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Jesus: We Interrupt This Execution to Bring You a Message of Grace
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 9:02pm | Type: Blog

Last night, death was interrupted when the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of execution for a Texas man convicted of a double murder in Houston in 1995. Last night, dea ...

Jon Stewart on 'the Poors': Fridges & Microwaves & TVs, Oh My!
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

WARNING: Sarcasm ahead. WARNING: Sarcasm ahead. Scandalous statistics reveal that nearly every household ( 99.9 percent according to the Heritage Foundation ) classified as ...

Poverty: By The Numbers
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

The Census Bureau on Tuesday released the latest data on poverty in the United States, and the news was troubling. The Census Bureau on Tuesday released the latest data on poverty ...

Preach it, Father Pfleger!
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

"OK to all those attacking Tavis and Dr. "OK to all those attacking Tavis and Dr. West and me for hosting the Poverty tour, can you get off your Hating a seco ...

Life Inspired: Roger Ebert
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Roger Ebert, perhaps the preeminent film critic in the United States, recently published a 500-page memoir titled, Life Itself, that chronicles his journey from childhood to his most recent years, adjusting ( ...

Red State Wins: Take a Bow, Silent Bob
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Don't believe most of what you'll hear about Kevin Smith's new movie, Red State. Don't believe most of what you'll hear about Kevin Smith's new m ...

A.M. Giggle: Cookie Waits does 'God's Away on Business'
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Some clever folks have created a magnificent "mash-up" of Sesame Street's resident pastry enthusiast, Cookie Monster, and the iconoclastic performer Tom Waits' song "God's Away ...

Surprised by Joy on 9/11/11
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

"[Music] is no invention of ours: it is a gift of God. I place it next to theology. Satan hates music: he knows how it drives the evil spirit out of us." -- Martin Luther ...

Obama's Remembrance: 9/11/11
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama spent Sunday, the 10th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, by visiting each of the attack sites in New York City, Washington, ...

Turning Mourning into Voyeurism
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

to a similar article from Ms. Murphy on January 17, 2012. Why? Why? Sometimes, not always, ...

Sermon on Forgiveness
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

When I was growing up, there was a house down the street from us which had slightly tattered window coverings and the front lawn was like a graveyard of broken things. When I wa ...

This Week in Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

? U.S. troops on the front line believe that the war will go on for another 10 years after they leave. ? An audit shows that the surge of U.S. civilian advisers has cost nearly $2 billion. ...

I Am the 9/11 Generation
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

(This morning's view of Ground Zero from Sojourners and the World Evangelical Alliance's press conference.) (This morning's view of Ground Zero from S ...

We've Changed, But How?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

I woke up on the morning of September 11, 2001 both nervous and excited. I woke up on the morning of September 11, 2001 both nervous and excited. I had spent the last two months ...

Remembering 9/11 Through Music and Literature
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Ten years on, I'm remembering the literature I read and the music that kept me going in the days and months after 9/11. Ten years on, I'm remembering the literature I r ...

10 Years After 9/11: The Good and the Bad
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was at home in Washington, D.C. getting ready to go to Sojourners' office. On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was at home in Was ...

September/October 2011
Originally Posted: 10/04/2011 - 10:14am | Type: Magazine Issue

September, 2011 Peace Be Upon Them: Christians and Muslims in the post-9/11 world. ...

Commemorating 9/11 by Desegregating Theological Education
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

I just returned from a very moving convocation at the Claremont School of Theology where I am on the faculty. I just returned from a very moving convocation at the Claremont Sch ...

A Killing Machine
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Two long pieces this weekend described "one hell of a killing machine," and "the dark matter Two long pieces this weekend described "one hell of a killing m ...

Take a Walk on 9/11
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, many of us are wondering how best to honor the many victims of that tragedy and its aftermath. As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 appro ...

For LGBT Youth, a Shelter From the Streets of Rejection
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

[Editors' note: This post is part of a series over the last few weeks on youth homelessness. [ Editors' note : This post is part of a series over the last few week ...

Let's Hold Glenn Beck to His Pledge of Nonviolence
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

On his radio show last week, Glenn Beck read a vow of nonviolence, which he said he'd been working on for about a year, and pleaded his followers to take it as well. On his ...

More than 1,000 Arrested Protesting Keystone XL Pipeline
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

As of this morning, more than 1,009 Americans have been arrested to bring national attention to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. This is what church looks like. As of thi ...

Awakening Creativity in Prayer
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Each moment is pregnant with new possibilities waiting to be born, alive with new beginnings, God's secrets not yet heard, God's dreams not yet fulfilled. Each moment is ...

Liberate Eden: A Digital Meditation on the Contemporary Life of Faith
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

"The man who can articulate the movements of his inner life," the late Christian apologist and author Henri Nouwen said, "need no longer be a victim of himself, but is able slowly and consiste ...

Peace Be Upon Them
Originally Posted: 05/06/2013 - 2:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Smietana A Tennessee church welcomes its Muslim neighbors.   Rev. Steve Stone was just trying to be a ...

Across the Great Divide
Originally Posted: 09/08/2011 - 3:57pm | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron Taylor Christians and Muslims in the post-9/11 world. I can remember it like yesterday. It was three we ...

A Convert to Peace
Originally Posted: 09/08/2011 - 4:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis A conservative Republican member of Congress talks about his journey of repentance for supporting the U.S. wars in Iraq and Af ...

Why Seminary Leadership Matters
Originally Posted: 09/09/2011 - 4:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Barbara Wheeler Good presidents and administrators influence not just schools, but the broader church. I have ...

Studying War More?
Originally Posted: 09/12/2011 - 12:58pm | Type: Magazine Article

Claire Lorentzen ROTC is back on campuses -- but military thinking still conflicts with the life of the mind. ...

Teachable Moments
Originally Posted: 10/04/2011 - 11:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Avedis Abovian Nikia Smith Robert Melanie Weldon-Soiset ...

9/11: What Have We Learned?
Originally Posted: 09/12/2011 - 3:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis America should be a safe place for people of all faiths. Ten years ago, terrorists hijacked four a ...

Does the Emphysema Come in Menthol?
Originally Posted: 09/12/2011 - 3:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Starting in 2013, every pack of cigarettes sold in the U.S. will include graphic images portraying the physical effects of ...

You Can Still Live
Originally Posted: 09/12/2011 - 3:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins The round-up on late-summer cinema, including: Solaris, The Tree of Life, and Super 8.  It ...

Telling the Old, Old Story
Originally Posted: 09/12/2011 - 3:57pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gene Luen Yang Why, despite mutual suspicions, Christianity and comics go together like paper and ink. I reme ...

The Story of Everything
Originally Posted: 09/13/2011 - 1:02pm | 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 - 12:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

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

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 09/13/2011 - 1:19pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Life Stories Alison Owings interviewed members of 16 tribal nations for the oral history Indian Voices: Listening to Native Americans , capturing intimat ...

The Vision of E Street
Originally Posted: 09/13/2011 - 4:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Springsteen has always understood that the rock-and-roll story is about freedom. Bruce Sp ...

From the Editors
Originally Posted: 09/13/2011 - 1:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Loving our neighbors is usually easier in the abstract. The members of Heartsong Church, just outside of Memphis, Tennessee, made that love very real last year in a ...

SEPTEMBER Not for the Faint of Heart
Originally Posted: 09/14/2011 - 1:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

(Matthew 20:11-16). [ September 25 ] Questioning Authority Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 25:1-9; ... with thirst?" (Exodus 17:3). It's a common enough question to put to religious leaders: "Who gives you ...

Outside the Circle?
Originally Posted: 09/13/2011 - 3:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jennifer A. Nolan "The Safety Net Frays" is a nice piece, but we've seen this movie before. The American chattering classes chatter marvelously, but stopped believin ...

Waging Peace
Originally Posted: 09/13/2011 - 4:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Grant Bakewell, Jr. Please continue to address the importance of promoting and building peace ("The Things that Make for Peace," by Jim Wallis, July 2011), whether in Afg ...

OCTOBER Remembering Our Identity
Originally Posted: 09/14/2011 - 1:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Revelation 7:9-17; Psalm 34:1-10, 22; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12 God is present here right now ... and ethnicity being recognized and treated as children of God (Revelation 7:9-17.) We need one another to hold ...

September-October 2011 Sojourners Magazine
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Libya's Revolution: A Model for the Region?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Recent analyses of the Arab Spring have questioned the efficacy of nonviolent resistance compared to armed struggle in ousting authoritarian regimes. Recent analyses of the Arab ...

Who is the Messiah of Evangelical Politicians?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

The evangelical world expands to a far-off horizon and the topographical valleys and peaks cover landscapes that are both long and wide. The evangelical world expands to a far-o ...

595 Arrested at the White House
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

I'm home. I'm tired. And I feel great! I'm home. I'm tired. And I feel great! Yesterday, 145 religious leaders, artists, and students were arrested in front o ...

What Karl Barth Says about Blog Comments
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

The comment code of conduct for the God's Politics blog includes familiar commitments to civility, courtesy, and respect, and even connects these pledges to biblical passages. ...