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Let's Not Laugh (Too Much) At #SochiProblems: Just Say 'No' To Poverty Porn
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 2:55pm | Type: Press

February 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Rachel Marie Stone ...

In Defense Of Sochi 'Whining'
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 4:45pm | Type: Press

February 13, 2014 Sojo in the News Erin Alberty ...

How to Be Perfect
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:02am | Type: Blog

“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matthew 5:48). Seriously, Jesus? Have you even met some of us? Have you seen the depths of our jealousies, the breadth of our greed? Have you notice ...

#SochiProblems: Hey, Let's Laugh About How Other People Actually Live
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 1:31pm | Type: Blog

I laugh along at the steady stream of Olympic mishaps that are being publicly displayed across the Internet, and it’s entertaining to compare the conditions in Russia to our cultural norms. But in reality, the ...

Thousands of Athletes to Compete in “Jewish Olympics”
Originally Posted: 07/17/2013 - 11:04am | Type: Blog

More than 1,100 American Jewish athletes will be competing in the Maccabiah Games, known as the “Jewish Olympics” and held in Israel once every four years. More than 1,100 America ...

Olympian Gabby Douglas Talks Faith, Forgiveness, and Matzo Ball Soup
Originally Posted: 12/11/2012 - 10:15am | Type: Blog

Gabrielle Douglas, who walked away with the gymnastic gold at the London Olympics, is out with her first book: Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith. Gabrielle Douglas ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 11/27/2012 - 4:17pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron / Silver and Gold by Sufjan Stevens / Star of Wonder by Mary Lee Wile / The Food and Feast ...

Jesus Phelps: Why Miracles Aren’t Enough
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 1:09pm | Type: Blog

Although Michael Phelps did miraculous acts, I attribute his physiology and gifts to God. So is what he does in the Olympics a miracle? I was fascinated by Jesus’ miracles as a ki ...

God Loves Losers: Reflections on the Olympics
Originally Posted: 08/02/2012 - 9:14am | Type: Blog

I’m usually a fan of the underdog, and I’m not exactly a sports fanatic, but something about the national zeal, combined with the athletic excellence, brings it out in me. I’m an ...

Women and the Olympic Gaze
Originally Posted: 07/31/2012 - 1:14pm | Type: Blog

Even as I have watched (and enjoyed) the London Games with conflicted emotions, I find myself more and more uncomfortable with the ways the presentation of the Olympics serves to reinforce harmful assumptions ...

Olympic Security: Londoners Lose Battle to Keep Missile Systems Off Their Roof
Originally Posted: 07/11/2012 - 10:41am | Type: Blog

With the Olympics just a few weeks away, Time reports on the fight that has broken out over security for the Games. With the Olympics just a few weeks away, Time reports o ...

Basketball Underdogs: The Afghanistan National Team
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

The Olympics is the greatest representation of national athletic pride. The Olympics is the greatest representation of national athletic pride. Somehow every couple of years, patr ...

How Did John 3:16 Become About 'Weirdos and Violence'?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Here's a name for you: Rollen Stewart. Born Feb. 19, 1944. Ring a bell? Here's a name for you: Rollen Stewart. Born Feb. 19, 1944. Ring a bell? You probably know who he ...

Sargent Shriver: Another Giant Has Fallen
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Sargent Shriver was one of the most attractive, dynamic, and accomplished men of his time. When President John F. Kennedy chose Mr. Sargent Shriver was one of the most attractive, ...

Greening the Winter Games
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>This time of year I find myself humming the Olympic anthem throughout the day. The Vancouver games run Feb. 12-28; it is time to start dreaming of mogul runs and bobsled victories. For some reason I h ...

The 'Other' Chicago: A New Tale of Two Cities
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

It has been over a week since the news story broke of the <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/09/30/a-prayer-for-derrion-albert/">deadly beating of 16 year old Derrion Albert</a> on Chicag ...

More Than A Game
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dave Zirin Black athletes have shown the way for sports activism. An interview with Harry Edwards. During th ...

Olympic Injustice
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>I've been following the <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/07/13/new.zealand.brothel.olympics/index.html#soundoff" target="_blank">news story</a> of Ne ...

You Can't Say That on TV, Mr. President
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

I woke up this morning to <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donnie_Simpson">Donnie Simpson</a>'s voice (yes, my alarm clock is tuned into morning hip-hop jams on <a href=" ...

Let the Games Begin [wheeze]
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Are you an Olympian? Are you an Olympian? No, seriously, as you sit there in your comfortable ch ...

Race at the Olympics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I can't go anywhere these days without hearing about the Olympics ("Michael Phelps this, Michael Phelps that." Thank God my friend finally told me who Michael Phelps is). ...

China Bars Olympian and Darfur Activist from Attending Summer Games
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Looks like Joey Cheek -- a winter Olympics medalist who co-founded the organization Team Darfur to protest the genocide incited by the regime in Khartoum -- will not be going to Beijing in support ...

The Olympics, Human Rights, and Holy Mischief
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>"God Is Love," inscribed on the tracksuit of the athlete who would become the second-fastest man alive, is what first caught the attention of Australian Olympic official Ray Weinberg in the ...

Carrying The Torch
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>In January, I was nominated to be one of the Torchbearers for the Olympic Torch Relay when it came to San Francisco. The theme for the relay in San Francisco was sustainability and caring for our Moth ...

A Combustible Mix
Originally Posted: 07/17/2013 - 2:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday It feels "normal" again in Atlanta, whatever that means. It feels "normal" ...

Live from Mt. Olympus
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum The Atlanta Summer Olympics descended upon media-mad America like a vast mind-numbing, soul-sapping fog. The O ...

Olympic Meddle
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday It may be the most creative thing that’s ever happened in Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta. ...