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Trading
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeanne Murray Walker Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.                                                                 —Word ...

Against the Night
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 2:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Belle Fox-Martin We are the lay of the land— / pocked, hilled, knowing every ember / and seed imprinted on our bones. ...

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 ...

Waxing Poetic: One Perfect Hour
Originally Posted: 02/06/2012 - 6:14pm | Type: Blog

A new poem by Sarah Vanderveen... I pulled on my wetsuit quick, quick pausing to take note of a new hole under the left arm, darnit and paddled out. A new poem by Sarah Vandervee ...

Words
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

R.M. Blair While he was in jail, two policemen / came to his apartment, took / all his books, sat at his kitchen table / drinking his cof ...

Waxing Poetic: The Painting Lesson, and a Prayer
Originally Posted: 01/27/2012 - 3:22pm | Type: Blog

A new poem by Sarah Vanderveen: "The Painting Lesson, and a Prayer" A new poem by Sarah Vanderveen The Painting Lesson, and a Prayer Two women in hats, ...

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 ...

Prayer, Poetry, Politics
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 3:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Hirschfield Orange Alert: Essays on Poetry, Art, and the Architecture of Silence. And, Fasting For Ramadan: Notes from a Spiritual ...

How Dare the Sun Ascend?
Originally Posted: 10/14/2011 - 2:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ken Sehested We all knew it would come. Someday. Always later. Mañana . It comes for us all. Sure. Of course. We know that. Someday. Mañana . But when someday ...

Waxing Poetic: The Great Gatsby Revisited As Audiobook
Originally Posted: 11/01/2011 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

At the kitchen counter chopping vegetables doing dishes and looking out at the old avocado farm across the canyon and in the car driving up and down Pacific Coast Highway to appointments school ...

Remembering 9/11 Through Music and Literature
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Ten years on, I'm remembering the literature I read and the music that kept me going in the days and months after 9/11. Ten years on, I'm remembering the literature I r ...

Heaven's Back Door
Originally Posted: 09/13/2011 - 2:49pm | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Schiffman Eschewing perfection, they knotted in a flaw, the human signature and kink that made the carpet whole -- not less perfect, but more for the fraying edge, th ...

Giving Voice
Originally Posted: 07/29/2011 - 4:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill Wylie-Kellermann (for Daniel Berrigan on his ninetieth birthday) the heart dares the word dares the page ...

Immigration Theology from a Dreamer
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

"I will call them my people, who were not my people. And her beloved, who was not beloved." (Romans 9:25 referencing Hosea 2:23) http://creativecommons.org/license ...

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 ...

More Great Summer Reading Ideas
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/06/15/more-great-summer-reading-ideas/" target="_self"></a>In addition to my summer reading recommendations from the other day, I nee ...

Good Friday: Praying in the Abyss
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 1:52pm | Type: Blog

In Christian confession, Good Friday is the day of loss and defeat; Sunday is the day of recovery and victory. In Christian confession, Good Friday is the day of loss and defe ...

Beneath Me
Originally Posted: 11/16/2011 - 5:10pm | Type: Magazine Article

Sneha Abraham Touched your hem / A thousand times / A face just / Beyond my sight / Space between / Grace, grief ...

Matthew Kelty and the Beauty of a Good Death
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Writer and Trappist monk Matthew Kelty died last week at age 95. His is an example of a good life and a good death. Writer and Trappist monk Matthew Kelty died last week at age 95 ...

Remember the DREAMers, Remember Their Dreams
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;"><em>[</em><strong><em>Editor's note</em></strong><em>: The Senate will be voting on the <a href="https://secu ...

Last Autumn Song
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jesse Nathan No, nothing, she says, that is not God’s, and we approach a crow ripping the entrails of a truck-crushed fox, and the crow fl ...

Angels of America
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Priscilla Atkins The hospital chaplain who sits in the room of a sick child in Chicago and brings the child to God—not with words but by h ...

Mysticism for Mathematicians
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

I've always longed to see the world through a poet's eyes -- to see the magical in the everyday and to be able to weave words in such a way as to convey that magic to others. ...

Sojourners Magazine Wins Top Magazine Honors
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.sojo.net/magazine"><em>Sojourners</em> magazine</a> was recently recognized as the best general interest magazine by two leading religious press organizati ...

God is Big Enough to Take Our Doubt and Anger
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

"To believe is human, to doubt divine."</p> "To believe is human, to doubt divine." Those words are central to the self-described "incendiary th ...

My Morning with Daniel Berrigan
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>As a Sojourners intern last year, I, along with my community-mates, had the opportunity to request speakers to invite to address us during weekly seminars. Peace activist and poet Fr. Daniel Berriga ...

A Reading and Interview from Mary Anne Reese
Originally Posted: 04/28/2011 - 10:17am | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi Listen to this reading and an interview with poet Mary Anne Reese. Listen to this reading and ...

Out of Place
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Hirschfield Poet Meena Alexander and the shifting terrain of the migrant experience. Meena Alexander, a ...

Archbishop Romero's Alb Speaks
Originally Posted: 04/28/2011 - 10:21am | Type: Magazine Article

Mary Anne Reese Alb: A white liturgical tunic worn as prayer for a heart protected from all stain and washed in the Blood of the Lamb. ...

Watching
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Hoffman Because I lay on my back as a boy in the grass of the small yard behind our house watching clouds move and become faces, m ...

Poet Audio Recording and Interview
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi with Richard Hoffman Because I lay on my back as a boy in the grass of the small yard behind our ...

Ode to St. Anthony of Egypt
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 1:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Denny Of all the saints, my Anthony, I love you best. For you did what I long to do: you walked away from a life of comfort and ease ...

Audio Reading and Interview with David Denny
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 1:15pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi David Denny David Denny teaches English at De Anza College in Cupertino, C ...

'Twas a Week Before Christmas: A D.C. Holiday Poem
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

'Twas a week before Christmas, and all through my city<br /> Politicians were scrambl'n, it wasn't very pretty.<br /> Health care and climate were up in the air, ...

This the Morning
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Scott Cairns This is the Month, and this the happy morn Wherein the Son of Heav’ns eternal King, Of wedded Maid, and Virgin Mother born, ...

Redemptive Poetry on a Night of Violence
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

It is Sunday night, and I am suddenly awake at the crack of too-close gunfire. It is Sunday night, and I am suddenly awake at the crack of too-close gunfire. I creep to the window ...

Keeping Promises
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

John Gosslee The ram’s horn bellowed. Fused with snapped spears and hatchet heads nicked shields covered the field, ...

Health-Care Debate Requires the Wisdom of Solomon
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Thomas Friedman, learning from an experience on safari in Botswana, gets it right in his <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/23/opinion/23friedman.html?_r=1&amp;th&amp;emc=th" target=& ...

Breath: A Poem for Transformational Action
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I recently wrote and performed a spoken-word poem for the Transformational Development (TD) Conference at Eastern University, co-sponsored by Eastern and Food for the Hungry. I r ...

Disciple, Tangiers
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Nancy White that light kept me a year in its grip first my feet caught fire then my blood we moved at the edge of endlessness headless han ...

Taking the Bible Seriously, but not Always Literally
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Throughout history, individuals and institutions have cited the Bible to support injustices, such as "holy war" against infidels, the subjection of women, racism and slavery, and the abuse of homos ...

Alone
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Schiffman To you who are lost today like a needle in a haystack, reading this poem alone. Alone, brother island, sister moon. The ...

Just One Day ... for Lynne
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I stepped up to the automatic sliding doors, but they didn't open. I knocked. The guard recognized me, waved, and the South Bronx-based special care facility opened arms of welcome. ...

Lucca
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Annie Deppe A grace of green, the underleaf of olive, the birdsong’s cradling. It’s as though A grace of green ...

Sojourners Magazine Awards
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

<em>Sojourners</em> magazine received many honors at the joint annual conventions of the <a title="http://www.epassoc.org/" href="http://www.epassoc.org/">Evangelical Pre ...

Lent
Originally Posted: 03/11/2013 - 4:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

Nicholas Samaras How the earth now struggles into spring.How the cold hangs on, each morning cracking to begin. ...

Unknown Country
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Pamela Porter Five desert photographs taken by Thomas Merton. Four cars or trucks were parked by the old dea ...

Wisteria
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Heather Hallberg Yanda Violet, whispered Eve, because saying the names aloud made the act too real. Pansy and woodruff, the flowers so sma ...

God's Inaugural Spokespersons
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

I thought God -- the real God, the One who cares passionately about justice, peace, and diversity -- came out rather well in the inaugural ceremonies.</p> I thought God -- t ...

Written to Read at a Peace Rally
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jacob Bathanti Who am I to cast light upon the human soul? Sitting down to write peace-verses for mercenary gain, Hunting for poems and ho ...