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Why N.T. Wright is Wrong About Social Media
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

The Out of Ur blog recently posted a <a href="http://www.outofur.com/archives/2009/11/ur_video_nt_wri.html" target="_blank">video of N.T. Wright</a> going off on the dangers of ...

A Bottom-Up Perspective on Obama's Nobel Speech
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

I didn't get a chance to watch Barack Obama's Nobel speech live, but I've read the transcript and found very little in the speech that couldn't have been given by any number of past preside ...

Cap-and-Trade's Bubble Trouble
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> There's a lot of debate, in Copenhagen and els ...

Build, Don't Destroy in Afghanistan: An Open Letter to President Obama
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://go.sojo.net/campaign/afghan_8years?source=act_0911_afghan_bc"></a>Your voice is being heard. Already, thousands of you have <a href="http://go.sojo.net/c ...

Hedge Fund Managers Take On Wall Street and World Hunger
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

In spring of 2008, my boss, hedge fund manager Mike Masters, and I were studying the effects that investors were having on commodity prices. In spring of 2008, my boss, hedge fu ...

Why Celebrate Columbus Day?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

From the journal of Christopher Columbus:</p> From the journal of Christopher Columbus: In all the world, there is no better people nor better country. They love their ...

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

Gordon S. Clark Attack drones take a heavy civilian toll. When I reflect on the drone aircraft now being used ...

Tempted by an Apple
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Adam Hamilton ’Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free, ’Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ours ...

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

Rose Marie Berger Jeannie Choi Need Holy Backup? Spanish pr ...

Bishops vs. The Bomb: Act II
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

When the United States and the Soviet Union stared into the abyss of nuclear Armageddon during the Cold War, filmmaker Stanley Kubrick began reading obscure journals like the <em>Bulletin of the At ...

Changing Our Minds
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum When I began writing this column back in 1985, my page could hold up to 1,000 words. Over the years that number has sh ...

You Can Take Us Anywhere
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Elyse Farmer As a bibliophile who loves the act of reading but also the sensory experience of a book’s look, feel, and smell, I thou ...

Twitter Against Nukes
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jeannie Choi The recently launched Two Futures Project is twittering ...

Clean Energy and Security Act: If Everyone's Unhappy, It Must Be a Good Compromise
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I rode my bike to work today. Despite the summer heat, it is not a bad trip I rode my bike to work today. Despite the summer heat, it is not a bad trip "As far as ...

Self-Segregation In Social Networks
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Every day across America we see self-segregation in lunchrooms, in classrooms, and in church pews on Sunday morning. But how about online?</p> Every day across America we se ...

Who Should Pay for Our Pollution?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Congress is hard at work on historic energy and climate change legislation. The House of Representatives plans to vote on a bill in the next few weeks, with the Senate to follow in early fall.</p> ...

On Obama's Short List
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. I hold in my hand a printout of the e-mail I just received from Barack Obama. I hold in my hand ...

A Crucial Time in the Fight Against Global Poverty and Climate Change
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The realities of global poverty are very stark. The realities of global poverty are very stark. About a billion people around the world - one in six - are now considered chronical ...

An Innocent in the Land of Facebook
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Being the trusting sort, I clicked on the link. Life is different now. It started innocently eno ...

Greener Gatherings
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The day after Obama was sworn in as president, Trinity Institute launched its annual conference titled <a href="http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/education/?institute-default">"Radical Abun ...

Tips on Bridging the Persistent Digital Divide
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Even in our current political climate, as President <a title="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1XWvs7SL5I&amp;eurl=http://www.freepress.net/ Obama demands" href="http://www.youtube.com/wat ...

The Digital New Deal
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Will President Obama deliver on his promises of media reform? For the past six months, I’v ...

Double-Edged Flash Drive of Jesus
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jeannie Choi “Thy word is a [USB flash drive] unto my feet” is the go ...

Connected to a National Community
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

The 2008 election is obviously historic. The 2008 election is obviously historic. But it will always be significant for me not just as a turning point in history, but as the firs ...

Publishing on Demand
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum For 500 years, Western culture, for better or worse, was formed by its books. For 500 year ...

The Great Digital Switch
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum In the coming technological revolution, will there be space for the common good? When colo ...

God:
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez "From the time of Moses' stone tablets, man ...

To the Blogsphere...and Beyond
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Is this the end of productive society as we know it? A number of people have approached me and a ...

Memory in the Age of My Space
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jesse Holcomb Remembering who we are in a digitally fragmented world. At least one of these things has probabl ...

Googling Genocide
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kim Szeto The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Google Earth recently launched the Genocide Prevention Mapping Initiative, starting with ...

Stem Cell Choices
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Chap Clark What does it mean to use life to give life? While reading the paper, my airline seatmate blurted ou ...

The Idol of Progress
Originally Posted: 05/12/2011 - 10:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Daniel Charles The pursuit of knowledge was his true faith. And in many ways, it remains ours today. It’s Dece ...

Losing the News
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum As newspapers die a slow death, can cable, radio, and the Web really provide serious, independent news? ...

Gospel To The Geeks
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

James Ferguson In these high-tech days, anyone could just copy the Bible onto any old USB memory stick, but that would be wrong wouldn’t ...

Lost (and Found) in Space
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Batstone Millionaire space tourist Dennis Tito's joy ride was sheer hubris; talk about placing yourself at the center of the un ...

God Is My Palm Pilot
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill Wylie-Kellermann David Batstone Is technology the tool of the devil? The primrose ...

God is My Palm Pilot
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 10:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill Wylie-Kellermann David Batstone Extended content available only online. ...

What Does It Mean to Be Human?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Batstone Within the next 20 years, we'll see the evolving convergence of humans and machines. That ...

It's the Real Thing
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Notes from a new generation Responding to the tragedy at Columbine High School, educa ...

Faith on the Front Lines
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Andrew Schleicher E-mail glimpses of the Balkan war. A new aspect of this war is its immediacy to people aroun ...

Follow the North Star
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth M. Racicot New beginnings, on the Web and in the world. When slaves traveled the Underground Railroa ...