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An Unhindered Hope
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Mary Kate MacIsaac Making Friends Among the Taliban: A Peacemaker's Journey in Afghanistan. Herald Press ...

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 ...

A Deeper Engagement
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Wesley Granberg-Michaelson Bible, Gender, Sexuality calls us to a more honest dialogue about scripture's meaning for us today. ...

A Tropical Quest
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:58am | Type: Magazine Article

Julienne Gage Restless Fires: Young John Muir's Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf in 1867-68. Mercer University Press. ...

To Protect and To Heal
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:45am | Type: Magazine Article

Aimee Kang The Cry of Tamar: Violence Against Women and the Church's Response. Fortress Press. OVER DINN ...

Getting to Green
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 10:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Tobias Winright Sacred Acts: How Churches are Working to Protect Earth's Climate. New Society. IN THE FO ...

Sleeper Awake!
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 10:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Will O'Brien Unto Us the Sun by Aimee Wilson. Self-released. IN THE TITLE song of Aimee Wilson's ne ...

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 ...

The Fracture of Good Order
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Forest The Catonsville Nine: A Story of Faith and Resistance in the Vietnam Era. Oxford University Press ...

Power and the Poor
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Andrew Wilkes The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto. SmileyBooks THE RICH AND THE REST OF US i ...

ICYMI: Andrew Bird's 'Hands of Glory'
Originally Posted: 11/09/2012 - 4:15pm | Type: Blog

If you were overwhelmed by all that election business, you might have forgotten that October just happened, and with it came a new release from one of my personal favorite musicians, Andrew Bird. ...

'Lincoln:' An Honestly Good Movie
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 10:56am | Type: Blog

A review of the new movie 'Lincoln.' Abraham Lincoln was a storyteller, so it’s fitting that his story has been hashed out on the silver screen — without  vampires ...

Freelance Whales Treat Washington, D.C.
Originally Posted: 11/02/2012 - 9:38am | Type: Blog

Freelance Whales’ performance on Wednesday was a bit like my experience with Hurricane Sandy: One minute was jubilation at the prospect of no work for two days, and the next minute was a mellowed out restlessn ...

Mumford & Sons Stick to Their Guns
Originally Posted: 09/26/2012 - 10:53am | Type: Blog

A review of Mumford & Sons sophomore album, Babel. “Are Mumford & Sons as big in America as they are here?” my English friend asked me a year ago over a pint at a pub on ...

The Story of Everything
Originally Posted: 09/13/2011 - 2:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Vernon The Tree of Life, directed by Terrence Malick. Fox Searchlight Pictures. Terrence Malik's ...

Vanquishing Jane Crow
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lauren F. Winner The Dream is Freedom: Pauli Murray and American Democratic Faith, by Sarah Azaransky. Civil ...

Agenda-Driven Biography
Originally Posted: 04/21/2011 - 2:59pm | Type: Magazine Article

Nancy Lukens Two very different tellings of the life and times of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Dietrich Bonhoeffer ...

Songs of Funk and Freedom
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Abayea Pelt The ArchAndroid, by Janelle Monáe, Atlantic Records. If footage of ever-expanding plumes of oil an ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Consider All the Works Consider All the Works In The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bib ...

Love, No Matter What
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Tattoos on the Heart, by Gregory Boyle. Free Press. FULL DISCLOSURE: I teared up near ...

Once Was Lost
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Lit: A Memoir, by Mary Karr. HarperCollins. At this point, recovery memoirs are a dime a d ...

Paths to Freedom
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins It’s ironic that the explosive, high-budget thrill rides understand so little about their own themes. ...

Seeding Hope
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Becky Garrison Made for Goodness: And Why This Makes all the Difference, by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu. Harper One. ...

The End of Empire?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

César J. Baldelomar The Future of Faith, by Harvey Cox. HarperOne. Not too long ago, with the rise of science ...

Beauty from Ashes
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Onleilove Alston The BQE, by Sufjan Stevens. Asthmatic Kitty Records. Though many know multi-instrumentalist s ...

Waging Virtue
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Allyne Smith Just War as Christian Discipleship: Recentering the Tradition in the Church Rather Than the State, by Daniel M. Bell Jr. Bra ...

Looking for Revelation
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins It’s the end of the world for Denzel Washington in The Book of Eli, one of the legion of recent films (including one actual ...

The Lens of Justice
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Getman With God on Our Side, directed by Porter Speakman Jr. (Rooftop Productions) A mood change in Americ ...

The Seen and Unseen
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:48pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Forest City of Belief, by Nicole d'Entremont In 1965, Nicole d’Entremont, a not-quite college graduat ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Blessed Are … Blessed Are … In Claiming the Beatitudes: Nine Stories from a New Generatio ...

Post-Apocalyptic Hope
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:41pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Cormac McCarthy’s novels are the Ecclesiastes of postmodern American literature—finely wrought chunks of sparseness in whic ...

Solidarity and Retreat
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 1:45pm | Type: Magazine Article

César J. Baldelomar Solitude and Compassion: The Path to the Heart of the Gospel, by Gus Gordon. Orbis. Workin ...

On Film: Selective Storytelling
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 1:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Another look at Gone with the Wind. Gone with the Wind was released last fall in a detailed ...

Becoming David
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kevin Lum Why David Sometimes Wins, by Marshall Ganz. Oxford University Press. Nearly a year before the 2008 p ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh The Sant'Egidio Book of Prayer, by Angela Riccardi; Peaceful Heroes, by Jonah Winter; Bearing the Mystery: Twenty Years o ...

Fat Cats and Failed Systems
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Capitalism: A Love Story examines a "filthy, rotten system." In Capitalism: A ...

A 'Post-Growth' Society
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Hilfiker The Bridge at the End of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability, by James Gusta ...

Speaking for the Silenced
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:14am | Type: Magazine Article

Kaitlin Barker The Stoning of Soraya M., written and directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh. Mpower Pictures. ON A DUSTY ...

Race and the 'War on Drugs'
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Laurel Frodge American Violet, directed by Tim Disney. Uncommon Productions. Nine years ago, at the height of ...

The Language of Peace
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rosalie Riegle Contesting Patriotism: Culture, Power, and Strategy in the Peace Movement, by Lynne M. Woehrle, Patrick G. Coy, and Gregory ...

Real Life at the Movies
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Now that most filmed records of human life are made by amateurs—the growth of YouTube and other forms of uploading moving i ...

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

Molly Marsh Books on the environment, the economy, and equity. Whether you’re a die-hard “greenie” or someone ...

The Bible in Vogue
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Sarah K. Masterson A pop culture Word for a pop culture world. What happens when a Swedish ad executive sets o ...

The Unusual Suspects
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Chris Smith A People's History of Christianity: The Other Side of the Story, by Diana Butler Bass. HarperOne. ...

Poverty is No Accident
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kaitlin Barker The End of Poverty? written and directed by Philippe Diaz. Cinema Libre Studio. Warning: Don’t ...

A Step Toward Peace
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Edward F. Snyder JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters, by James W. Douglass. Orbis. James W ...

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

J. Dana Trent Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money, by Christian Smith and Michael O. Emerson, with ...

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

Richard Vernon Oral history: Ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, in their own words. Although huma ...

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 ...