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Workshops: From Catholic Living To Social Outreach
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 2:32pm | Type: Press

March 20, 2014 Sojo in the News The Tidings ...

Attendees: They Came, They Saw, They Said...
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 2:11pm | Type: Press

March 20, 2014 Sojo in the News The Tidings ...

Evangelicals And Peacemaking - Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe's Speech At The Third Christ At The Checkpoint Conference In Bethlehem
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 1:56pm | Type: Press

March 20, 2014 Sojo in the News Geoff Tunnicliffe ...

Hello Twitter! How Religious Leaders Crafted Their First Tweets
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 1:39pm | Type: Press

March 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Sarah Pulliam Bailey ...

Hate Won't Win
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 1:35pm | Type: Press

March 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Palm-Powered Protest
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 11:49am | Type: Blog

When we strive to protest with Matthew 21 in mind, we must ask ourselves that question from the crowd, “Who is this?” Our protests should honor the one whom we follow: Jesus, the peaceful one, riding on a donk ...

Pastor of Florida Megachurch Resigns Over 'Moral Failure'
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 9:53am | Type: Blog

Florida megachurch pastor Bob Coy has resigned from his 20,000-member Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale congregation over a “moral failing.” Florida megachurch pastor Bob Coy has res ...

Telling a Resurrection Story
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 9:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Opinion Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24: 13-15 TODAY'S ... warning, Jesus joined our journey (Luke 24:17)? [ May 11 ] Faith or Fiction? Acts 2:42-47; ... Generous Orthodoxy Acts 17:22-31; Psalm 66:8-20;1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21 POPULAR FICTION today ...

A Turning Tide
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 9:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Heather Beaudoin A growing number of conservative Christians have joined the movement to abolish capital punishment. ...

A New Relationship with Iran
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 9:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick How an agreement on nuclear weapons can build a bridge to peace. DEALING WITH IRA ...

Christianity's Most Common and Subtle Sin
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

Ever since Adam tried to blame Eve (Gen. 3:12), Moses tried to downplay his ability to lead God’s people out of Israel (Exodus 3), Aaron tried to deflect blame for the Golden Calf onto others (Exodus 32:22), G ...

How Conservative Evangelicals Misunderstand Millennials
Originally Posted: 04/04/2014 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

The old guard has confused orthodoxy with their political and moral interpretations of Scripture. Yesterday morning, an op-ed piece went live on CNN by a young evangelical author ...

Listen to the Silence: Thoughts on World Vision and the Pitfalls of Modern Communcation
Originally Posted: 04/04/2014 - 10:25am | Type: Blog

When it comes to issues so central to the Christian life, faithfulness requires thoughtful dialogue, tenacious endurance, and meaningful change from the bottom up. These are impor ...

A Biblical Review of 'Noah'
Originally Posted: 04/04/2014 - 9:27am | Type: Blog

The filmmaker weaves a story more in line with St. Augustine’s struggle and Elie Wiesel’s crisis of faith. Noah demand’s the audience to think and feel. We are forced to look at the film with head and heart. ...

The Tribes of Rob Bell, Mark Driscoll, John Piper ... and Jesus
Originally Posted: 04/03/2014 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

Pride, greed, hatred, bitterness, fear, and ignorance often cause Christians to promote distrust instead of unity — but what if Christians were more patient, graceful, and forgiving of each other? ...

One Hump or Two?
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 9:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Another test of biblical authority by unscrupulous scientists. RESEARCHERS from Tel Aviv Univer ...

Four Questions for Tyrone Parker
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 9:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill Bio: Executive director, Alliance of Concerned MenWebsite: allianceofconcernedmen.com Bio: ...

Easter with Czeslaw Milosz: Cento
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 9:43am | Type: Magazine Article

Kathleen Gunton So that for a short moment there is no death. From white villages Easter bells resound. Rejo ...

Studying Interfaith Leadership
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 9:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel This may be a field whose time has come. CAN YOU GO to school to become an interfaith leader? An i ...

Protecting the Innocent
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 9:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels These desperately poor children are sacrificed to the sex trade's insatiable hunger. AN UNQ ...

Not a 'Women's Issue'
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 9:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Gerhardt The Cross and Gendercide: A Theological Response to Global Violence Against Women and GIrls, by Elizabeth Gerhardt ...

The Price of Conscience
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 9:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank Pacifists in Chains: The Persecution of Hutterites During the Great War. Johns Hopkins University Press ...

'We Will Never Forget You'
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 9:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot Public memorials, both ad hoc and formal, speak to what divides us—and what brings us together. ...

Holding On and Letting Go
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 9:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Belinda Acosta In a death-denying culture, how do we learn to accompany the dying and the grieving? I WAS PRE ...

Hope Springs Eternal
Originally Posted: 04/03/2014 - 10:22am | Type: Blog

The key emotion of my baseball experience is hope over despair, which is also the most important meaning of Easter for us as Christians. Oh my, did I need Opening Day this year. O ...

Why I Am Troubled by 'God's Not Dead'
Originally Posted: 04/03/2014 - 9:32am | Type: Blog

I am troubled by God’s Not Dead. Specifically, I am troubled by the racial stereotypes that underwrite characters. From the opening scene to its closing postscript,  God’s Not De ...

10 Ways to Fight Sex Trafficking
Originally Posted: 04/02/2014 - 11:45am | Type: Blog

If we are serious about ending the sex slave trade we will need to address some serious issues within every nation in the world, particularly those with male-dominated societies that promote male aggression, p ...

For Those Who Study or Think About God
Originally Posted: 04/02/2014 - 12:02pm | Type: Blog

Those who have made a profession out of talking about, writing about, thinking about God seem determined to make our profession an idol. "It's about God, stupid." I ...

Sex and the Never-Ending Christian Adolescence
Originally Posted: 04/02/2014 - 7:31am | Type: Blog

I don’t know any adult who would willingly repeat adolescence. Yet here we are — we Christians seeking hope, grace, mercy, and purpose, we believers in a God of justice — treating our faith as an endless adole ...

Vatican to Broadcast John Paul II's Canonization in 3-D
Originally Posted: 04/02/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Blog

For the first time viewers will be able to watch the historic event live in 3-D movie theaters in 20 countries across North and South America and Europe. VATICAN CITY — While mill ...

Did Jesus Pray to Allah?
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 9:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan McAnnally-Linz Miroslav Volf Several nations have recently banned non-Muslims fro ...

A Moral Crisis in Africa
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 9:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis As a Christian, I grieve over the unspeakable violence wrongly done in the name of faith. FOR THE ...

The Dead Don’t Die; They Just Reboot
Originally Posted: 04/01/2014 - 9:31am | Type: Blog

It seems like the stuff of science fiction, to consider the possibility of people uploading the entirety of their life experience, or even some iteration of what we understand to be their consciousness, to a n ...

Why I Shared My Sexuality Story
Originally Posted: 04/01/2014 - 9:03am | Type: Blog

I shared my sexuality story chiefly because, as L’Engle says, vulnerability is one of the essential ingredients to being alive. And, I would add, to being human. “When we were ...

Death and Dying Resources
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 11:09am | Type: Magazine Article

Kara Lofton Resources for living well in the midst of death and grief. Death is the inevitable end to our liv ...

What Rock and Roll and the Church Have in Common
Originally Posted: 03/31/2014 - 2:58pm | Type: Blog

The way we define, distinguish, and conduct ourselves, though of utmost importance to many of us, is of little or no interest to those beyond the walls. We are sure we have something that is precious and worth ...

Who Is Your Woman of Faith?
Originally Posted: 03/31/2014 - 2:46pm | Type: Blog

Women of faith have moved hearts, minds, and mountains. They have changed the world by their faithful witness – and changed lives. Through our Women and Girls campaign, Sojourners is working to gather and lift ...

Rewrite Those Epitaphs
Originally Posted: 03/31/2014 - 10:22am | Type: Blog

of bones (Ezekiel 37:1). My soul waits (Psalm 130: 5). In the flesh (Romans 8:8). In the tomb (John 11:17 ...

For the Love of God, Love Others
Originally Posted: 03/31/2014 - 9:12am | Type: Blog

As we try to follow Jesus and grow in our Christian faith, it's time we honestly evaluate the motivations behind our faith. How do our culture, upbringing, experiences, desires, and hundreds of other fact ...

World Vision's Gay Marriage Flip-Flop Reflects Evangelical Angst as Culture Shifts
Originally Posted: 03/28/2014 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

expressed support for allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally, higher than older evangelicals at 17 ...

Keepers of the Keys
Originally Posted: 03/28/2014 - 9:34am | Type: Blog

Are we helping people get where they need to go? Or are we more interested in demonstrating our power by locking doors? One night after working a college basketball game, I s ...

Sloth: When Working Isn’t Enough
Originally Posted: 03/27/2014 - 5:05pm | Type: Blog

The spiritual sin of sloth shows its face when I’m inattentive to my spiritual needs, when I know the spiritual good that can come from a certain decision and I determine not to follow through ...

7 Reasons God Just Might Be Psyched About the Millennial Generation
Originally Posted: 03/27/2014 - 4:50pm | Type: Blog

As a Christian, I think there is a lot to be excited about in the generation that’s poised to inherit the world … after we move out of our parents’ houses, that is. Millennials ar ...

'Noah:' Deeply, Passionately Biblical
Originally Posted: 03/27/2014 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

Despite what you may have heard elsewhere, Noah is deeply, passionately biblical. I’ll begin by cutting to the chase: Forget most of what you’ve read about Darren Aronofsky’s new ...

Envy: Beware the Green-Eyed Monster
Originally Posted: 03/27/2014 - 2:23pm | Type: Blog

I think what lies at the heart of the mix-up between jealousy and envy is not only the result of many of us zoning out during English class, but may also be a consequence of the way our culture objectifies peo ...

What Caring Looks Like
Originally Posted: 03/31/2014 - 12:54pm | Type: Blog

I believe that love requires honesty. As Christians, we are told to love the world, which includes being honest with the world. But truth without care isn’t love. It’s an easy, trendy way to feel good about ou ...

The Joy of Forgiveness and the Seven Deadly Sins
Originally Posted: 03/27/2014 - 11:20am | Type: Blog

Lent is rarely talked about as a celebration, but it is an opportunity to revel in the joy of forgiveness. I live in Washington D.C., a city in which mistakes are messaged and sho ...

Rachel Held Evans: Saying the Things Pastors Can't
Originally Posted: 03/27/2014 - 10:21am | Type: Blog

“I can say things on the blog that pastors can’t say from the pulpit,” Rachel explained, adding that she tries to position the blog as a community where people can safely engage in conversation about things th ...

The Fallacy of Good v. Evil: A Q&A with 'Noah' Writer Ari Handel
Originally Posted: 03/27/2014 - 10:04am | Type: Blog

Last Sunday in Los Angeles, Cathleen Falsani sat down with Ari Handel, a screenwriter and frequent collaborator with Noah director Darren Aronofsky, with whom he co-wrote the film and the graphic novel, Noah, ...

8-year-old Student Not Feminine Enough, Christian School Says
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 5:15pm | Type: Blog

The family of a little girl in western Virginia has removed her from her private Christian school after administrators said she did not appear feminine enough. The family of a lit ...