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Rigorous Truth: Baseball, Errors, and Resurrection
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 10:15am | Type: Blog

That truth about baseball is the truth about life: Errors are part of the rigorous truth of being human. When I was growing up, I had three older cousins who were my models for be ...

Three Reasons We’re Better Together
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 7:12am | Type: Blog

The reason that I do interfaith, and the reason I signed the pledge to be Better Together, is because I believe that religion can be used as a tool for good in all three layers that King is referencing: in our ...

Responding to Heartache with Action
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 6:43am | Type: Blog

Thank you for being such good company. Thank you for keeping us going. “As [Jesus] came near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, 'If you, even you, had ...

Not This Time -- A Reflection on the Resurrection of Lazarus
Originally Posted: 04/08/2014 - 3:45pm | Type: Blog

Life is stronger than death, that love is stronger than hate, that resurrection is possible through the Living Word of God. Editor's Note: This post is adapted from a sermo ...

He Doesn’t Just Listen to the Sunday Sermon; He Draws It
Originally Posted: 04/08/2014 - 1:49pm | Type: Blog

On the second Sunday of Lent, John Hendrix sits in one of the pews near the back of Grace and Peace Fellowship  ST. LOUIS (RNS) On the second Sunday of Lent, John Hendrix sits in ...

Part I: Remembering That Out of Death Comes Life
Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 7:47am | Type: Blog

Joshua was just 17 when he witnessed the murder of his mother. His father, who was still in Uganda, heard ... Rwanda-119-7647-web.jpg 801.17 KB Rwanda-090-0177-web.jpg 688.13 KB (20 year ...

Artist Statement: About the 'On Pilgrimage' Series
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 6:47am | Type: Blog

On pilgrimage, I’ve learned that experiencing the brokenness of the world leads to a greater sense of internal healing. As I’ve begun to find healing in these paradoxical stories, my hope is that together we w ...

VIDEO: How to Build a Memorial Prayer Altar
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 10:40am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Create your own memorial prayer altar in remembrance of those you love and will never forget. Fro ...

Folding Up Our Tents
Originally Posted: 04/08/2014 - 9:19am | Type: Blog

Political groups talk about expanding their tents to include some of those who vote the other way. Religious groups create requirements to stay under their tents and expel anyone who doesn’t meet them. There a ...

Finding Hope On Opening Day
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 5:26pm | Type: Press

April 4, 2014 Sojo in the News Tom Feran ...

Opening Day: Hope Springs Eternal
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 5:23pm | Type: Press

April 3, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

The Joy Of Forgiveness And The Seven Deadly Sins
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 5:01pm | Type: Press

March 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Blessed Are The Peacemakers
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 4:46pm | Type: Press

March 31, 2014 Sojo in the News Carl McColman ...

‘Foreword Reviews’ Names Book Of The Year Finalists
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 4:36pm | Type: Press

March 31, 2014 Sojo in the News Christine Johnson ...

Why Emma Watson Is The Secret Key To 'Noah'
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 3:40pm | Type: Press

March 27, 2014 Sojo in the News Esther Zuckerman ...

Voting With Their Feet
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 2:47pm | Type: Blog

On March 28 at about 4 p.m., the Afghan Peace Volunteers heard a loud explosion nearby. For the rest of the evening and night, they anxiously waited for the sound of rocket fire and firing to stop. It was repo ...

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: 04/23/2014 - 1:36pm | 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: 04/23/2014 - 2:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill Tyrone Parker, the executive director of the Alliance of Concerned Men, works with urban youth and families in the natio ...

Easter with Czeslaw Milosz: Cento
Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 2:48pm | Type: Magazine Article

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

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: 04/23/2014 - 2:02pm | 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: 04/23/2014 - 2:01pm | 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 ...