reverence for Song
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Steve Thorngate The Trumpet Child, by Over the Rhine. When comedian Gracie Allen took up painting, sh ...

A Rock Star Environment Minister
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/11/changes-down-under-by-jim-wall.html">Jim wrote a piece</a> a few weeks back about the new Bonhoeffer-quoting Aussie PM Kev ...

Seriously, Is This What Hell Is Like?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Someone foolishly suggested I should actually play in public. After less than a year of violin ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Race Matters True to Our Native Land, edited by Brian Blount, describes itself as the first African-American commentary on the ...