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On Scripture: #firstcenturyproblems (Matthew 1:18-25)
Originally Posted: 12/16/2013 - 11:22am | Type: Blog

As Matthew 1:18-25 demonstrates, today’s poor are more likely to be struggling with #firstcenturyproblems than they are #firstworldproblems, and, in this, they find solidarity with Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. ...

What Do We Mean By 'Putting Christ Back in Christmas'?
Originally Posted: 12/05/2013 - 1:48pm | Type: Blog

As a person who would say that Jesus is the most important thing in my life, who has devoted my life to the service of God’s Kingdom, and spends all of my waking moments trying be faithful to that devotion, I ...

Requiem for a Holiday
Originally Posted: 11/27/2013 - 11:28am | Type: Blog

I am declaring that Thanksgiving to some is obsolete, if not dead. Tomorrow, millions of people will gather across this great nation to celebrate Thanksgiving: the time in our ca ...

Shop Early, Shop Often
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 2:47pm | Type: Press

November 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Rod Anderson ...

Thanksgiving? Bah, humbug
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 9:45am | Type: Blog

Instead of using pilgrims or praying hands as symbols of Thanksgiving, perhaps we should just drop the pretense and go with Scrooge. Instead of using pilgrims or praying hands as ...

Non-Guilt-Trippy Ways to Live Lightly and Consume Less
Originally Posted: 11/20/2013 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

Inspired by books such as Shane Claiborne’s The Irresistible Revolution, Jen Hatmaker’s 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess, many Christians are striving strive for simplicity for the sake of the health ...

Should Christians Shop On Thanksgiving? Christian Leaders Offer Their Opinion
Originally Posted: 11/19/2013 - 4:58pm | Type: Press

November 19, 2013 Sojo in the News Morgan Lee ...

War On Christmas? Sign This Minister Up!
Originally Posted: 11/30/2012 - 12:24pm | Type: Blog

I'm one of those lefty liberals that have declared a War on Christmas. Yes! Sign me up for the War on Christmas! But maybe not for the reasons you might imagine. Ah — I L ...

Dropping Out Of Our National Religion
Originally Posted: 11/28/2012 - 1:40pm | Type: Blog

Peace starts by altering our patterns of desire so that we can do the things that matter most – identifying with the needs of others, especially the poor. When you really dro ...

A Search for Self in a Season of Stuff
Originally Posted: 11/09/2012 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

While November and December are supposed to center on celebrations of Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas, the emphasis has shifted with each passing year toward a collective carnival of capitalism, or in othe ...

The Afternoon News: Monday, Dec. 12, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 THE HUFFINGTON POST: What Are You Getting Baby Jesus For The Holidays? (OPINION) Stampedes. Fist fights. Pepper Spray. Is it a poli ...

Pepper Spray and Peppermints: How to Occupy Christmas without becoming a Grinch
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 2:16pm | Type: Blog

While the spirit of rampant capitalistic greed is certainly appalling, and people are justifiably angry about the economic abuses of Wall Street, still some have criticized Occupy Xmas for it's aggressive ...